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  • Membership Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,423 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

  • Membership Matters Series

    Contributed by Art Good on Jun 23, 2017
     | 4,116 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

  • Meaning Of Membership Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Aug 2, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,543 views

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

    Acts 2:41-47 The Common Communion of Christians – A commitment to Membership A young man came to the Grand Canyon for the first time and when he got to the edge and saw it he gasped, “Wow! Something big happened here!” 150 years ago an Indian from the dessert plains made it across the ...read more

  • The Covenant Of Membership

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,902 views

    Discussion of the values of membership in the local church.

    The Covenant of Membership 10/31/04 Countryside Baptist Church “To passionately pursue God and express His love to others.” Matthew 22:37-40 Church Membership Covenant Having made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I desire to join in the mission of ...read more

  • Limits Of Membership Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,289 views

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

    Limits of membership In the past several weeks we have been discussing Christian freedom. We have examined Jesus’ and Paul’s words related to the subject and I have suggested that when each one speaks about Christian Freedom we can be sure that their use of the word is absolute…Free means ...read more

  • Church Membership

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 21, 2005
    based on 114 ratings
     | 16,015 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

  • The Meaning Of Membership

    Contributed by David Quackenbush on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,629 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

  • Membership Is Not An Option

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,833 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

  • Membership Matters Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Jan 26, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,624 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

  • Church Membership

    Contributed by Andres C. Guevara Jr. on Sep 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,848 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 Matters

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 3, 2014
     | 1,058 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

  • Privilege Has Its Membership Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 19, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,468 views

    Jacob, Pt. 1

    JACOB: WRESTLING WITH GOD AND MAN Jacob was a clever and crafty, colorful and captivating, calculative and complex character. Jacob is not our model, neither are his methods and marriages. His motivation was indefensible, his mistakes were glaring and his misery dogged him. However, readers who ...read more

  • Country Club To Church: The Membership

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Mar 11, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,983 views

    The church is looking more like a country club with every year, this is a call back to service instead of being served. We are not on a religious vacation, but a spiritual journey.

    COUNTRY CLUB TO CHURCH: THE MEMBERSHIP THEME: OVERCOMING A ME ATTITUDE FOR A CHRIST ATTITUDE TEXT: PHIL. 3:1-11 Feeling the hot sun upon me is heavenly. Walking to the pier to eat an ice-cream cone is one of the simple pleasures. Reading a great book as I hear the consistent waves in ...read more

  • Baptsts And Church Membership Series

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,643 views

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story-preaching is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did.

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did. Michelle Peterson was born in London, August 5th 1615. Her parents were ...read more

  • Membership Has Its Privleges

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Sep 4, 2017
     | 4,715 views

    Our spiritual blessings in Christ.

    “Membership has It’s Privileges” Ephesians 1:3-14 Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we ...read more