Church Membership: It's Biblical

November 6, 2016 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: The People of God

Passage: 1 Corinthians 5:1–13

Church Membership: It's Biblical
Christ Proclamation Church
1 Corinthians 5:1-13
November 6, 2016

Sermon Theme: Church membership is biblical, practical, and wise. It's also a commitment that a Christian makes to a local gathering of believers as they long for the final gathering of all believers in heaven.

I. The Need for Membership
    A. Definition of Church Membership
    B. Deceitfulness of Sin - (Hebrews 3:5-14)
        1. Need to Persevere in Faith
        2. Negative Example of the Israelites

II. The Demand for Membership
    A. Added and Removed - (Acts 2:41; 1 Cor. 5:1-5)
    B. Insiders and Outsiders - (1 Cor. 4:9-13; 14:23-25)
    C. Leaders and Members - (Hebrews 13:17)

III. The Commitment of Membership
    A. Regular Attendance - (Hebrews 10:24-25)
    B. Regular Practice of Love - (Romans 12:3-13)

IV. The Glory of Membership
    A. A Glorious Contrast - (Hebrews 12:18-24)
    B. A Glorious Picture - (Hebrews 12:28-29)

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