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I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

(Note: This series is based on "I Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer). If your house was on fire and you were all alone and you only had time to grab one thing before leaving, what would it be? Now consider for a moment the reason you chose that item. Regardless of what it… Continue reading I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

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I Will Lead My Family to be Healthy Church Members

(This sermon is based on the book "I Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer) With 9 out of 10 churches declining or growing at a rate slower than their community, church members must take time for careful examination about themselves and their church. Being connected to a local church is essential (not optional) for… Continue reading I Will Lead My Family to be Healthy Church Members

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3 Truths Pastors Must Remember When They Want to Quit (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

Most pastors will admit that they have considered quitting and doing something else. Some are led by God to do so, others just imagine doing so, and the rest realize that God has called them to this task and so they continue. For the pastors who know that God has called them into pastoral ministry… Continue reading 3 Truths Pastors Must Remember When They Want to Quit (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

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Me, Myself, and I! (Mark 9:35)

Have you ever heard someone say: “There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians”? If so, they are saying that there are too many people who want to be leaders and not enough people who are willing to be followers. In Mark 9, Jesus’ followers were arguing about who was the greatest. Jesus told… Continue reading Me, Myself, and I! (Mark 9:35)

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I Am a Unifying Church Member (Ephesians 4:1-3)

(Pastor's note: This sermon is part of a series of messages based on the book "I Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer.) Dysfunctional churches are a poor representation of the body of Christ. Churches become dysfunctional when they stop striving to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3).… Continue reading I Am a Unifying Church Member (Ephesians 4:1-3)

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I Am a Functioning Church Member (1 Cor 12:12-31)

(Pastor's note: This sermon is part of a series of messages based on the book "I  Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer.) “9 out of 10 churches in America are declining or growing at a pace slower than that of their communities” (Thom Rainer). There are various reasons that contribute to this, but the… Continue reading I Am a Functioning Church Member (1 Cor 12:12-31)