Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters

Jonathan Leeman | April 28, 2011

Series: 9Marks Top 100

(The following is excerpted from Jonathan Leeman’s forthcoming book Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus from Crossway, 2012). 1) It’s biblical. Jesus established the local church and all the apostles did their ministry through it. The Christian life in the New Testament is church life. Christians today should expect and desire the same.

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