Your membership directory is more than a list of addresses and phone numbers. Each picture should represent Christ’s work, his priestly service of purification and redemption.
Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.
Church membership isn’t a control mechanism, it’s a barrier to authoritarianism.
Members of the blood-bought church of Jesus Christ have a holy calling to put up with one another.
You don’t need a seminary education. You don’t have to be an ordained minister or a spiritual superstar. All you need is the Holy Spirit, and you have that! It’s time to suit up and start guarding the gospel.
Our days and our words are numbered, and before long we will have to give an account to God for how we used them.
God’s Word languishes in the pulpit because churches have been taught to invest in buildings and projects, not men who have given themselves to the ministry of the Word.
When it comes to the Christian life, when it comes to how members of different gospel-preaching churches ought to relate to one another, we need to change our strategy.
When we think of being a good witness, we should do so with other believers in mind so that our witness might be amplified.
Do you remember what happened in the Garden of Eden after Adam disobeyed? He pursued him—and he’s has been doing that with sinners ever since.
Coming up with a list of what makes a good church member seems like an easy enough thing to do—until you try it.
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.
Who are the outcasts in your community? Who is overlooked? And when are they coming over for dinner?
Don’t let your pastors live on a ministry island. Let them get to know you, and the Lord’s love for them through you. They need you.
Where do we find the books that tell us how to look after those who look after us?