I Am a Church Member
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October 10, 2021 • Galatians 4:4–7, 1 Corinthians 9:19–23, Acts 2:40–47, Matthew 6:19–21
Jesus said in Matthew 6:21, “21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” So what do you treasure? This may depend on your circumstance in life. If you find yourself in the cold wilderness miles from civilization, gold, silver or bitcoin, may not be the treasure you need. As members of the body of Christ, the church, we have a treasure that extends beyond this world into eternity. This is a truth that should influence our lives regardless of our situation and circumstance in the here and now.
05-I AM a Church Member
October 3, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson • Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:11–16, 1 John 4:17–18, Colossians 1:16–17
If you are part of a family, you have a fantastic opportunity to lead your family to be healthy members of the body of Christ, but not just at the church during the hours of nine and noon on Sundays but throughout their entire lives. This week Pastor Chris continues our “I Am a Church Member” series, with “Lead family to be Healthy” Church Members.
04-I Am a Church Member
September 26, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson • 2 Timothy 2, 1 Timothy 3, 2 Corinthians 12:7–10
We have become comfortable in our culture throwing insults and criticism at our leaders, even those within the church. Is there something we could do, as members of the body of Christ, for our church leaders that would be more honoring to our King? More helpful for the body of Christ, its health, its leaders, and future? How about we pray.
03-I Am a Church Member
September 19, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson • Matthew 19:16–22, Matthew 16:21–23, Acts 1:6–9
We live in a world of seemingly endless options. Our desires are affirmed as good and paramount with statements like, “have it your way.” So what are we to do when this self-centered, me-first, preferential culture collides with calls of servanthood and humility for those who are members of God’s church?
02-I Am a Church Member
September 12, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson • John 17, Ephesians 4:1–6
Many in our audience live in the United States, but a casual glance at the state of our nation might give one pause as to exactly how “United” we are. What about the church? Certainly, the bride of Christ is united. This week we continue our series, “I Am a Church Member,” and see what is needed for us to be a unifying member of the church regardless of the circumstance in the world.
01-I Am a Church Member
September 5, 2021 • Pastor Christopher Thompson • Acts 2:44–47, 2 Corinthians 9
For years I have heard the term church member tossed around. But what is a church member? Is membership something like what we get at Costco, or is it something more? This week we begin our new series, “I Am a Church Member,” where we dig deeper into the nuisance of church membership and learn that a church member is to be functional.