Ask a Pastor Column
July 29, 2021
Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions
Q: Why are we supposed to go to church? What is church good for?
A: The word translated “church” in our Bibles refers to a ‘called-out assembly.” In other words, a church is a group of people who have been called out of their culture and society by God to become part of something completely new and different (1 Peter 2:9-10). Members of this group are called saints (Colossians 1:2), beloved brethren chosen by God (1 Thessalonians 1:4), holy brethren (1 Thessalonians 5:27), believers in Christ (Acts 4:32; 5:14), and the body of Christ...