Pt1 I Will Be a Functioning Church Member


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Jan. 15, 2023

I Am A Church Member                                                                January 15, 2023

                                 Pt1   I Will Be a Functioning Church Member

                                                       1 Corinthians 12 & 13


Membership Means

  1. We are All Necessary Parts of the Whole … 1 Cor. 12:27-28

  2. We are Different but We Still Work Together …  1 Cor. 12:26

   3. Everything We Say & Do is Based on the Biblical Foundation of Love … 1 Cor. 13

       Non-Biblical Membership Attitudes

          1. Country Club Attitude

                 · Pay your dues...people will serve you

          2. Become a CEO Member…

                  · Christmas & Easter only

           3. Become a Revered Member

                   · Give a nice sum of money, even though you never lift a finger

                             in service or ministry.

       This Non-Biblical approach to Membership is

            1. Man-made

            2. Man-centered

            3. Man-maintained

            4. Totally contrary to the Bible

            5. Has no place in our churches

Biblical Membership gives without qualification

        1. Views Tithes & Offerings as joyous giving

        2. Serves & ministers as a natural way of doing things

Biblical Church Membership is Functioning Membership…

     Two Reasons…

           1st … the Body is a Unified Whole

                     - in mission, purpose, ministry, and activities

           2nd … It is made up of many parts… Vs. 12-26

 Question to ask yourself…

                 How Can I BEST Serve my Church?