Join the Church to Receive Care

19 May

Reason no.2 from Rev. David McCullough’s series “Why Join the Church?”

We aren’t to live the Christian life as Lone Rangers

2. Because We Need the Care of the Church
The Lord does not call us to live our lives on our own. He expects us to belong to a congregation of God’s people where we will be cared for and can be involved in making and caring for new disciples. The NT is full of instruction on how the flock of God is to be cared for. Matthew 18:15-17 tells us how the church should respond when someone in the church starts to live like an unbeliever; “tell it to the church…treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.”
This has practical implication for our lives. God has designed church discipline to be a blessing in our lives – His means for calling us back when we wander. Someone not in membership of a local congregation does not have this privilege and that is a very dangerous position to be in.

Rev. David McCullough

Why Join the Church?

Introduction

1. To Obey

2. To Receive Care

3. To Fulfil Responsibilities

4. To Reach the Lost World

5. To Bring God Glory

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