Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New People Rock

We joined up 14 new members this last Sunday. these are top shelf folks that get it.. So exciting watching God's plan for people working...Becoming a member at Faith City means that you are becoming a part of our spiritual family and are joining us on the most important and exciting "journey" you will ever take. Over the years some have expressed to me that church membership isn't really important, but the Bible has some things to say about it. It is your spiritual family and we all need one. Here are some reasons why you need a spiritual family.
1. YOU NEED HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the one who falls and has no one to help him up!" - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
2. YOU NEED A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR GIFTS. "Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you..." - 1 Timothy 4:14
3. YOU NEED A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GROW. "They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, sharing in the breaking of bread and prayer." - Acts 2:42
4. YOU NEED TO BELONG TO SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." - Romans 12:4-5 "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…" - Hebrews 10:25
I believe you can see why church membership... now... how about you? Tell me what you think... Peace, Karl