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04 - Church Service

Matthew 25:14-30

May 1, 2016 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

It has been said that, along with stewardship, servanthood is a key hallmark of a person’s churchmanship. God has granted each Christian certain spiritual gifts by which to bless and serve the local body of believers. Accordingly, being a church participator, rather than merely a Sunday spectator, is both an expectation and a privilege that God ascribes to churchmanship. In this sermon series on church membership, Pastor Ronald H. Gann explains how living out a commitment to a local church involves many responsibilities, including corporate fellowship, stewardship, and service. Simply put, membership matters!

More from Churchmanship

01 - Church Membership

April 10, 2016 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Does local church membership matter? If so, how much exactly? Although the Bible does not contain an explicit command to formally join a local church, the biblical foundation for church membership permeates the New Testament. This biblical basis can be seen most clearly in (1) the example of the early church, (2) the existence of church government, (3) the exercise of church discipline, and (4) the exhortation to mutual edification. In this sermon series on church membership, Pastor Ronald H. Gann explains how living out a commitment to a local church involves many responsibilities, including corporate fellowship, stewardship, and service. Simply put, membership matters!

02 - Church Fellowship

April 17, 2016 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

The Christian life does not end with accepting Jesus as Savior and then isolating yourself on a secluded mountain. As much as the cross reconciled our vertical relationship with God, so it also restored our horizontal relationship with one another. Thus, coming together in fellowship as a sorority of believers is a privilege that we ought not take lightly. It shows the world what a Christian society is and how it operates. In this sermon series on church membership, Pastor Ronald H. Gann explains how living out a commitment to a local church involves many responsibilities, including corporate fellowship, stewardship, and service. Simply put, membership matters!

03 - Church Worship

April 24, 2016 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Certainly, being an official member of a local church is not mandatory to worship God effectively. But neither is it irrelevant either. In fact, corporate worship—that is, the public proclamation of God’s Word and the singing of songs—is designed by God to be experienced in community and enjoyed among the committed. Formal membership fosters that unlike anything else. In this sermon series on church membership, Pastor Ronald H. Gann explains how living out a commitment to a local church involves many responsibilities, including corporate fellowship, stewardship, and service. Simply put, membership matters!