Why Church Membership? Church Discipline

For the sake of Church Discipline If we have not availed ourselves to the hard privilege of church discipline (as necessary), can we truly say we have submitted to God’s ruling in and through His church? Of course, if your church does not practice church discipline, this point is moot. And, I might add, your […]

Why Church Membership? Being Set Apart

Anyone can attend a church gathering. Anyone. So what should set Christians apart from unbelievers? If unbelievers can attend every Sunday Service, Sunday School class, Wednesday prayer time, special services, and other activities, then what should set the true believer from the rest? Quite simply: membership. I believe membership demonstrates the love and care for […]

Why Church Membership? Fellowship

We cannot be completely obedient to all of Scripture if we are not intentionally and covenantally pursuing deep fellowship with one another in general, but also inter-generationally with older and younger people. In other words, in order to be obedient as Whole-Bible Christians, we must commit ourselves as a member of a local body so […]

Why Church Membership? The Gospel

– “And being found in human form, he, that is Christ, humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he […]

Why Church Membership? Accountability

Accountability is getting help in taking responsibility for our actions. Accountability is comprised of listening (), humility in relation to others sins and faults () with the thought, “if not for the grace of God, there go I,” demonstrating love because God loves us, and Whoever loves God must also love his brother. ( , […]

Why Church Membership? Humility

Note: In short, read the book Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney for a popular yet fuller treatment of Humility. This is a short treatment of why I believe church membership is a biblical practice. Yes, Scripture does not explicitly command membership. However, implications of the five reasons addressed leave no other conclusion but church […]