This list was taken from Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel by J. Mack Stiles (pp. 107-109), a book I HIGHLY recommend!

1) Attend a church that takes the gospel seriously
2) Become and actual member of a church
3) Read C.J. Mahaney’s book Humility: True Greatness once a year
4) Turn down jobs that might take you away from the church
5) Arrange family vacations around your church’s schedule
6) If your church doesn’t have a church covenant, think about developing one that expresses your love for each other
7) Move to a house closer to the church and use your house as a place of hospitality
8 ) Practice church discipline
9) Respect, even revere, theauthority in the church
10) Turn heads — really practice the biblical teaching of giving an receiving forgiveness
11) Take care of people who are in need physically in your congregation
12) Pray for each other
13) Sympathize with other believers
14) Focus on caring for one another spiritually by discipling one another
15) Share your faith together
16) Read Mark Dever’s Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Advertisements