Hebrews 10 tells us beginning at verse 23, "let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 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.
Corporate church attendance is a place we may encourage each other. I am on the prayer team at my church and have found one of the times of the service when I feel most blessed is when I am permitted to pray for others.
The next part of the service I have come to love is praise and worship. I was always a guy who sort of checked out until the message, but no longer. Being with Christ in heaven means we get to praise Him in the company of all other believers and the Heavenly host. While heaven is not an eternal worship service, it is a core component of being in God’s presence. Isaiah found that out and recorded it for us in Isaiah 6:
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
And in Revelation 19 we see it is the saints who are doing the praising
6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Assembling together is a snapshot of heaven. We worship the Lord. We serve Him. And We hear His word; in heaven we will hear from Him in person. I can’t think of a better reason to attend a church service than this.