Hebrews 2:10 “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.”
As we continue in the idea that God calls you to be a part of something bigger than yourself. He not only wants you to believe in Him, but also belong to His family. VISA had a commercial several years ago with a great slogan. It said, “Membership has it’s privileges.”
So it goes in the church, there are certain perks that go along with being a member of a local gathering of committed followers of Jesus. Here are a few of them from the book, The Purpose Driven Life:
• A church family identifies you as a genuine believer. • A church family moves you out of self-centered isolation. • A church family helps you develop a spiritual muscle. • The Body of Christ needs you. • You will share in Christ’s mission in the world. • A church family will keep you from drifting away from God.
Once you make the commitment to a healthy church, it will help you to become spiritually healthy and stay that way. You were not intended to go through life, struggles, losses and hardships all alone.
Ephesians 4:16 “From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
HPC wants and needs you to be a vital part of our church.
Q4U: God is calling. He’s offering you a lifetime membership with all of the privileges. Will you accept and use this in our church?