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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday's Word by Brenda Smith, part 1

Thursday's Word

Word: Commitment
Defined:  A promise. To carry out.
Scripture: Romans 12:4-5  “For as we have many members and one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”
There are millions of people in America who “attend” church, but are not committed members of that Church. They want to live with the Church, but don’t want to marry her.  That promise to say, “I Do.” They want the benefits of Church like hearing the Word preached, being able to join in worship with other believers, and having pastors who will counsel them and visit them. However, they don’t want The  Mission of the Church, using their spiritual gifts to benefit the Church, and submitting to the leaders of the Church when it is not convenient to do so.  BUT, to be committed to a local Church will require sacrifice, time and energy, many times when you don’t’ feel like it, and might rather be doing something else. However, it is the will of God. God wants His people to be committed members of local churches. He wants us to walk the aisle and say,  “I do” to a specific local church.

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