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2nd 90 Day Challenge Now under Way
Teams are posted and challenge is $500 minimum per team. Sunday, September 25th is the due day for all reports.
- Jolin Food Foodbox is back: Pickup date for orders is Sat., September 24th.
- Back to School Block Party: Oct. 1, 2016 10:am - 2:00pm
- Book Drive August 1 – October 1, 2016. Donations of supplies or cash Donations are welcome.
- Church Business Meeting– Sunday, September 25th, following worship service.
- Sunday, October 9th at 3:30pm - Rev. Wallace will be preaching at Promised Land Baptist Church. The choir and congregation will accompany the pastor.
Why is church membership important?
The universal Church—the Body of Christ (Romans 12:5)—is composed of all true believers in Christ. Nonbelievers aren’t part of the Body of Christ; therefore, it would seem that God keeps a “membership list” of who is in the Church. We see just such a list in Revelations 20:12, the Lamb’s book of life. If the universal Church has a “membership roll” in heaven, it would be appropriate for local churches to maintain a list of members on earth.
“And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved” (Acts 2:47). This verse indicates that salvation is a prerequisite for being “added” to the church. Churches today who require salvation before membership are simply following the Biblical model. See also 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
Membership in the local church is strongly implied in Paul’s instructions to the Corinthians to “put away from among yourselves that wicked person” (1 Corinthians 5:13).
The preceding verse speaks of those “without” and “within” the local church. Such language is meaningless without a clearly defined group of members.
Why is church membership important? Church membership is a way of officially identifying yourself with a local body of believers. Church membership is a statement that you are in agreement with that universal church and are a representative of it.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" II Timothy 3:16