by Ernest Easley

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How to Grow into Greatness - Part 2 (8 of 10)
Series: Church Life
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Acts 8.1

We're thinking about CHURCHLIFE these days as we get a biblical understanding of what it means to be a church member; what it means to be a member of the body of Christ; what it means to be the bride of Christ.

Have you ever heard somebody say, "Well, I'm a Christian, but I don't think you have to go to church to be saved." Is that true? Well, apparently, RSBC as some members that think that's true. And our fellowship is not alone. Across the Southern Baptist Convention, more than 50% of our church members never attend worship, never attend Sunday School, never give.

To say that a Christian does not have to be a functioning member in their local church is like telling your spouse that you believe in marriage but you don't want to live together. Something is missing! How can a person claim to be a part of the bride of Christ and never attend, never serve or never give? Something is missing and that something is a healthy, growing CHURCHLIFE!

If you love Jesus, you're going to love what Jesus loves and Jesus loves the church! I love the church because I love Jesus! And the more I love Jesus, the more I love the church! And I can tell you this: the less I love Jesus, the less I love the church!

Learn this today: A healthy Church life produces a holy Christian life! You cannot separate your Church-life and your Christian-life! The two are forever linked together.

We need each other! We need to be together! We need to stand together! We need to assemble ourselves together for encouragement, " .. and so much the more as you see the Day approaching" (Hebrews 10.25).

That is, as we move closer to the second coming of Jesus, don't think that life on earth is going to get easier for Christians; it's going to get harder! We're going to face more pressure, more problems, more perversion and the Bible says that our enemy will work overtime t ...

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