Church Attendance—found 117 times in 114 verses; Note: This study is geared more to the attendance of church services, but the information given here will assist in a study of the word church.
Variations: church, churches
First usage: Matthew 16:18 (church)
Last usage: Revelation 22:16 (churches)
Defined: The word church designates not a meeting place, but the people who meet in that place.
Interesting fact: Though it was certainly not the same as the New Testament church, the assembled Jews who marched through the wilderness are called “the church in the wilderness” (Acts 7:38).
Bible study tip: Some Bible studies are more complex because no single word or phrase offers a well-rounded study. In such cases, the student must broaden the scope of study. It is important to note that Bible study takes time and dedication. Those unwilling to invest the hours in studying the scripture should not expect to glean the benefits associated to dedicated study.
Sunday, Day 1—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 2—Christ’s Custom
Tuesday, Day 3—Forsaking Assembly
Wednesday, Day 4—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 5—Missed Blessings
Friday, Day 6—Behaviour in the House of God
Saturday, Day 7—The Joy of Attendance
Day 1: Church Day
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.