OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CHURCH
What is my personal responsibility to this church?
1. Church is no stronger than members that make it up
a. You and I are the church
b. Many speak about the church in “they” terms
c. Show me a church that is weak – members are not working
d. We must work – work together – pull the same load
2. What do we owe the church?
a. Time, talents, money
i. You can not separate these three
ii. Concern – many give one, not the others
b. An examples of Godly living
i. Immorality, worldly, hypocrisy
ii. World must see Christ in us – Galatians 2:20
iii. Church is the lamp stand in a dark world
i. “This thing is bigger than both of us.”
ii. Support – elders, deacons, areas of ministry
iii. Test: How do you react to request of elders?
1. Submit, eager to support
2. Grumble, criticize
3. Think in terms of “they”
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