Spring Run Presbyterian Church

ANDREW: Why should I become a member of a church?

Why should I become a member of a church?
April 24, 2012

Congress has a 6% approval rating according to a recent poll. People are obviously frustrated and fed up. As Americans we by nature distrust organizations that are restraining against freedom and rebel against abusive authority. At least, I think that had something to do with the American Revolution J.

With that attitude built into our American DNA it often makes people fearful of placing membership in a local church. People often reason, “I don’t need the church. God and I will do fine without it.” The problem with this line of reasoning is that Jesus is the one who established the Church and said He would build His Church.  So he thought it was important.

I have also heard people say they can be part of the church by going but they don’t need to take vows in front of the congregation. However, consider this, God took vows. He makes promises through a covenant ceremony in blood (to Noah, Abraham, and Moses) which all pointed to Jesus. If God can make promises of faithfulness to his people (the church) then why can’t his people make promises to him as the church?

There is a very thoughtful article about membership “Re-Membering the Body”.

I encourage you to read it. If you have questions don’t be afraid to ask. I would enjoy talking with you.

For Christ and His Church,

Andrew Conrad

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