Are you a Member of Jesus’ Church?
While the Bible never mentions a specific denomination, it does challenge us to be attending a church that proclaims God’s truths. Many do not attend a church because there are many hypocrites 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 when we ignore attending His Church. 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!
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 Jesus’ church’s? 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 to enter Heaven”? 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 spending eternity in hell? Listen to what Jesus said;
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 14”6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”
And it challenges those that are of His 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.”
So, how do I become a Member?
Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Acts 16:30b,31 “ “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”