Membership in the body of Christ, the church, is a gift from God.
“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift – not from works, so that no one can boast.”
Church Membership is a GIFT that we should treasure with great joy and anticipation.
Church Membership is NOT a legalistic obligation, a social club with perks, nor a license for entitlements.
The free gift of grace includes:
Forgiveness of sins by Christ’s death on the cross
Adoption by God the Father
Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Becoming a part of the body of Christ