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Church Membership

Are you an active member of a local church? Where? Jesus built the church (Matthew 16:18) and gave Himself for the benefit of the church (Ephesians 5:25). The church is made up of Godís people. To love Christ is to love His church.

Godís purpose

*We can be a part of Godís work through the church. ďSo we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of anotherĒ (Romans 15:5).
*As a part of the church we can worship with other Christians (Hebrew 10:25; Ephesians 5:19-20).
*As a part of the church we learn how to become the kind of people God wants us to be (2 Peter 3:18).
*As a part of the church we can minister to one another (1 Corinthians 12-26).

Our need
*We need the fellowship of other Christians (1 John 1:3). We need to publicly identify with the family of God (Acts 2:41-42).
*We need strength for daily living which comes through fellowship with other Christians (Hebrew 3:13).
*We can express our personal talents and spiritual gifts through the church (Romans 12:4-8).

Godís provision
*God established the church as the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:4; Colossians 1:18).
*God provides for church membership through the invitation of the local church (Revelation 22:17).
*God encourages every Christian to participate in church membership (Hebrew 10:25).
*Jesus set the example for us through His custom of regular synagogue attendance (Luke 4:16).

Our response
*You may become a member of the local church fellowship by professing your faith and by being baptized (Acts 2:41, 47).
*You may share the fellowship of the local church by joining its membership
*You may join a church by a statement that you have been baptized by a local church of like faith and order.
*Will you commit yourself to become an active member of a local church?

My commitment: Dear Lord, thank You for the church. Help me to be a faithful church member and support my church family.