Membership: What It Is Not
A. It does not mean you are automatically born again.
B. It does not mean you are more of a Christian than those who are non-members.
C. It does not mean that God loves you more than non-members
D. It does not mean you have authority over ministry leaders.
Membership: Purpose – What It Is
A. To preach the Gospel to all people
B. To provide fellowship with those of like-precious faith.
C. To demonstrate the power of unity.
D. To share the same vision by speaking the same things.
E. To faithfully give to the work of the ministry of your talent, time, and treasure.
1. I will maintain harmonious relationship within my church
Romans 12:16 ...(Phillips) And so let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, the growth of our fellowship together.
1 Peter 1:22 ...(Today English Version) Have a sincere love for other believers. Love one another earnestly with all your heart.
1 Peter 3:8 ...Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love
as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous…
Ephesians 4:29 ...Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth but only what is hope for building others up according to their needs.
Hebrews 13:17 ...Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you, men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden that would be no advantage to you.
2. I will share the responsibility of my church.
Matthew 28:19 - 20 ...(New International Version) Therefore go and make disciple of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father…the Son…and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 ...Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly,
comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all
Matthew 25:42- 43 ...For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and
in prison, and ye visited me not.
3. I will serve the Lord by giving of my time, talent, and treasure to the work of the
Philippians 2:3-4 ...Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Galatians 5:13 ...brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Colossians 3:23-24 ...whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Proverbs 3:9-10 ...Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all
thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall
burst out with new wine.
Hebrews 10:25 ...Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
4. I will live according to the Word of God
1 Thessalonians 2:12 … walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom
1 Timothy 4:8 … godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1 Peter 1:15 -16 … he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.