What is corporate worship? Webster’s Dictionary tells us that one meaning of corporate is “of, relating to, or formed into a unified body of individuals.” In the New Testament, the Greek word ekklesia, is used 115 times referring to a unified gathering of God’s people. Corporate Worship! It’s an important way we need to connect with each other and to God.
So why in our modern age, when we have sermons available online to listen to and the Bible and other study guides available on our tablets and phones to read, do we still need to go to church? Isn’t that just a ritual? Here’s what God’s Word has to say about it:
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV)
We were made to worship God together! While your personal Bible study, prayer and worship is very important, there are benefits from corporate worship that you just can’t get any other way. Here are 5 of them.