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Church Membership Protects Us From Drifting Away from Christ

Why is church membership important? One reason is that it protects Christians from drifting away from Christ. (See the other reasons here.) God warns us: “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God” (Heb. 3:12). How can we guard against …

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Church Membership Enables Authentic Relationships

Does the formality of church membership work against authentic fellowship? It turns out formal commitment is the best route to authentic fellowship. We tend to think relationships lead to commitment, but it’s the other way around. Just like cohabiting before marriage leads to higher divorce rates, noncommittal church attendance leads to weak fellowship. The early …

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Why Is Church Membership Important?

Why is church membership important? What’s so important about Christians formally joining a church? The short answer is: If you are a Christian, you are designed for a committed relationship with a church family. When you join a church, it helps you obey Jesus’s commands by enabling you to build deep relationships with other Christians. …

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A Call to Prayer

God is calling us to prayer. Last week, the pastoral support team and official board prayed with me concerning our church, and I know their prayers continued into Sunday. (Praise God for prayerful church leaders!) Then yesterday, as the sermon closed, the Lord led us to stop everything and pray together. 2 John 1:9 says, …

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