In part one of this post, we told you the importance of the local church and gave you the first three ways you can be a blessing to your church. The church is important! Christ died for the church, He established it, and He wants us to be a part of it and faithful to it.
As review, here are the first three followed by the last three ways we can love our church.
1. Pray for the church and the leaders.
Get involved in the ministries of the church. Some people sit, sour, and soak; but as Christians, let’s serve! Be a part of the ministry. God has given all talents; let’s use them for the Lord! Listed are some ministries you can get involved in:
• Bus ministry
• Children’s ministry
• Youth ministry
• Adult Sunday school
• Audio and video ministry
Don’t just sit on the sideline, GET IN THE GAME!
5. Have Pride in it.
We are not talking about a proud look or a haughty spirit. We are talking about good pride! When you take pride in something, you value it, you adore it, and you are not ashamed to show it. You will not do anything to hurt it or mar its reputation.
Take pride in your church! Love it and represent it well.
6. Promote and Prospect.
Be a part of showing people who our Savior is and what He can do for them.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Promote Jesus and His church. How can we do this?
• Carry tracts and church invitations with you.
• Invite people to church.
• Share the gospel with others.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
“The Lord is good–
Tell it wherever you go,
The Lord is good–
Tell it that others may know;
Tell of His blessings and tell of His love,
Tell how He's coming from heaven above:
The Lord is good–
Tell it wherever you go.”
The church is so important that Christ died for it. Let us do our best to make it important in our lives and love it and be faithful.
Determine to not waste your vacation by returning stronger than ever.
Nothing can be more satisfying than seeing someone trust Christ as their personal Saviour and take steps towards spiritual growth!