Jeff Wilson, Executive Pastor
SV & Me: Meaningful Membership Matters
Accountability: First Responders
Brothers and sisters, if someone is overtaken in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual, restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so that you also won’t be tempted. 2 Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 Let each person examine his own work, and then he can take pride in himself alone, and not compare himself with someone else. 5 For each person will have to carry his own load.
Supplemental Passages: Genesis 2:15-18, Genesis 3:6-7, 1 Cor. 12, Prov. 27:17, James 5:16, Matt. 18:15-18, Eph. 4:15-16, Eph. 5:15-21, Jude 1:20-23, John 13:34-35
Big Idea: Church membership means willingly making myself accountable to and for others.
Accountability To God
• To Him in the Garden (Genesis 2:15-18)
• Judgement Seat of Christ (Rom. 14:10-12)
• Great White Throne Judgement (Rev. 20:11-15)
Accountability To One Another (Galatians 6:1-5)
• We are not free agents (v 1)
• We are to rescue those in sin (v 1)
• We are to carry another’s burdens (v 2)
• Warning!!! (vs 1,3-5)