Thursday, January 26, 2017

Is It OK to Skip Church and Watch Sermons at Home?

The Rev. Billy Graham believes that while there is value in being able to watch church services on television, it is preferable to attend in person.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/billy-graham-answers-is-it-ok-to-just-watch-church-on-tv-instead-of-attending-service-173156/#D0TskkfZDshaYMc4.99
The Rev. Billy Graham believes that while there is value in being able to watch church services on television, it is preferable to attend in person.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/billy-graham-answers-is-it-ok-to-just-watch-church-on-tv-instead-of-attending-service-173156/#D0TskkfZDshaYMc4.99
Many churches have offered worshipers the ability to watch their services online, with some drawing in large audiences as a result.


Rev. Billy Graham, an American Evangelist, believes that while there is value in being able to watch church services on television, it is preferable to attend in person. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler expressed concern over watching services online instead of attending, calling the practice "dangerous for believers."

''Christ clearly intends for his people to be gathered together into congregations. The fellowship of the saints is a vital means of grace for the disciple of Christ,we need to hear sermons preached by flesh-and-blood preachers in the real-time experience of Christian worship. We need to confess the faith together through the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper," said Mohler

I think you'll miss the opportunity to be part of the congregation — to sing with others, to give to God's work, and especially to get to know & learn from other believers when you skip church and watch sermons at home.

What do you think? Is it OK to skip Church and Watch Sermons at Home?


In a Q&A published Saturday by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Graham was asked whether it was necessary to attend worship when the same service is available to watch from home.
"I've always been pretty independent, and the idea of going through all the hassle of getting up and going to church has never attracted me," the person said. "What's wrong with just watching a church service on TV? I'd be hearing the same message I'd hear if I went, wouldn't I?"
Graham responded that while there were certain benefits to being able to watch church services, especially for someone with health problems like himself, a person loses out by not attending in person when they are able to.

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10 comments:

  1. I think it's awesome to have the option when you can't be there in person (if your sick, etc), but we get so much more out of it when we are physically there. Listening online provides a sermon, not a church family fellowship experience. The writer of Hebrews said not to give up meeting together, online is not together.

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    1. I concur. Love your comment

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  2. Its Never right to skip church services just to attend sermon at home. It feels more good and right to worship in the midst of fellow worshipers

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  3. This is interesting to know views :)

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  4. I think it is better to worship with the brethren especially to get to know & learn from other believers

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  5. We should visit church or any holy place it is because human mind is never still to help him overcome his problems, to get the motivation to keep working we need to visit the place where there is full of positive energy :)

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  6. Thanks for putting up this post. Any holy place, be it the church or a temple, community congregation has been emphasized in all religions. Good to read.

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  7. Being a muslim it's nice tonknow about other religions also. Nice article :)

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  8. its choice and has no difference, church or home sermons, the aim is to digest and understand the word of God.. so skipping church changes nothing.

    #IstandwithBloggers

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  9. i can't really say it depends some are ill and can not go to church, and some maybe lazy.But i know a person who have watched a man of God preaching and through that she got her healing ..

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