Podcast Episode #271
Zechariah 4 serves as the textual basis for today’s discussion on being a biblical church member.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- A healthy church is nothing more or nothing less than healthy church members.
- The New Testament is clear that believers are to be a part of a local church.
- When someone is struggling with change in the church, the first thing you do is treat them pastorally.
- The reality for many churches is “change or die.”
- No matter the size of the church, whether big or small, we all serve a big God.
- “Building the House of God” means having a witness that reaches those who don’t yet know Christ.
- As a church gets busier, the two things that get neglected most are prayer and evangelism.
- Don’t make anyone else the scapegoat for your evangelistic weakness.
The four commitments church members must make are:
- I will wake up to reality.
- I will seek God, not my preferences.
- I will believe God can overcome all obstacles.
- I will build the house of God.
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