1. We are members of God's Family (The Church-Global).
“…You are a member of God‘s very own family …
and you belong in God‘s household with
every other Christian.” Ephesians 2:19
✓ A Local Church can’t give you “membership” – Only God can.
2. We belong in God's Household (The Local Church).
“…Because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ… Philippians 1:5-7
Partnership in the local church is the only way to be confident that God’s “good work” in our life will be carried to completion. There’s something important we’ll never realize until we’re partnered with the local church.
“…We hope that your faith will grow and
that our work among you will be greatly enlarged.”
2 Corinthians 10:15
✓ You belong. God directs Christians to partner with a local church to expand
His gospel (good news) all over the world.
3. Our personal spiritual growth is tied to church partnership.
“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalm 92:13
✓ Our personal commitment to the local church is rewarded publicly by God.
★ Partnership is key to personal growth and Godly impact.
The Bible shows followers of Christ are called to partner with a local church.
Membership and Partnership are two different things.
Membership – When we accept Christ, we join the “Family of God”
Partnership – “Belonging” in a Local Church with “every other believer”