Sermons on Church Membership

Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community

1 Thessalonians 3:11 - 4:2

by John Piper

Every Christian has a crucial need for covenant relationships, regardless of how un-American it may be.

Obey Your Joyful Leaders, Part 1

Hebrews 13:17-19

by John Piper

Spiritual leaders are to keep watch of the word, of Christ, of themselves, and of their people.

Preserving the Covenant Community In Spite of Sickness and Sin

James 5:16-20

by John Piper

How do you preserve the covenant community in spite of sickness and sin?

A Model of Covenant Exhortation

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

by John Piper

Don't get into people's lives only when things are falling apart; get in when things are going well and help each other keep that course.

The New Covenant and the New Covenant People

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

by John Piper

The covenant that makes us belong to God makes us belong to each other.

Renewing the Covenant for the Sake of God's Name

Nehemiah 9:38

by John Piper

God is a great, mighty, awesome, covenant-keeping, loving God, who will help us, and who will show his love for us through the covenant.

Total Abstinence and Church Membership

Sunday Evening Message

by John Piper

Total abstinence may be the best way to treat alcohol today, but it should not be a requirement for church membership.

Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations

Colossians 2:16-23

by John Piper

Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn't look like one.

Obey Your Joyful Leaders, Part 2

Part Two

Hebrews 13:17

by John Piper

Elders should see themselves as servants, and the church should have a bent toward trusting them.

Why a Church Covenant?

Hebrews 8

by John Piper

We must seek a better understanding of the covenantal meaning of the local church.