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  • Why "Join A Church" Series

    Contributed by Archie Norman on Aug 30, 2016
     | 935 views

    Church 101

    1. Connection: Join to identify with other disciples - Acts 9:26-28 2. Accountability - Join for protection with other disciples - I Corinthians 5:1-2 3. Togetherness - Join to grow together with other disciples - Acts 15 ...read more

  • Why Belong?

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 29, 2016
     | 1,336 views

    An apologia for belonging to your local congregaion.

    “Those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls… And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” [1] In one of his sermons, Charles Spurgeon spoke of his intense desire to be a member of a local ...read more

  • Why Belong

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Oct 25, 2015
     | 1,047 views

    Teaching the importance of church membership for those who are redeemed.

    “Those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls… And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Charles Spurgeon spoke of his intense desire to be a member of a local church in an account ...read more

  • Hosw To Be A Member Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jan 5, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,217 views

    There was a question posed to a few of the ministers some weeks ago as we sat around the dinner table during the Holidays. The question was asked of us, “How Do We View the Condition of the Church?”

    TITLE: HOW TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH SCRIPTURE: ST. MATTHEW 16:16-19 There was a question posed to a few of the ministers some weeks ago as we sat around the dinner table during the Holidays. The question was asked of us, “How Do We View the Condition of the Church?” It was a ...read more

  • Membership Matters

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 3, 2014
     | 810 views

    To love Jesus is to love His church. God’s Image is in us all, and we discover Him by discovering His likeness in one another--in the caring community known as the Church.

    When I pastored Army chapels, soldiers attending my services would occasionally ask to join, and I had to explain to them that we can’t have membership since we’re a government agency. Membership would violate the so-called separation of church and state. The non-establishment clause ...read more

  • Baptism And The Church Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 16, 2014
     | 1,248 views

    A sermon on how baptism relates to the church (Material adapted from Daniel Overdorf's book, Rediscovering Community, chapter 10 Sacramentally Participating pg. 241- 254)

    HoHum: How can one be baptized without the church? Christians are the church. If not a Christian then not part of church, if a Christian then part of church. We have no record of anyone in the NT baptizing themselves. Imagine someone coming to the point of wanting to be baptized, they come ...read more

  • Why Baptize? Series

    Contributed by David Holwick on Mar 20, 2014
     | 2,070 views

    The proper attitude toward baptism.

    Rev. David Holwick First Baptist Church Ledgewood, New Jersey November 10, 2002 WHY BAPTIZE? 1 Corinthians 1:11-17 ________________________________________ My brothers, some from Chloe’s household have informed for me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is ...read more

  • Every Member Matters

    Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Feb 19, 2014
    based on 2 ratings
     | 8,869 views

    The scripture reveals the significance of every member within the body of Christ, the church. We all are important to God; and should in like manner be important to one another in Christ.

    The story deals with a rather old fashioned lady, who was planning a couple of weeks vacation in Florida. She also was quite delicate and elegant with her language. She wrote a letter to a particular campground and asked for reservations. She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Church Membership

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Jun 9, 2016
     | 1,699 views

    “Many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized." (Acts l8:8b) “When they believed they were saved and were baptized.” (Mark 16:16). And the moment they were saved, they became members of the church of God.

    THE MEANING OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP I Corinthians 12:12-27 “Many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized." (Acts l8:8b) “When they believed they were saved and were baptized.” (Mark 16:16). And the moment they were saved, they became members of the church of God. ...read more

  • A Gift To Treasure Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jan 28, 2014
     | 2,959 views

    As with any gift, it is easy to take church membership for granted. In order to avoid that, we must understand the gift and how we came to get it so that we will treat it like the gift that it is.

    Introduction: How many of you have ever been a tourist before? You know, you travel to a new place intent on seeing all the wonderful "new to you" sites. If it was an international excursion, you get to have your passport stamped, exchange currency, maybe learn a few phrases in the local language, ...read more

  • Helping Hands Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Nov 14, 2013
     | 3,980 views

    Healthy church members pray for their pastor and church leaders. Messages based on the chapters of I Am A Church Member by Tom Rainer

    Introduction: Dr. Wilbur Chapman often told of his experience when, as a young man, he went to become pastor of a church in Philadelphia. After his first sermon, an old gentleman said to him, "You're pretty young to be pastor of this church. But you preach the Gospel, and I'm going to help you all ...read more

  • Five Essentials Of Being An Effective Member In The Body Of Christ

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Oct 10, 2017
     | 5,484 views

    Membership in a local church isn't about having your name on the membership rolls, but about being an active participant as a part of the body of believers. God can only help the church to fulfill its design as each member functions effectively as a part

    Five Essentials of Being an Effective Member in the Body of Christ Ephesians 4: 7-16 Membership in a local church isn't about having your name on the membership rolls, but about being an active participant as a part of the body of believers. Each member of the body must function effectively ...read more

  • I Will Treasure Church Membership As A Gift Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Dec 11, 2015
     | 3,087 views

    Church membership is a gift, not a perk.

    Series: I Am a Church Member (based on and adapted from Thom Rainer’s book by the same name) “I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift” Selected Scriptures Open I go into a bit of depression several times a year. One of those times is very close. It’s ...read more

  • Is Church Membership A Biblical Idea?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 10, 2015
     | 1,189 views

    5 strands in the New Testament for local church membership (Material adapted from John Piper at: http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/how-important-is-church-membership)

    HoHum: While Alexander Campbell was studying at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the time had come for communion at his church. Communion was only observed a couple of times a year, so it was a pretty big deal. His church had a custom, like many churches of that day, to pass out ...read more

  • Something In Between

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Nov 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,008 views

    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 ...read more