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Asset or Liability? Revelation 2:4
Revelation 2:4-5 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent.
Revelation 2:5 “do the first works” “or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from it’s place”
Are you zealous for good works or are you comfortable where you are?
Asset: Zealous Worker for I know your willingness, about which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal has stirred up the majority. 2 Corinthians 9:2
Asset: Zealous Worker And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, Hebrews 10:24
Asset: Zealous Worker So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared. Nehemiah 4:21 for the people had a mind to work. Nehemiah 4:6b
Liability: Lukewarm Church Member So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:16
Are you a liberal giver or covetous?
Asset: Liberal Giver I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Asset: Liberal Giver Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:2 that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
Asset: Liberal Giver 3 For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, 4 imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 2 Corinthians 8:1-4
Liability: Covetous Member For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Ephesians 5:5
Liability: Covetous Member Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you.“ Hebrews 13:5
Liability: Covetous Member "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You? 'In tithes and offerings. Malachi 3:8
Do you faithfully attend or do you willfully forsake the assemblies?
Asset: Member who faithful attends His lord said to him, ' Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. ‘ Matthew 25:21
Asset: Member who faithful attends Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2
Asset: Member who faithful attends Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10
Liability: Member who willfully forsakes the assemblies not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25
Are you an example or a blemish on the church?
Asset: Member who is a good example Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Asset: Member who is a good example Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Liability: Member who is a reproach on the church Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
Liability: Member who is a reproach on the church Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? James 2:7
What about you? Are you an asset to the church? Or, are you a liability (a danger) to the church?