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  • Church Membership

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 21, 2005
    based on 114 ratings

    A sermon about what it means to be a "church member."

    Church Membership Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:18, Romans 12:4-5 Intro: As Christians our flesh has been crucified with its affections and lusts with Christ at Calvary, and the old man of sin is dead (Romans 6:6). Furthermore, we have been married to another and made part of his body, the body more

  • "Why Church Membership?”

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 1, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    Is church membership a biblical idea? Why should one identify themselves with a local body of believers?

    There was a time when the role of the pastor and the place of the church were respected. A pastor was a person who was held in high esteem in the community just by virtue of his position, and the church was seem as an institution to respect. Those days, however, are gone. The church has fallen more

  • Thoughts On Church Membership

    Contributed by Bill Towns on May 9, 2006
    based on 24 ratings

    What is "church membership" all about? What does it mean? "Just who is a member?"

    SERIES: GENERAL TITLE : THOUGHTS ON CHURCH MEMBERSHIP SCRIPTURE: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12FF INTRODUCTION: Most of us, for the most part, do not like to be alone all the time. We like being a part of something. Whether that is a group activity or being where other people are, we like being a part more

  • What's In It For Me?

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on May 10, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    To invite people to see the importance of church membership.

    What’s in it For Me? Scripture: Acts 2: 36-47 Date: 7 February 2010 Purpose: To invite people to see the importance of church membership. In our text for this morning we read of Peter who stood before the people of more

  • Church Membership: Living Up To Your Commitment

    Contributed by Greg Addison on Mar 28, 2007
    based on 26 ratings

    When you surrender your life to Jesus, you surrender your life to His church as well. There are certain commitments basic to being a christian.

  • Part One - Choosing Sides Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Aug 10, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Exploring the baptismal vows of church membership; what it means to be a member of a church

    1You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the more

  • Something In Between

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Nov 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings

    A salute to Veterans. The kind of loyalty and unity and love and oneness that is hard to find. The meaning of Church membership.

    “Something In Between” “And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and he gave him this authority for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is filled by Christ who fills everything everywhere with his presence.” Ephesians 1:22-23 more

  • The Peril Of Playing With God Series

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Mar 20, 2003
    based on 37 ratings

    This message is in a series and it deals with the dangers involved in a soul playing with God in the context of church membership.

    As servants of the Savior and creatures of the Sovereign, the worse mistake we can make is To Play With God Our Maker and Judge. For we are reminded from the initial Genesis to the final Revelation of God’s Word that HE DOES NOT PLAY! Yet, not taking that revelation seriously, we have conjured up more

  • A Church Member Who Cares

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 187 ratings

    What kind of church member are you? If you had to fill out a resume for church membership what would it look like?

    A CHURCH MEMBER WHO CARES Acts 4:32-37; 9:26-27; 11:27-30; 15:36-39 INTRO: If you could examine a resume of the New Testament character of Barnabas, it would look something like this: NAME: Barnabas (son of consolation, son of encouragement). RESIDENCE: more

  • "In" But Not "Of"

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on May 4, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Who or what is the church, what does church membership look like, and how is the church to be "in" the world but not "of" it.

    Dakota Community Church May 6, 2007 “In” but not “Of” John 17:14-16 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They more

  • Which Church Should You Join? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    The second sermon in this series on Church Membership is designed to help believers know what characteristics to look for when seeking to become members in a Bible-believing church.

    Scripture Why do churches have so many people on their membership rolls who give little or no evidence of Christian commitment or even conversion? Why do many churches find it difficult to motivate members to give, serve, pray and share their faith? The answer is simple. The members were allowed more

  • Why Should You Join A Church? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    The first sermon in this series on Church Membership is designed to help believers understand the necessity of membership in a Bible-believing church. (See also "Which Church Should You Join?" by the same preacher.)

    Scripture In May 1855, an eighteen-year-old boy went to the elders of a church in Boston. He had been raised in a Unitarian church, in almost total ignorance of the gospel, but when he moved to Boston to make his fortune, he began to attend a Bible-preaching church. Then, in April of 1855, more

  • Membership Has Its Privileges! Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Nov 1, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    Me or We? – (Part 4) The Christian Lifestyle is more about WE than ME.

    Membership has its privileges! ✎ I carry a couple of cards in my wallet that give me certain privileges not available to the “general public.” First is my “Sam’s Club” card. It identifies me as a member at the warehouse superstore and enables me to purchase things for the church or at more

  • In Remembrance Of Him: The Chief Cornerstone

    Contributed by Pat Herlitz on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 63 ratings

    The phrase, "Chief Cornerstone," illustrates for us Jesus position as Head of the church.

    Title: IN REMEMBERANCE OF HIM: THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE INTRODUCTION. 1.) Matt. 16:18 I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 2.) God has a plan of ultimate completion for his universe; and Jesus is the focal point of that plan. SUPPLIMENTAL BIBLICAL TEXT: more

  • "What It Means To Be A Member Of A Local Church?"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Jun 5, 2006
    based on 20 ratings

    Ten things that people should expect of their Pastor. Ten things that the Pastor should expect of his people.

    “What it should mean to be a Member of a Church” Introduction: A look at the birth of the New Testament Church… Before I attempt to preach on what a Pastor should expect of his Church members, it would be best to let the people know of what they should expect of their Pastor first. Before a more