Shining Light (No. 6 in Series)

Shining Light

A Series on Church Membership

As we continue our discussion about church membership and good reasons to join a local church, we may move to a second reason: To Evangelize the World.  When we act together, we can better spread the gospel at home and internationally.  This is the same principle behind the old phrase, “Two heads are better than one.”  If we all come together to share the Good News, it will be beneficial to us in the local church, but it will also reach out to those in our community, region, and around the world with the greatest news ever shared.  God has blessed us immensely, and, together, we can be a blessing to the nations.

Church membership helps to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).  Together, we can obey the Lord’s last command.  We can help to fulfill the greatest mission ever given, the plan of redemption.  Christ has done all of the work, all that is left for us to do is tell others about all the good things that He has accomplished.

We have all been called to bear witness of the Lord’s gracious work.  We all, individually, are lights in the darkness.  Yet, when we join our lights together, we can really illuminate the world around us.  We can shine brightly into the darkest places of our neighborhoods and on this planet.  We can make a difference in people’s lives with the message that we share.

You see, we promote the Gospel by cooperating to take it to those who have not heard it, and by making the Gospel visible to the world through how we live.  The Lord knows that the most effective way to reach out is for the church to do it together!