Buck Grove Baptist Church
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Glorifying God by Changing Lives for Christ

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Pastor David Campbell

 

 

The responsibilities of members: 
 
To live lives that line up with what it means to be a follower of Jesus.To love the Lord.
Jesus tells us to shine our light so that others will glory our heavenly Father.  The light he is referring to is the light that comes from our good works.  As we behave like Christians, Jesus says that others will see, take note and respond with praise to the Father.  So, is that what is happening in your life?  Are you giving others a reason to praise the Lord?  Let’s live in such a way that it is evident to all that we love Jesus. 
 
To maintain fellowship with one another.  To love each other.
God describes the church as a body, with each person likened to some part of the body.  The body needs all of its members.  When a foot or a leg is dismembered it affects the rest of the body.  When Paul wrote about this in 1 Corinthians 12 he was promoting the importance of each member and of all the members together.  What we have happening in our day is not that some are being excluded from the body, but that some are excluding the body.  When one voluntarily dismembers himself from the church by his absence, nonparticipation, and lack of concern for the individuals who make up this church, he is expressing that he has no need of the church.  Even if that were true (of course it is not), the church has need of him.  It is unloving, irresponsible, and selfish among other things for one to ignore his church family.  Let’s be committed to one another out of love for Jesus. 


 Church membership is all about love.  Our responsibilities are fundamentally two: to love a specific Lord and to love a specific group of people.  May the Lord help each and every member of Buck Grove Baptist Church strive to faithfulness in these two areas of love.
 
Seriously,
Pastor Dave Campbell