Church Membership Privileges ()Dennis R. Wiles, June 17, 2012
Part of the Deepening Our Roots series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R. Wiles
June 17, 2012
Church Membership Privileges
1 Corinthians 12
We believe the CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST ON EARTH TODAY! Jesus established the church and it exists to perform God’s will on earth. Believers are to invest themselves in the life and work of the church.
FASTING AND PRAYER FOCUS
FOCAL PASSAGE: 1 Peter 2:4-10
FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE: This passage offers both Old Covenant and New Covenant imagery to assist you in understanding God’s role for His people. Notice the various images—stones, buildings, priesthood, etc. Take the time to reflect upon these rich images. How does this passage enrich your knowledge of the role of the church? How is God using you in fulfilling His intentions? How can you be more effectively involved in the church? How can you be more supportive of the church?
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12-13, 27
ECCLESIOLOGY: The Doctrine of the Church
You belong to a supernatural organism!
We are all connected through the bond of the Holy Spirit!
You now participate in something grander, more comprehensive and greater than your solitary life!
You can learn the beauty of life in community!
Humility is one of the benefits of church membership!