What is the importance of church for Christians?


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‘Sanctuary’ Importance of Church attendance

What is the importance of church for Christians?

Your alone time with God is most vital! It builds the relationship God wishes with us. However, coming together as a group of believers is like all of a parent’s children visiting for Christmas. God loves us, and for Christians to come together to praise and worship him brings joy that we cannot fathom. And it brings us together with like-minded people.

Imagine the early church, Jews and Gentiles coming together under one roof to worship God together. We receive a verbal message placed on a pastor’s heart by God, we hear praise and worship music divinely inspired, and we fellowship. Church is not a building, it is the group of people who care for us, look forward to seeing us, and keep us accountable when we stray. You can be a Christian without church, but immersion in Christ requires more than just ourselves. That, is the importance of church attendance.

“And let us consider together how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Importance of Church attendance

Photographer’s Notes– Capturing ‘Sanctuary’

For this exhibition entry, I would love to say this image was well thought through and planned for weeks and captured when all the elements were aligned; but that is not the case. I was traveling back from a photoshoot and almost didn’t stop, but my wife, Kathleen talked me into it at the last minute. The sun, church, leaves are all original color; very little editing was needed to bring this picture to life.

I shot this image with an EF 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. This picture was captured at ISO 200 and f/16.0 for clarity, detail and to create sun flare. I used a faster shutter speed of 1/500 since it was shot handheld to prevent blurring. Minimal edits completed in Adobe Lightroom.

Photography and writing by: Jon Frederick, Lead Photographer for Seven11

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Jon Frederick

I am an internationally exhibited fine arts photographer, blog contributor, and published Christian author. Along with my wife, Kathleen, we are the founders of Seven11 Photography and co-authors of “Immersion: An Inspirational Christian Photography Collection”. “Immersion” is the first devotional of its kind to combine “faith-inspired” photography with individual messages of Christian encouragement, creating a more immersive study you can read, see, and spiritually feel. Our goal is to help fellow Christians deepen their relationship with God by creating studies that go beyond written words. If a picture says a thousand words, our unique approach reaches deep into your thoughts, memories, and emotions, through visual engagement, to deepen your study and actively strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ.

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