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Why Does Church Membership Matter?

Through the years I’ve been asked the question, “Does church membership matter?” I’ve even asked the question myself. I mean, where in the Bible to we find a verse exhorting us to join an official church membership roll?

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I Promise!

“I promise.” Those are words you rarely hear from my mouth, and my upbringing has everything to do with it. My parents placed a premium on the truth. Lying was not tolerated. A promise was sacred and not to be spoken casually.

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Sun, Moon, & Star Wars: The Sun Stands Still

God created the universe, and has the power to do anything in it according to His character.

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The Promised King

Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, and the Everlasting Father.

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Ambushed!

Have you ever been caught off guard? I mean completely, out of nowhere, “where did that come from?” off guard? I’m sure you have. You may have memories flooding back right now.

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It Always Makes Me Sad

Friends, please don’t sit on the sidelines when it comes to your spiritual family, the church. You lose more than anyone. Give yourself away!

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Overjoyed!

Paul delights in the Thessalonians’ faith, and yearns for their continued spiritual growth.

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The Great I AM: The Good Shepherd

“I am the Good Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me—just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father—and I lay down My life for the sheep” (John 10:14,15).

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Core Value: We Are Bible-Driven and Spirit-Led

I would absolutely love being a contestant on The Amazing Race with my wife, Kim, but I’m not so sure we’d fare very well. While we are both very confident and competent finding our way around, we have an amazing capacity to speak two mutually exclusive navigational languages. We were reminded of this twice in the first 90 minutes of our 11-hour trip home from vacation just last week. “Which way!? I’ve got to know in 30 seconds!” This isn’t the best strategy for traveling safely.

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So, What Now?

For most of us who have come to faith in Jesus, learning to walk closely with Jesus is something you only learn by experience. We joyfully and enthusiastically embrace the wonder of salvation but find ourselves struggling to live a victorious Christian life.

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