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  • Membership Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 22, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,677 views

    This outline was assembled from Scripture references in lessons 15 through 18 in Purpose Driven Life

    INTRODUCTION: NEED: There is a very great need in our church and community life to reevaluate our expectations on membership in the family of God. America is no longer a predominantly spiritual society. Rather, our culture has become primarily secular in its thinking. Because of the secular ...read more

  • Church Membership

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 114 ratings
     | 18,070 views

    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 ...read more

  • Membership Is Not An Option

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Apr 2, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,933 views

    “Lost people” have done a cost-benefits analysis and have determined that they do not get enough positive benefits from church participation to merit their continued involvement.

    MEMBERSHIP IS NOT AN OPTION Why do some people who have grown up in the church or having started out so well after being saved as adults run aground or drift away from the Lord? What lures them away? What compels them to leave the church? And why is it the Church in America is having difficulty ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Membership

    Contributed by David Quackenbush on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,153 views

    This message highlights the biblical importance of being a member of a local church. It was delivered on membership Sunday before presenting the new members to the congregation.

    New Members Sunday “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household” (Eph 2:19) “…so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually * members one of another.” (Rom 12:5) Introduction When you become a ...read more

  • Doing Membership

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,350 views

    Thesis: Membership is something you do, not something you have.

    Thesis: Membership is something you do, not something you have. Intro.: 1. For the past several weeks we've been exploring the notion of "the priesthood of all believers." a. Priests have a job to do, a ministry to perform. b. Illust. Evertt Huffard, an instructor at HGSR, says ...read more

  • Membership Matters Series

    Contributed by Art Good on Jun 19, 2017
     | 6,377 views

    The message today is based on a book written by Thom Rainer, titled, “I am A Church Member.” Thom is the President of Lifeway resources and spends a great deal of time researching all different kinds of churches!

    Good morning. Last week Pastor Steve talked a little bit about how we all have our preferences when it comes to where we sit. Personally I sit in a different spot most weeks… And I have met lots of great neighbors. Sometimes though I wonder how YOU feel when one of the pastors sits with you. ...read more

  • Membership Matters

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 2, 2014
     | 1,397 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

  • Sonship Membership

    Contributed by Dr. Casey Adams on Oct 9, 2018
     | 1,827 views

    This message helps encourage the believer with trust in God for he has called us to be "Sons of God"

    I. "BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF LOVE THE FATHER HATH BESTOWED UPON US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED THE SONS OF GOD" A. It is amazing and thought provoking to note that John's great and central theme in the Gospel and in the three letters is about love - the love of God: 1. "God so loved the world, that He ...read more

  • Membership Matters Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 12, 2019
     | 3,020 views

    Along with the privileges of membership in the body of Christ are many responsibilities. In order to have a growing and strong church, we must have every member doing their part.

    A. The American Express Credit Card Company had an ad campaign slogan for 10 years, from 1987 to 1996 called “Membership has its privileges.” 1. That was certainly true for American Express credit card holders. 2. What I want us to realize is that membership in the family of God, the Church, has ...read more

  • Church Membership

    Contributed by Andres C. Guevara Jr. on Sep 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,380 views

    The Biblical church membership.

    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP Acts 2: 41-42 November 25, 2007 SUN p.m. As we look back to the beginning of the New Testament Church we find that after Peter’s sermon at Pentecost about 3,000 were added to the disciples, of whom there were about 120. They that gladly received his word were ...read more

  • Membership Not Required Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Nov 21, 2013
     | 1,797 views

    We may not say there are membership requirements to be a Christian in our churches, but does our behaviour say otherwise? Membership requirements don’t have to be verbally stated, they can be communicated with a look, with avoidance, and so on.

    Back in the mid-nineties I was working in the golf business for a couple years. One course I worked at in Vancouver required $75,000 to join and there was about a 3 year waiting list, then it was about $350 a month for monthly dues as well. In the winter I went down to a very exclusive private ...read more

  • Membership Matters Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Jan 26, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,763 views

    Membership is a COVENANT made between fellow Christians to establish and uphold one another in our journey as Christ’s disciples.

    MEMBERSHIP MATTERS Ephesians 2:19 INTRODUCTION One of the most recognizable advertising motto’s says “MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES” Some of you carry a couple of cards in your wallet that give you certain privileges not available to the “general public.” One ...read more

  • Meaning Of Membership Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jul 31, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,285 views

    The common communion of Christians includes conviction, conversion, and commitment to membership. And the benefits are out of this world.

  • The Covenant Of Membership

    Contributed by John Harvey on Oct 28, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    Discussion of the values of membership in the local church.

  • Limits Of Membership Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,570 views

    Membership - choosing where to apply our freedom...To the kingdom of God.