8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Why Should I Join a Church?” (Mark Dever)

Good day! Enjoy these great quotes I got from a book I recently finished.“Why Should I Join a Church?” by Mark Dever is published by Crossway and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“We display the gospel when we gather each week to serve people who sometimes share only one thing in common with us: Jesus.”

“…we should expect some things from our local church, such as faithful preaching and biblical doctrine. But we should never approach church as customers on the lookout for the best deal in town. We are not consumers. We’re adopted children joining a family.”

“Membership in a local church is not an antiquated, outdated, unnecessary add-on to true membership in the universal body of Christ; membership in a local church is intended to be a testimony to our membership in the universal church. Church membership does not save, but it reflects salvation. And if there is no reflection of our salvation, how can we be sure that we are truly saved?”

“If we take obedience to God seriously, we simply cannot follow Scripture’s commands without being a member of a local church.”

One reason so many Christians have minimized the importance of church membership is because they’ve reduced the gospel to merely a personal relationship with God and not much else.

“Membership holds us accountable to practice true love and encourages us to love others in the way that the Bible commands.”

“By joining a church, we show non-Christians and those who think they are Christians what true conversion looks like.”

“Church membership does not save, but it reflects salvation. And if there is no reflection of our salvation, how can we be sure that we are truly saved?”

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