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Does God want us to go to church?

Here's a thought. God doesn't want you to go to church on Sunday. 
"Well, that's useful," you might say, "that's convenient, because I can't go because the church building is closed." I'm hoping you will virtually go to church: turn on your computer or tablet or phone and join with us in worship at 6pm every Sunday until the restrictions  on using the church building is lifted. But however you go to church, online or in a building, it is not completely fulfilling what God wants according to this passage: "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke." (Isaiah 58:7)
Jesus gave his best, he gave his best for us. He lived the perfect life. He died on the cross for our sins. He rose again to new life. He gave us new birth, a new life. He gave us everything. And so God doesn't want us to go to church, rather in addition to…

The challenge posed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Why is the death, burial, and subsequent resurrection of Jesus Christ such a big deal?  Why didn't Jesus just die like everyone else and go to Heaven and wait for us there?  Why did it have to be so gruesome and public, His death, His burial, and His resurrection? Because it validates everything Jesus said while he was on earth, it validates everything he taught and shared for three years.

You see, if Jesus Christ hadnít come back from the dead after three days, there would be no Christianity, no followers of Christ, no hope.  But he has.  And because JesCreate Linkus Christ came to earth, we can have life and have life everlasting.

When he was on earth, he talked a lot about His Kingdom and how he was going to create a new temple in 3 days.

The people of His time did not understand, thinking that he was referring to an earthly kingdom.

If he had left earth, been buried, and didnít resurrect, he would have been the purveyor of another false religion.  Today, he would be the prophe…