Monday, March 09, 2015
Reading "I am a Church Member" by Thom S. Rainer
Why? My pastor recommended I am a Church Member by Thom S. Rainer awhile back. There was going to be a Wednesday night study about it. My schedule didn't allow me to go, but I decided to read the book anyway. I am so glad I did.
This book is short. Super short. There is no fluff here, and every word furthers a re-evaluation of how we see church. Do we have a "Country Club" view of expecting the church to serve us? Or, do we have the biblical view of church membership that looks to serve others?
This is not a book to whiz through, put down, and forget about. This book encourages action as I follow Jesus and love His church. I am already making an action plan on how I can apply the scriptures highlighted in this tiny book so as to make a mighty impact on my life. I will return to it later for a spiritual checkup.
I want everyone to read this. Every Christian will walk away from it with new enthusiasm for their church, and every non-believer will be given a clear presentation of the gospel and what it means to be the church of Jesus Christ.