The Heart of the Church Body

Jan 16, 2022    Scott Allgier

Review: A biblical church member is committed, cared for, compelled, corrected, and convicted.

A biblical church member has one heart.

Romans 12:9-21

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

10 Birth Marks of a True Church Member

1. Real love is unaffected

2. Real love detests evil, clings to good

3. Real love is family affection

4. Real love is radical

5. Real love is on fire to follow Christ

6. Real love perseveres

7. Real love is generous and hospitable

8. Real love reflects the cross

9. Real love shows up

10. Real love lives in harmony with others

Application: How is love real without a formal commitment?