People Don't Go to Church
I. PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO CHURCH BECAUSE THEIR
HEART IS NOT RIGHT.
Without exception, we
have found that people whose hearts are right with God
go to a good church unless they are sick. In Luke 14:18,
we are told that those who were invited by the Lord to
His supper "all with one consent began to make excuse."
2. ANOTHER REASON PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO CHURCH
IS BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS ARE SINFUL.
3:20-21 says: "For every one that doeth evil hateth the
light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds
should be reproved."
3. A THIRD REASON
WHY PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO CHURCH IS BECAUSE OF VOLUNTARY
WORK ON SUNDAY.
Some work on Sunday is
involuntary, and the employee has little choice in the
4. STILL ANOTHER REASON PEOPLE
DON'T GO TO CHURCH IS BECAUSE THE DEVIL HAS THEM
DECEIVED ABOUT SOME THINGS.
4:3, 4 says: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to
them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath
blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the
light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image
of God, should shine unto them."
FIFTH REASON PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO CHURCH IS BECAUSE OF
THE LACK OF CHRISTIAN CHARACTER.
2:46, it says "And they, continuing daily with one
accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to
house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness
6. A SIXTH REASON PEOPLE DO
NOT GO TO CHURCH IS BECAUSE AS CHRISTIANS THEY ARE OUT
OF FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AND GOD'S PEOPLE.
John 1:7 says "If we walk in the light as He is in the
light, we have fellowship one with another, and the
blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanseth us from all
7. THE FINAL REASON WHY PEOPLE
DON'T GO TO CHURCH IS BECAUSE OF LOVE OF PLEASURES AND
The Bible says that in the last days
men would be "Lovers of their own selves" and "lovers of
pleasures more than lovers of God" (2 Tim. 3:2-4).