If Paul’s words, “If one member suffers, all suffer together” are realized in our churches, it will be through the labor of Spirit-empowered imagination.
Who are the outcasts in your community? Who is overlooked? And when are they coming over for dinner?
To really love another is a spiritual exercise. It requires massive internal commitment to kill every visible sin, to resist every temptation, to cling to every good, and to reject every evil.
Coming up with a list of what makes a good church member seems like an easy enough thing to do—until you try it.
Go and make every effort to pursue unity. I know it’s hard. But it’s good for you.
In Matthew 18:10–20 Jesus isn’t merely calling pastors or church leaders to corral wandering sheep. He’s calling every church member. In other words, he’s calling you.
We all know how terribly trite it feels to ask God over and over again to help out your fellow church members with their health, safety, or money problems. So how do we pray without just repeating ourselves?
You don’t need to be a disciple-making guru. You just need to be available. You don’t need to be a theologian. You just need to be a means of grace to other disciples.
Hospitality is not the responsibility of extroverts but of every church member.
How can you best prepare to hear God’s word on the Lord’s Day? Here are four suggestions.
Let’s cleanse out the old leaven of sin both corporately through corrective church discipline and individually as we fight by grace the sin in our own lives.
So, how can we protect sound doctrine? First and foremost, by filling our church with it. God’s truth is never as vulnerable as when it’s rarely received.
On this next Lord’s Day, I hope you will sing from the bottom of your heart with gratitude to the Lord as an act of worship.
When needs are met, thanksgiving abounds, obedience is manifested, the church is built up, and God is glorified!
However gifted you might be at talking to teenagers or working on the website, your presence at corporate worship is a far more essential and significant way to serve the flock