“I’m not going on vacation this year. I’m just going to watch a video about the Grand Canyon.”
“A Honeymoon? We’ll just listen to your Mom and Dad tell us about their own while we look at photos.”
“Hospitals make me queasy. My wife will tell me about the birth of our first son later from the comfort of our own home.”
“I’m not going to Great-Grandma’s 100th birthday party. Gonna watch the video on Facebook later.”
“I don’t go to church. I watch a preacher on the tv Sunday morning.”
Going to church isn’t just another routine event. It is our opportunity to hear God speak to us through His Word and fellowship with other believers around Him. There isn’t anything routine about it!
There may be times when physical circumstances make it impossible to get to church on a given Sunday, but like so many other things in life, actually being with other Christians to worship God can’t be conveyed any other way than being there in person!
Do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24).