Live Longer-Go to Church

Part Seven

Would you like to live 4-14 years longer?  If yes, there is an easy answer.  Go to church!  Research shows that attending faith-based services four times per month will add 4-14 years of life expectancy.  With numbers like that, I had to dig a bit deeper.  

Here are my thoughts:

  • Being part of a faith community keeps you socially involved and active.   We have others to walk alongside us when we need support.  God never intended for us to do life alone. 
  • Each week you are encouraged in your faith.  This would be healthy for your mind, body, and soul.  A closeness to God will bring you peace, joy, and hope.  
  • Being part of a faith community, many times involves giving.  Giving to those less fortunate.  Giving to missionaries.  Serving others within the church and your community.  Giving is not about us but how we can bless others. 
  • Singing in worship is our thankfulness to God for all He is and has done. 
  • Biblically-based teaching will encourage us to live a life that is honoring to God.  He made us and knows exactly what we need.  By studying God’s Word, we will be encouraged and will learn how to live a Godly life.  I know I need this daily. 

During Covid, churches were shut down.  Zoom became normal.  No wonder we had such a mental health crisis.  Many previous church attendees have not returned to attending church in person.  We as a society have found it easier not to go.  This is not healthy.   If you are one of the many -I would encourage you to take time and find a Bible-teaching church to attend.  

Remember there is no such thing as a perfect church.  There are no perfect people or a perfect program.  We are all sinners trying to grow closer to God.  Just as I am not perfect- I can’t expect a perfect church.   I am glad God doesn’t expect me to be perfect. A church is a place to learn and grow.  Being in a church where they worship God and preach His Word should be our focus.  

I am thankful that Dan wants to go to church with me.  He also knows the importance of gathering in a church and worshiping God.  

Going to church keeps us closer in our marriage, friendships, family, and with God.  : )

Live Longer-Go to Church!

( the original blue zones, all but five of the 263 centenarians we interviewed belonged to some faith-based community. Research shows that attending faith-based services just four times per month will add 4-14 years of life expectancy

God’s Word-Hebrews 10:25

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

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