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Why Should I Join?

 

If you want a place to grow and to establish a relationship with God, look no further.  We are a church that Love to Fellowship one with another. Although the Bible never mentions the word "membership", however, we let it be know that we do value the idea of church membership.

 

Hopefully, you have also become aware of how highly we value the Bible, not merely as the only message for the salvation of mankind and the divine standard for personal holiness, but also as the manual of instruction for the conduct of the church. With this in mind, we hope to answer your question, Why should I? by giving you the following three biblical reasons for doing so.

 

Reason #1: Personal Safety

Jesus said that we are blessed when we are "persecuted for righteousness' sake" (Matthew 5:10). Paul decided to "take pleasure in infirmities . . . for Christ's sake . . . For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Corinthians 12:10). Jesus said to His followers, "My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do" (Luke 12:4).

 

Why should you join a church? Because you’re spiritual survival depends on it.

 

Reason #2: Simple Obedience

We did say that membership is never directly commanded in the New Testament. But while it is never directly commanded, it is most definitely implied and also taught by example. A Christian should obey the command given in Hebrews 13:17, "Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive . . . "? We certainly would not expect a Christian to follow the instructions or submit to the leadership of any and every person in his city, or state, or nation, who is considered a pastor.

 

Why should you join a church? It is an act of obedience to the commands of Christ and His New Testament Apostles.

 

Reason #3: Christian Purpose

Every Christian was created by God for a purpose; we must ask ourselves what that purpose is.

·        We are to live a holy life to glorify God (Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 3:1, 8, 14)

·        We are supposed to seek spiritual growth (2 Peter 3:11-18; Hebrews 5:12-14)

·        We must be guardians of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Timothy 6:20)

 

Jesus said that the greatest commandment is love—to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. "There is no other commandment greater than these" (Mark 12:30-31).

 

Why should you join a church? Because by committing yourself in that way you will help to fulfill your purpose as a Christian.

 

 "Now, why not?"