“Are You a Member?”
GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“Are You a Member?”
I often start my Blog with a question. The question for today is: Are you a member? Of course this requires you to answer this question with a question of your own: “A member of what?” As we all know, you can be a member of a several different entities because to be a member is to belong to a particular group. For this writing, I’ll be referring to church membership.
To become a member (follower) of church (Christ) is not hard to do. Acknowledge – Believe – Confess – Repent. Acknowledge in your heart that Jesus is Lord – Believe that Jesus died for your sins and was raised on the third day – Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord – Repent of your sins. Refer: Romans 10:9-13 for confirmation. Salvation is for everyone.
“Be more than a member of a church, you must become a disciple.” – Pastor James E. Brice
This is a quote from the brother of our very own, Pastor Victor S. Brice. How many of us are guilty of just being a member of church? I can attest to this because I thought by being obedient to God’s Word – putting Him first by starting the week with attending church every Sunday, I was being a good church member. Wow! The key word here is member.
“Move from church members to disciples.” – Pastor James E. Brice
I never realized until I was sitting under the teachings of Pastor James E. Brice that I needed to be more – needed to do more – than be a member of church. I need to become a disciple. Pastor James E. Brice is teaching an awesome two-part series on “Moving from Membership to Discipleship”. His. first class was held, February 1, 2023, via zoom and Facebook, 7:00pm to 7:40pm. His second class will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, 2023, also via zoom and Facebook, from 7:00pm to 7:40pm. I encourage you to attend.
Pastor James E. Brice gave us four things we must do as disciples. Care – Dare – Share – Prayer. We must care, show concern for each other. We must dare to spread the gospel – it takes courage to share Christ, let others know what He has done for you – what He can do. Prayer. Pray for them and for each other. Prayer can accomplish much!
I, for one, love a challenge. I challenge each of you to work on moving from church membership to discipleship. So, when asked: What church do you attend? Your response will be:
“I’m a disciple of Solomon Temple Ministries International.”
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan