• 48°
Hartselle Enquirer

Church membership: fundamental to Christianity 

By Todd Barrier 

So far in our series on the Fundamentals of Christianity, we have looked at belief in the deity of Christ, belief in the inspiration of the Bible and recognition of the authority of scripture as our basic building blocks.  

Today, we look at membership in His church as a fundamental aspect of Christianity.  

How does one become a member of God’s church, which – according to Eph. 3:10-11 – was purposed by God throughout eternity? To find out, we go to His Word, which according to our previous studies is inspired and has authority over our lives.  

We begin with faith, belief in who He is and that He has authority to tell us the way to call on Him, the way to live our lives!  

In Romans 10:9-10 we are told to confess His name. We are told in Act 2:38 to repent and be baptized. In Romans 12:1-2 we are told to remain faithful and to live a godly life by not conforming to this world.  

These verses show us what makes up becoming a member of His body. Being a member of His church is a fundamental aspect of Christianity.  

Next week we will look at worship.  

Have you joined His universal church? 

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

News

Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

News

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

News

Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

News

Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

MULTIMEDIA-FRONT PAGE

Stadthagen supports

News

SALUTE

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

At a Glance

Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

At a Glance

Littlest Christmas Tree Farm opens Friday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Marching on: Pride of Priceville has ‘stellar’ season  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle scores A on state report card, down two points from 2018

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle man sentenced to 179 years in prison for sex crimes  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2 

brewer

Cotaco students celebrate Thanksgiving with school-wide parade

Hartselle

Divided Hartselle school board picks Clayton for next superintendent 

At a Glance

Historical Society plans 2023 lunch, learn series

At a Glance

Santa’s Workshop Vintage Market returns this weekend

Hartselle

Superintendent finalists interviewed for vacant position  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Junior High honors veterans at annual program

Hartselle

Christmas in the Park returns Dec. 3

Morgan Countian

Cotaco service center opens for county business  

x