Why You Need to be A Member of the Church of Christ

Why You Need to be A Member of the Church of Christ

Purpose: To point out the need to return to the New Testament and be members of the Lord’s

1. It was built by Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and
upon this rock I will build my church…” (Matthew 16:18).
2. It is scriptural in name. Paul said, “…the churches of Christ salute you” (Romans 16:16).
3. Christ is its only head. Paul said, “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to
be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth
all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23).
4. It is scripturally organized. Notice the beginning of the Philippian letter, “Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with
the bishops and deacons” (Philippians 1:1).
5. It is scriptural in worship. Lord’s supper (Acts 20:7); singing (Ephesians 5:19); praying (I
Thessalonians 5:17); preaching (Acts 20:7); and giving (I Corinthians 16:1-2).
6. It’s plan of salvation is the same preached by Christ and the first century church. Hear
(Romans 10:17); believe (Mark 16:16); repent (Acts 17:30); confession of Christ as the son
of God (Acts 8:37); and baptism “…for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38).
7. It is not one of many denominations, because we do not read of denominations in the
New Testament. Paul said, “There is one body (church)…” (Ephesians 4:4). See Ephesians
1:22-23 for proof the body and church are the same.

Conclusion: The above statements are very important aspects of the Lord’s church. Each one of
us must practice what the Bible teaches about the church if we expect to go to heaven. Please examine the church of Christ. I think you will like our plea to be the church Jesus built.

Ken Tyle


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