Thursday, February 25, 2010

Members Needed

I usually don't care much for the writings of Rick Warren but I was pleased to read this blog and find that he seems to value church membership as much as I do. I'm not sure what all he said in this discussion so I would proceed with caution, but the comments listed at least are the type of challenging words the church needs to hear, at least at my church.

I had a thought yesterday that if we all expected our church to be what the NT church was for its members, we would probably all be sorely disappointed. The only way we can be a church that the NT describes, one that loves each other, holds each other accountable, and prays for each others' perseverance in the faith, it takes radical commitment to church membership by everyone involved. Have you committed to a local body in this way?