Stop Dating the Church (2 of 3) Series: The Church Member of My Dreams Brad Whitt Acts , 46 INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning, and I want you to turn with me to Acts chapter 2 again if you will.
Acts chapter 2, we are in a study on what it means to be a part and a participant in the church that we have entitled, ''The Church Member Of My Dreams.'' If you'll remember, we've already dealt with and discussed the first essential element of church membership and that is that you've got to know Christ. It's not enough just to have your name on some church roll; you've got to have your name on heaven's roll. So, the first characteristic of the church member of my dreams is what you might call a converted membership.
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In every area of life large and small these two questions should be asked and the answers sought. You're not a real woman unless you can attract a man.
You must have a means of knowing if or when you have found that special person.
There are specific processes involved in proper dating that will help lead you down the right path. Again, this term is very rarely used in society today, and most do not have any idea what it really means.
Too often in the church, or even in secular culture, singles seem to be told that they’ll “matter” once their married. The Apostle Paul even wishes that all were single like him.
On the contrary, it is a good state to be in, a gift from God, and in some cases a calling and assignment from the Lord (v. While the married person is “anxious about worldly things,” the single person is free to be “anxious about the things of the Lord” (v. How fulfilling to know that the single person is complete in Christ, lacking no good thing, and is able to have undivided devotion to the Lord. Beginning with our Creator, this series approaches guy-girl relationships from His perspective, helping lay the ground work for meaningful relationships now and a marriage that will last. ''Boy Meets Girl'' takes an honest and straightforward look at dating relationships and the challenges they bring. Now, this morning we're going to be looking and learning about the second characteristic of the church member of my dreams, and that's what I want to call a committed membership. Now, the ladies that work on my library will tell you that that's nothing new. But, the title of this book really got my attention.So, I bought the book and I read the book and I liked it so much and I got so much out of it that I picked up several copies that we have made available for you to pick up today after the service back in the foyer.