Are You An Asset?

by Bill Crews

1. Are you sincerely seeking to live the life of a Christian, daily and constantly, in the light of New Testament teaching? Acts 10:34-35; Col. 3:17; 1 Cor. 10:31-32

2. Are you striving to grow and to improve spiritually – in knowledge of the truth, in spiritual wisdom, in love, in faith, in humility, in courage, in self-control, in steadfastness, etc.? 1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 1:5-12; 3:18; Col. 1:9-12; 2 Thess. 1:3

3. Are you really trying to set a proper example for, and to exert the proper influence upon others that you encounter daily? Matt. 5:13-16; 1 Tim. 4:12; 1 Pet. 2:11-12

4. Are you concerned about the lost souls around you, and are you using opportunities to teach them the truth? Mk. 6:34; Jn. 4:35-36; Mk. 16:15; 2 Tim. 2:2

5. Are you diligent in studying your Bible and in praying unto your Heavenly Father? Ps. 1:1-2; Col. 3:16; Eph. 3:3-4; Rom. 12:12; Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6

6. Do you attend all of the assemblies for worship and all of the classes of Bible study? Acts 2:44,46; 5:42; Heb. 10:24-25; Acts 20:7

7. Do you give as much as you are prospered by God and as often as you are prospered by God? 1 Cor. 16:2; Acts 11:29; 2 Cor. 8:12; 9:6-7; 1 Cor. 9:14; Phil. 4:15-18

8. Are you friendly? Do you meet and greet your brethren in Christ? Do you meet and welcome visitors at our services? Matt. 7:12; Phil. 2:4; Rom. 12:1 0; Jas. 2:1-5

9. Do you ever visit anyone for spiritual reasons? Do you ever call or visit those in the area who are visitors at our assemblies? Do you ever call or visit brethren who are weak or negligent or in need? Lk. 14:23; Matt. 11:28-30; Rev. 22:17; Gal. 6:1; Jas. 5:20-21; Matt. 25:34-45; Jas. 1:27

10. Are you happy and grateful that you are a Christian? Do you show it? Phil. 3:11; 4:4; Rom. 14:17; 15:13; Gal. 5:22

11. Are you really concerned about doing your part as a member of the local congregation? Do you ever volunteer for the many calls that are issued? Rom. 12:4-7; 1 Cor. 12:14-27; Eph. 4:12-16

12. Are you honestly working to make Christ, His Word, and His church first in your life? Matt. 6:33-37; 16:24-26; Lk. 9:57-62

Are you an asset to the local church? Take an inventory.


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