Welcome to the former online home of New City Baptist Church!

Our congregation approved a merger with Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church on January 21, 2024.

Once we receive the green light from the CRA, we will be officially known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. For now, we are one church under that name (spiritually), but two charities (legally).

Join us at 10:30am every Sunday and 7:30pm every Thursday at 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

Is Church Membership Really Biblical?

March 24, 2024 Preacher: Alex Bloomfield Series: Sunday School: Church Basics

Big Picture: The bible teaches that meaningful, local church membership is the God-ordained context of the Christian life.

Five reasons why the bible calls us to practice meaningful local church membership:

1) It magnifies the gospel to the watching world.

Major scriptures referenced: Ephesians 2:4-5, 3:6, 3:10, 4:7-12

One anothers: (Eph. 4:2, 4:32, 5:19)

 2) The metaphors the bible uses to describe the church push us heavily toward practicing it.

Body: 1 Corinthians 10:17, 12:12-27.

Family: 1 Timothy 3:15, 1 Peter 4:17

 3) It is hard to obey a host of New Testament commands without it.

Major scriptures referenced: Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 10:24-25, 13:17

 4) Church discipline, a clearly commanded biblical practice, requires it.

Major scriptures referenced: Matthew 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 5:13b

 5) We all need the spiritual protection it provides.

Major scriptures referenced: Ephesians 2:4-23, Hebrews 12:15

Closing image: The local church is like an embassy of heaven.

Closing exhortation: Your commitment to the local church should have both breadth and depth.

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