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  1. What Do I Owe The Church?

  2. The Cause For Our Indebtedness To The Church • When we are saved we are added to it. • Like the one leper in Jesus story, we must show our gratitude, which can only be done through the physical church on earth.

  3. What Is Our Indebtedness To The Church? • The debt of commendation: • Patriots of this country have great praise for it, regardless of what others may think. • We must appreciate, esteem and commend the local church to which we belong. • Chronic complaining is not needed - 1 Cor. 10:10 • Paul leaves us and example

  4. What Is Our Indebtedness To The Church? • The debt of consecration: - Rom. 8:12-17 • Our influence is of great importance. • We should be aware that others are watching our recreation, business dealings, speech and more.

  5. What Is Our Indebtedness To The Church? • The debt of cooperation: • Just as sure as "membership has its privileges" so membership demands willingness to work. • Membership demands regular attendance. • Membership also demands generous financial support.

  6. Are We Willing To Pay Our Debt To The Church? • Some may think like this: • Let others pay my debt. • I will pay some but not all. We should pay our debt promptly and gladly - Rom 13:7-8

  7. Are We Willing To Pay Our Debt To The Church? • What kind of credit rating do we have with the Lord? • Ex. Trans Union, Equifax their records where credit rating is kept. • God has his book and he knows our attitude toward our debts to him and his church.

  8. Are We Willing To Pay Our Debt To The Church? • The attitude of those who pay their debt to the church involves: • Appreciation for what God has done. • Honesty: to accept without paying our debt of gratitude is dishonest. • Love: We pay in proportion to our love. • Awareness: of the great work in which we are engaged