Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/10/2013

Sunday’s message in the Why Do We …? series was on Church Membership, taken from Acts 2:42-47 and other scriptures. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Biblical reasons for church membership
   A. Identify with Christ through the local church (Ephesians 5:23)
   B. Encourage and serve one another in the local church (John 13:34)
   C. Provide accountability for each other within the local church (Hebrews 3:13; 13:17)

II. How do we approach church membership here at PCC?
   A. Requirements for church membership
     1) Have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
     2) Affirm the church statement of faith
     3) Commit to uphold the church covenant

   B. Responsibilities of church membership
     1) Attend church services faithfully (Hebrews 10:25)
     2) Pray for the concerns of my church (Ephesians 6:18)
     3) Graciously accept other members (Romans 15:7)
     4) Honor Christ in all areas of my life (Matthew 5:14-16)
     5) Support the church with my finances (1 Corinthians 16:2)
     6) Have a personal ministry in my church (1 Peter 4:10)
     7) Support the leadership of my church (Hebrews 13:17)
     8) Share my faith with others. (Romans 1:16)

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