Binmin Podcast Ep. 35: Why Should I Become a Member of a Church | Why Go To Church?

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16 mins 49 sec

Becoming a member of a local church helps you love God & others, evangelize others, serve others, and be a part of a sanctuary set apart from the world.

0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS

5:55 – THE CHURCH IS A COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIANS

6:30 – CHURCH MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

7:30 – GOD COMMANDS CHRISTIANS JOIN (HEB. 10:25) & BE COMMITTED TO THEIR LOCAL CHURCH (HEB. 13:17; 1 PET. 5:1-3)

9:10 – MEMBERS WHO REFUSE TO REPENT FROM THEIR SINS CAN BE REMOVED FROM A LOCAL CHURCH (MATT. 18; 1 COR. 5)

10:15 – REASONS TO BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER:
“L”: LOVE GOD AND OTHERS (MATT. 27:37-40)
“E”: EVANGELIZE OTHERS
“S”: SERVE OTHERS & USE OUR SPIRITUAL GIFT
“S”: BE A PART OF A SANCTUARY SET APART FROM THE WORLD

11:20 – “L” LOVE: JESUS GAVE US 2 GREATEST COMMANDMENTS IN MATTHEW 27:37–40

12:00 – GOD GIVES US A COMMUNITY TO LIVE OUT HIS GREAT COMMAND:
Pastors to help me love God
Others help me grow in this love

12:35 – “E” TO EVANGELIZE: CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IS ESSENTIAL IN FULFILLING JESUS’ “GREAT COMMISSION” (MATT 28:18-20)
Learn how to personally evangelize others (Phil. 1:27)
Others praying for & supporting you as you evangelize
Have a community to invite new believers
Plant more churches & send missionaries out to the world!

14:25 – “S” SERVING & USING OUR SPIRITUAL GIFT?
God gives every believer at least one spiritual gift (1 Pet. 4:10) to be used in the local church for his glory (1 Cor 12:14–20) plus their natural gifts

16:48 – “S” SANCTUARY FOR CHRISTIANS: A “holy place of rest set apart” from the fears and concerns of the world looking first to God

18:50 – SO WHAT?
Jesus loved his church so much that he died for her (Eph 5:25). Every believer who loves Jesus should also love his church.

19:20 – BEING A CHURCH MEMBER BOLSTERS ALL 3 OF YOUR KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
God:
Outside World
Other Believers

19:45 – “WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?” BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER

21:05 – THANK YOU

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