Join the Church to Fulfil Responsibilities

27 May

Reason no.3 from Rev. David McCullough’s series “Why Join the Church?”

“every Christian has been entrusted with gifts to be used in the context of a local church”

3. Because We Have Responsibilities For Others

In Hebrews 10:24&25 we are commanded to “consider one another.” Not joining the church sends out a wrong and unbiblical message to other believers and also to the world. Not joining is modelling a sinful pattern to others. This is a serious thing to do. Not joining sends the message – this church and her teaching is not worthwhile being committed to; the work of God doesn’t deserve all of our lives.

Of course the opposite is also true. When we join a Biblical church we are making a massive statement to the unbelieving world and rightly considering others.

We should also remember that every Christian has been entrusted with gifts to be used in the context of a local church. These gifts are given for the “common good” (I Corinthians 12:7). Yes it is true that someone can use their gifts outside of the church but many of the ministry opportunities are available for church members only. A famous American preacher once said, “Not joining the church is saying I don’t want to serve the only institution that Christ ever built.”

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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