Have you ever had anyone ask you, “Why do you go to church?’ What was your answer? “Because I am a Christian”, “Because I am not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together”, or “Christ died to establish the church!” Yet all this begs the question . . . . Why do we come to church? We need to have a foundation of understanding what the Word of God says, and then have a true reason for attending. In 1 Kings 5:5 Solomon says that he, purposed, “To build a house for the Name of the LORD my God!” As we think of the importance of the church today, the true reason to go to church is to “build a house” for people of the community to come and meet with God. In Philippians 3:10, Paul writes, “That I may know Him and power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” We come to church to bring glory to God, and to learn of Him, and to make Him known to the community. That is done as the Word of God is exalted from the pulpit and in the lives of those attending. We go to church to learn more about Him, and to put those principles and truths in practice in our lives. God gives us eternal life, and guides us through the paths of life (easy and difficult). Is there any better reason to honor Him by taking the time to come to His house to learn of Him.