Marks of a Faithful Church Member, by Joel R. Beeke

Published in Ordained Servant, Volume 21, 2012

Ephesians 4:11-16

 

Covered on 6/2/13

I. Mark One: Receiving Christís Word through his appointed pastors and teachers

A.       Private Dimension: We personally hunger for the Word (1 Peter 2.2).

B.       Public Dimension: We practice faithful attendance upon the Word (Heb. 10.25).

C.      Practical Dimension: We actively listen to the Word (Luke 8.15).

 

 

II. Mark Two: U††††††††††††††††††††††† with Christís Person

 

A.     Private Dimension: We personally t††††††††††††† in Christ (Colossians 2.6-7).

 

 

 

B.     Public Dimension: We make diligent use of the s†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Romans 6.1-4; Luke 22.19).

 

 

 

C.     Practical Dimension: We exercise practical o†††††††††††††††††††††††† to Christ (John 14.15).

 

 

 

III. Mark Three: Connected to Christís P†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

A.     Private Dimension: We are personally connected by l†††††††††††† (1 Thessalonians 4.9-10).

 

 

 

B.     Public Dimension: We publicly confess our f††††††††††††† (Romans 10.8-10).

 

 

 

C.     Practical Dimension: We practice h†††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1 Peter 4.9).

 

 

 

IV. Mark Four: Serving Others for Christís Kingdom

A.     Private Dimension: We personally serve with zeal (Romans 12.11).

 

B.     Public Dimension: We publicly witness for Christ (Matthew 10.32-33).

 

C.     Practical Dimension: We practice good stewardship (Matthew 6.19-21).

 

V. Mark Five: Growing in Christís Image

A.     Private Dimension: We are personally humble (Ephesians 4.1-2).

 

B.     Public Dimension: We faithfully attend prayer meetings (Acts 2.42).

 

C.     Practical Dimension: We engage in meditation (Psalm 1.1-3).

 

 

 

Marks of a Faithful Church Member

Private dimension

Public Dimension

Practical Dimension

1. Receiving Christ's Word

Hunger for the Word?

Faithful Attendance on the Word?

Active Listening to the Word?

2. Union with Christ's Person

Personal Trusting in Christ?

Diligent Using of Sacraments?

Practical Obedience to Christ?

3. Connected to Christ's People

Love God's People?

Publicly Confess the Faith?

Practice Hospitality?

4. Serving Others for Christ's Kingdom

Serve with Zeal?

Publicly Witness for Christ?

Practice Good Stewardship?

5. Growing into Christ's Image

Growing Humble?

Attend Prayer Meetings?

Engage in Meditation?