Hebrews 10:25 “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Are you a member of Jesus’ Church?
While scripture never mentions a specific denomination it does challenge us to be attending a church that proclaims the word of God. Many do not attend a church because there are many hipocrites out there. Or so the excuse goes. The interesting thing is that there will always be those who we do not like or agree with in the church. So a lack of time, or those hypocrites or those …..just does not wash with Jesus. Oh, by the way the best church for you and your family is not one that has all the programs that meet you and your family needs. It is possible that the church without the programs is in that condition because you have chosen to be served rather than to serve! The important and vital attendance criteria is what doctrine do they teach.
Mat 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Are you concerned about whether the church you do attend is one of His. Here is a test. For a church to be one of His it would naturally proclaim the gospel as scripture proclaims it. When is the last time you heard, “You must be born again”? When is the last time you heard that no good deed or amount of money or baptism or any action on your part can save you from the eternal loss that sin brought into your life?
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.”
And it challenges those that are of Jesus’ universal Church to…
I John 3:1-3 “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we
should be called children of God| Therefore the world does not
not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are
the children of God; And it has not yet been revealed what we
shall be, but we know that when He shall appear, we will be like
Him, for we shall see Him as He is. AND EVERYONE WHO HAS THIS
HOPE IN HIM PURIFIES HIMSELF, JUST AS HE IS PURE.”