MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Why Church Membership?

March 28th, 2019 Viewed 152 times, 3 so far today

Church Membership is a weird thing in 2019’s America. Having just covered what it means to be a church, you may wonder why someone would want to be a member of a local church at all. And practically speaking, there is little advantage to modern church membership.

Who Builds the Body?

August 13th, 2008 Viewed 2220 times

Church Aisle

Ask any member of your local church who put them in that church, and I bet you1 that they’ll say that they chose to join the church.  They’ll probably even take it a step further and give you a list of reasons that they chose the specific church.

The problem is that scripture tells us in First Corinthians that it is God who adds members to a local body as it pleases Him2.

  1. That is, if I were a betting man! []
  2. 1 Corinthians 12:7, 18 []

Stop Dating the Church

April 10th, 2008 Viewed 2690 times

praises 5 We all know them, and some of us are them– people who attend a local church but refrain from becoming members.  Sure, we claim that we have our reasons, we don’t want to make the commitment, it’s a serious, business, etc., but the reality is that your refusal to join a local body states to the body you’re regularly attending that something is wrong, and that you choose not to unify with them.

Bethany at Something Greater reviewed Josh Harris’ book, Stop Dating the Church!: Fall in Love with the Family of God (Lifechange Books) and had this to say:

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.