Part One of “I Am a Church Member Series”
1. You MATTER to God – 1 Cor. 12:27-28.
2. Christians are on the SAME TEAM -- 1 Cor. 12:26.
3. Church Membership is FOUNDED on Love – 1 Cor. 13: 4-5.
4. INACTIVE Church Membership is not Biblical – 1 Cor. 12:12-26.
THE FIRST PLEDGE:
I am a church member. “Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it” (1 Cor. 12:27). Because I am a member of the body of Christ, I must be a functioning member, whether I am an “eye,” an “ear,” or a “hand.” As a functioning member, I will give. I will serve. I will minister. I will evangelize. I will study. I will seek to be a blessing to others. I will remember that “if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Cor. 12:26).