why Should i become a member?
Jesus wants you to. Not necessarily at Redemption Church, but if not Redemption,
somewhere. 1 Peter 2:4 says, “And coming to Him as to a living stone…you also,
as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
Christ”. This text tells us that as we come closer and closer to Jesus (The
Living Stone), He builds us (also living stone) closer and closer to others to
be a spiritual house (not made of bricks but people). God’s plan for you is not
to live in isolation or independence, but rather to be built into a community
where there is interdependence.
2) Because you will grow spiritually. You don’t become a member of a church for
the perks and to have more stuff to consume, but the real benefit of church
membership is giving yourself and participating in something bigger than
yourself. It’s about presenting your bodies as living sacrifices as worship
unto Jesus and this needs to happen in local community. When you give yourself
to Jesus and a local church this way, amazing things can happen. We are just
like a young tree. If we uproot ourselves every couple of months to a new spot,
we won’t have a chance to grow. However, if we stay in one spot with good soil,
plenty of water and sunshine, we’ll thrive.