Local Loyalty Lagging
| The Christian is a
member of a local church and has responsibilities to that congregation to
support it financially, cooperatively and certainly with faithful
attendance at worship services. Many are very diligent in doing their
duty. Others seemingly could care less.
There are times when being away is necessary and permissible. But many times plans are made that ignore local loyalty that could be made to accommodate local loyalty. Services at our local home church seem almost optional and are pushed aside to suit ourselves. Too often we do things and go places that are not that important but they contradict local attendance and some seem to think that is OK. I contend it is not.
We should make every effort to support the church locally rather than consider the local church as a place to attend when we don't have something else we prefer to do. Make other plans around the local church; not the other way around.