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Good to Great (6 of 10)
Series: Church Life
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
We are learning these days about CHURCHLIFE, that is, what it means to be a member of the church, the body of Christ, the bride of Christ. As we move deeper into this Post-Christian America and knowing that God has not changed His charge to us being the salt and light, we’ve got to get our CHURCHLIFE right! We’ve got to have a biblical understanding of what church membership means!
If we have learned anything over the past several weeks, we have learned that church membership is a gift! The bible knows nothing of ‘‘inactive members.’’
To be a church member is to be a Functioning Member: one who acknowledges their salvation and is active in their service.
Pat Williams, in his book, ‘‘The Pursuit,’’ tells about the day he hired Chuck Daly to his first NBA coaching job with the Philadelphia 76’s in 1977. ‘‘Soon after he joined the 76’s organization, he learned that it is important, when drawing up your game plan, to consult with your players. Chuck told me, ‘‘Julius Erving came to me shortly after I came aboard. He said, ‘Do you know where every player on this team wants a shot from?’ You see, a lot of coaches have a play designed and they don’t take into consideration whether or not a player likes to take a shot from that spot. Every since Julius asked me that question, I have made a point of asking each player where he feels most comfortable shooting from. I try to get him a shot from that spot. Julius taught me ffffffffffffffthat.’’
We want to help you get to your spot! We want to help you serve where you are most comfortable serving! That’s your spot in the body! It’s in that spot where you can impact the body of Christ the most. It’s in that spot where you will serve best and as a leadership team, we want to help you get to your spot and to help you get to serving, fulfilling your part in the body of Christ.
To be a church member is to be a Unifying Member who says, ...
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