How To Be A 5 Star Christian
A great church is made up of strong Christian individuals and families.
Read God's Word
The Bible says, "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God."Reading the Bible is vital to the Christian life. As we read the Bible, we should search the Scriptures, comparing Scripture with Scripture. Also, set a goal to memorize Scripture and meditate on the Word of God. In our personal lives and with our families each day, we need to be reading the Word of God. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).
We believe that God hears and answers prayer. There is no doubt about it, the greatest untapped resource in the Christian life is the matter of prayer. Pray each day. Pray for loved ones. Pray for church leaders and their families. Pray for your church. Pray for our nation. Pray for the lost. Establish a prayer list. "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Attend Church Faithfully
The Lord Jesus Christ deserves your faithfulness. Attend every service of the church. A great deal of the strength of the church is based on the faithfulness of the people. Support special meetings at the church with your faithful attendance. "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching" (Hebrews 10:25).
God's work is to be supported God's way. The Bible teaches that we should pay the tithe and give our offerings. Practice tithing as a conviction. Bring the Lord's tithe with you to church each Sunday. Support the ministries of the church with offerings. By faith give to worldwide missions. Support the Christian education endeavors of the church. We cannot outgive God. "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Malachi 3:10).
Witness to the Lost
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost. He left us on earth to tell others about the Savior. Determine to bring others to the Savior. Work to bring other families to Christ and to the church. Set a time to go. Make a list of names and addresses of people you want to reach for Christ. "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).
Determine to Be a Five-Star Christian
You can be an active participant in God's plan for the preaching of the gospel, and the building of strong believers by being a working member within your this church. Recognizing your place within the local, new testament, Bible believing, gospel preaching church is critical to fulfilling the purpose that God has for you. To this end it is important to recognize the following:
Jesus Christ loves and desires to build His church, Ephesians 5:25b, Matthew 16:18 God has set you as a member within your church, 1 Corinthians 12:18 God has given you talents and abilities that are to be a help within your local church,1 Corinthians 14:12
May God help us in working together to see something beyond the ordinary accomplished for Christ through this local church!