The day of the week is only important to a few denominations, while the principle of weekly group worship is standard in Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities. It is not lost on anyone that the seven-day standard week is common to the calendar of the world, and at least one day is considered a day of rest.
The Bible encourages believers--new and old alike--to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). The first step in this process is to become actively involved in the ministry of a local church.All Christians are members of the body of Christ, which is the true church. It is God's will that Christians meet together as a spiritual body on the local level--which they have been doing for nearly two thousand years. The writer of Hebrews 10:25 admonished the first-century followers of Christ: "Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near". There is something about fellowship within the body of believers in the local church that is unique and cannot be found elsewhere. To neglect fellowship in church is to give up the encouragement and help of other Christians. We gather together to share our faith and strengthen one another in the Lord.
Yes. It's so wonderful coming together with our church family and worshiping God, it's very important too. It's also great to learn about God, and a church family, is a family. Church is a great support. It's just so awesome!
Going to church on sunday in not important God's commandments tell us "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath for the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor the stranger within your gates. For i six days the Lord made the heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it. Going to church on the true sabbath is important; it is one of Gods commandments. And no where in scripture dose it say the sabbath was changed to sunday. Sunday in named for the pagan sun god not the Son of God check the spelling. Follow the commandments of God; and not the traditions of sinful man.
It can help you better understand a lot of things if you go to a good church. Otherwise, sometimes they can turn you away from him. It's not forced and God doesn't say you'll get punished for not going to church. It's about the relationship YOU have with him that counts!
As Strawb. noted, the church is the body of Christ, He is the Head (Ephesians 1:22-23). If you want to be an amputated finger or foot or whatever part of the body you are, then you separate yourself and don't go to the assembly. How long can a toe survive on its own? Read John 15:1-10. Can you arbitrarily separate yourself from Him and there be no consequence?
In one word, yes. God made us to know, love, and serve Him, in this life, and to be fantastically happy with Him forever, in the next - Heaven. We can't know someone, if we don't find out about them, in conversation (conversing with God is called praying); and we can't love someone a lot, if we don't spend much time with them. The best place to spend time with God is in a Catholic Church, because God the Son (Jesus Christ), wills to be there, in the Tabernacle, all of Him - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, the Real Presence, usually, 24/7! I wouldn't do that for you, but He sure does, because He loves you more than anyone else ever has or ever will! He wants to be close to you as much as possible, but at least, for Sunday worship. I hope this helps. Frank