How To Choose A Church
Monday 19th March 2018. How to choose a church. Written by Manashantii
Research and check before you go you must make sure that it is not a cult. Pray to God, always commit your problems to God first always and pray with faith and belief. Follow the Lord’s leading. Test the Spirit, (1 John 4v1-6 ) use Spiritual discernment.
Give what you have. 2 Corinthians 9v7 and 1John 3v2
Get serious with God. John 14v26-27 Have a serious relationship with God.
Choose a church according to your needs.
Choose a Bible based church which believes in spiritually maturing it’s members. A church where you are Spiritually fed and morally questioned and challenged to be a better person.
Choose a church that preaches strong sermons that make you understand the Bible and God more deeply. A church that teaches all of the Bible including the prophetic books.
Choose a church where you get support from the members and you can make friends and prayer friends . Choose a church where you feel you belong. A small church and small group meetings can be good for building relationships and growing spiritually.
A big church takes longer to build friendships.
Choose a church where you are encouraged to serve others.
Choose a church that teaches Bible Prophecy, Eschatology, Dispensationalism and also what is happening in the world politically as the Bible predicts. The wisdom of man is foolishness to God. 1 Corinthians 3v19 and 1 Corinthians1v25
Avoid a church that preaches the Prosperity Gospel and the Word of Faith teachings (Most Pentecostal churches preach the prosperity gospel and also Word of Faith gospel). Also avoid the Emergent church. Avoid churches that claim that hell is not real, hell is very real. If you can’t speak in tongues don’t worry. Don’t abuse the grace that God has given you. Being a Christian does not guarantee that you will be wealthy, healthy and successful, Christianity is about Spiritual growth and your relationship with God.
Examine the church’s teachings, management ( how the church is managed ), and church members relationships with each other.
So to summarise you need the following :- A church where the Holy Bible is taught well. Fellowship and Christian relationships with each other are encouraged especially people you can study the Holy Bible with and pray. Great Praise and worship can be done in your personal time with God. Good Praise and worship in church is also good. A church that encourages evangelism is also good. Once you become a mature Christian should be able to study the Holy Bible alone daily.