Friday, September 23, 2011

Excellent words from Paul Shirley:

Top Ten Responsibilities for those in the Pews

1. Sit under the preaching of God’s word (Romans 10:17)

2. Show love (1 Corinthians 12; Matthew 22:34-40)

3. Serve in the work of the ministry according to the gifts God has given you (Ephesians 4:12, 1 Corinthians 12)

4. Submit & Support your leaders (Hebrews 13:17)

5. Show up (Hebrew 10:25)

6. Sort through conflict biblically (Ephesians 4:1-3)

7. Share the Gospel with those around you (Matthew 28:18ff)

8. Seek the Lord through prayer (Ephesians 6:18)

9. Sacrificially give (2 Corinthians 9:7)

10. Speak with humility (James 3:1-12, 4:6)

Amen.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It almost makes it sound like church isn't a passive experience for us pew sitters.

-Isaiah S

Anonymous said...

Thank you Geoff! What an excellent reminder of our responsibilities. This is very helpful.

Love

Dad

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