I am a church member

Dr. Thom Rainer is the CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. One of the more prolific writers in SBC life, Dr. Rainer consistently offers content that encourages and challenges us to walk more intimately with Jesus. He has written another fantastic piece about what it means to be a member of a church.

This membership is a gift. When I received the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, I became a part of the body of Christ. I soon thereafter identified with a local body and was baptized. And now I am humbled and honored to serve and to love others in our church. I pray that I will never take my membership for granted, but see it as a gift and an opportunity to serve others, and to be a part of something so much greater than any one person or member.

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