True Commitment to the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ consists of 4 Things. You must be fully committed to the following:
A. You must be committed to Church Attendance. (Heb.10: 25), “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
1. Does your family need to ask “are we going to church today?” If they do you are not committed enough
2. Sundayitus epidemic: (a) One sneeze and back to bed you go, but On Monday grab a hanky and go to work. (b) Your just too tired to attend on Sunday night. (c)When you get to busy to go to church you are too busy. (d) Wednesday night you have too many things to do. God can take some things away, so you won’t have an excuse.
B. You must be committed to Church Growth. How many people did you talk to this week? How many did you talk to about Christ? How many friends did you invite this week? Didn’t have the time – then you are not committed to Church growth!
C. You must be committed to Church needs. (Mal. 3: 8-10), 8)”Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein, have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9) Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10) Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Uh oh, there’s that TITHING word. We need to be committed, to giving to the church. It’s more than just tithing, it’s supporting the Church, with our love, our prayers, our time, our availability, and our finances! The ministries or programs don’t just happen by themselves. We need to be committed to seeing the work of the Lord accomplished in our church and His world.
(1) Let me tell you a story using four typical Church Members. I’ll name them: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to do and everybody thought that somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but none of them did it, so it didn’t get done. Somebody got angry because it was everybody’s job. Everybody thought for sure that somebody would do it, but nobody asked anybody. In the end the job wasn’t done, and everybody blamed somebody when nobody asked anybody. Trust God, and just do it. He is the one that gives the increase!
D. You must committed to Soul winning. (Pr. 11:30), “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Matt. 28:19), “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Some may say: I can’t talk to people about the Lord…but they have no problem talking about anything else. Some may say: I don’t know enough about the Bible. The problem is perhaps they don’t know enough about JESUS.