– Episode 2026 –

Bad Reasons for Missing Church

Going to church (or not going to church) is a heart issue.  Cripplegate’s 14 reasons for missing church are presented and with few exceptions, most don’t hold water.  Of those that do, they only do for a season.  If you really want to be in church, you’ll be in church.  If you don’t, you won’t.  An obedient heart will desire to assemble with the saints.


Segment 1 (0:00) – The who, what, when, where, why (and why not) we gather together in church.  The first two excuses of Cripplegate’s 14 reasons people miss church are presented.

Segment 2 (8:24) – Excuses for skipping church are pretty lame, e.g., some people skip church to get some extra rest after a hard week, but we rest in Christ alone, not in bed.

Segment 3 (16:33) – Excuses for skipping church … continued.  With few exceptions, most don’t hold water.  Of those that do, they really only do for a season.