Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
There are times when going to church is inconvenient; maybe it is just the thought that there is not enough "bang for the buck";there is so much to do at home. There are so many choices of what to do with our Sundays, both morning and evening.
I am not saying that there are not times when we really "need" to be gone, but this should be the exception rather than the rule. What if the topic is something that you don't think you need? What if the speaker is not the one you would prefer to listen to? Should this keep us away? No. How will others be encouraged if we don't show up to fill in our piece of the puzzle?
If we are supposed to stir, or agitate, one another to love and good deeds, how will that happen is we are not there? This is really discouraging on one side; the side that there are people waiting for us to encourage them, and we don't show up. It is also encouraging when you think that just because you are not the pastor or Sunday School teacher, you can really make an impact others in the Church if we just show up and let the Lord work through us.
Show up and Stir.