Ed Young and the Importance of Church
Are you a part of a local church? Have you said yes to church membership? Obviously I’m biased toward Fellowship Church. I would love all of you to join Fellowship Church, but I know that’s not going to happen for everyone. Maybe it’s another church. There are some great churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We’re in the belt buckle of the Bible belt. This is it! But don’t just test the waters; don’t just kick tires your entire life. Land the plane! Don’t just circle. Land the plane! Join a church, because there are many things you can’t do unless you’re a part of a local church.
If you take the word “church” and read the New Testament and just lift it out of the New Testament, over 90% of the time it refers to a specific local church. The church is the heartbeat of Jesus; it’s the bride of Christ. You don’t say “I do” and then bolt. You’re with the bride. You love the bride. You’re about the bride. Church attendance, that’s important. Don’t let the golf course, or a game, or a tournament, or a trip or whatever consistently keep you from the church. Now and then it’s cool to miss. We don’t check everybody off every week on a little poster and say, “Oh, you missed church last week. Shame on you. Our membership office is going to call you up and reprimand you.”
We don’t do that. But so often I’ve talked to people after services and they say, “Ed, I almost slept in today. I almost didn’t show up today. Someone invited me to play golf or go to the lake, but I said no to them and yes to church. And I am glad I did, because I needed that word. I needed it.”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Church