Recently one morning while I was shaving and listening to Alistair Begg on Christian radio, I was shocked when the main announcer said he had not been to church these last two Sundays because of the National Football League playoffs. He then said that it was okay because he was able to listen to his pastor on the radio. I wonder how much damage this did to the many who heard this.
To go to your church at a different time is one thing, but completely miss is another.
Here is a man who is basically a leader in Christian circles saying that he had not fellowshipped with his church over the last two Sundays because of football. I wonder if his pastor and the elders of his church will speak to him about this.
Do you attend a church where your pastors and/or elders would speak to you if you did this? I know my pastor would.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:23-25 nasb).