When  two  people  get  married,  and  they have  both  been  attending  different churches,  it  can  present  a  very  hectic decision  concerning  which  church  both will  attend  after  the  marriage  ceremony.  For some couples, this might be a simple decision, but for others, it is a rather difficult decision to make.   Being  a  Christian  does  not  mean  that  you  have  to  be  a  Catholic, Baptist  or  be  a  part  of  any  other  denomination.  Being  a  Christian means that you are born again and that you have been awakened to what Father God created you for. Either spouse may want to stay at a  particular  church  because  that  church  is  where  they  grew  up  or where  their  family  always  attended  worship  services.    One  of  the spouses may have a position in their church where they have served for  years.  If  both  spouses  are  Christians,    God  will  always  lead them to the right church, if they are follow God’s Word.   Whether  married  or  single,  where  you  worship  is  very  important. The  main  reason  to  attend  any  church  is  because  that  church resembles the Lord Jesus Christ and you have an opportunity  to grow spiritually. Satan, however, has a counterfeit of everything,   including  the  church. 

The  church  you  attend  should not  be  built  on  the  pastor’s  popularity,  church  hype,  or  a  huge crowd, but rather, a strong foundation of teaching and preaching from  the  Word  of  God.  The  church  you  attend  should  have  a consciousness  of  order,  according  to  1  Corinthians  14:40:  “But all things should be done decently and in order.”   The church’s leaders should function according to New Testament principles.  A New Testament church is a church which derives its doctrine from the New Testament. Paul said, “…I exhort you, be imitators of me. For this reason I have sent to you Timothy,… my beloved and faithful child in the Lord…he will remind you of my ways  which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere  in every church” 1 Corinthians 4:16-17.   If a married couple wants to receive the grace or favor of God over their lives and marriage, they must not try to operate on Old Testament principles. “For  if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by  keeping the  law,  you  have  been  cut  off  from  Christ!  You  have  fallen away from God’s grace” Galatians 5:4 NLT. You must not allow yourselves  to  be  cut  off  from  Christ.  Make  sure  the  church  you attend, worships God and not the leaders.  

Evangelism  should  be  a  priority  in  the  church,  reaching  the unsaved with the message of Christ. Holiness and living separated unto the Lord should be stressed for members and leaders, alike. You should be able to sense  love in the church. Christ said, “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one  another”  John 13:35. If two people sincerely  want to grow together in Christ, pray and ask God for direction. God will always  lead  you  according  to  His  will  for  your  life,  not yours. His will is what you should always want.

 

Authored by Pastor Bob Dziadaszek