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Making a Case for Church Membership

by Michael d'Offay Joining a local church is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Church membership is fundamental to being a Christian, and those who call themselves followers of Jesus but do not belong to a church are living a subnormal and unbiblical christianity. Let me explain why. The big idea The moment we received Christ as Lord, we became part of God’s universal household of faith- as part of a people scattered all over the world. It means that I am connected to...... read more

Authority Church Membership
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 12:29:44 PM |Comments disabled

Love Your City

As Christians we carry dual citizenship. We are citizens of heaven and we are also citizens of earth (see Phil 3:20, Acts 16:37). The bible says we are exiles, strangers and aliens in this world’s system who understand our home is ultimately with God, under his benevolent rule. Unfortunately some Christians interpret this to mean we are only to be concerned with heavenly things. God gives us a mandate to love the city we live in and the world around us. If you love God, the evidence is shown ...... read more

Friday, March 07, 2014 at 11:48:33 AM |Comments disabled

One Thing is Necessary

As we hit our stride in 2014, there is a fundamental truth that we need to be reminded of. Jesus calls this truth the “ one thing ” that " is necessary ” (Luke 10:42). Luke tells the story of Jesus hanging out in the home of two sisters, Martha and Mary. Rather than spend time with Jesus, Martha was " distracted with much serving ” (Luke 10:40). This literally means she was pulled from side to side, preoccupied and overburdened with work. While Martha was anxiously working and serving around...... read more

Martha Mary
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:09:28 AM |Comments disabled
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