Ten Healthy Habits – Part 3

Ten Healthy Habits – Part 3

Creating healthy habits doesn’t happen by accident. You don’t wake up one morning and presto-chango, your bad habits are gone. If you want to develop healthy habits, you must choose and practice them.

I have a hunch that you want healthy habits in your life. Everyone does! 

Today, we will look at one more of the Ten Healthy Habits. If you want to grow in your faith and achieve all God has for you, strive to master it.

I will be a faithful church member.

For some reason, our culture has placed a low value on being a faithful church member. Not too long ago, going to church on Sundays was a regular practice for the whole family. Now, it’s seen as inconvenient or unnecessary, which is very sad and extremely detrimental to our lives and culture. 

It might surprise you that the Bible actually tells us to go to church. It says, “Let not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

So, instead of participating in church less frequently in these crazy times, God tells us we’re supposed to be at church more.

The early Christians did just that. They didn’t just meet on Sundays. They met daily. “They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.” (Acts 2:46-47)

The question is, why? Why does the Bible teach the importance of being a faithful church member, and why did the early Christians meet so frequently? 

First, they loved Jesus. 

They knew participating in the church wasn’t just a place to go; it was what Jesus died to start. And because they loved Jesus, they wanted to be part of what he was building.

Jesus said, “I will build my church. And the gates of hell will not overpower it.” (Matt 16:18)

One of the ways we show our love for Jesus is by loving and participating in what he’s building—His church.

Second, they were better together. 

At no point does the Bible ever teach that you should live out your faith alone. You need a godly community, and the early believers knew it. 

The Bible says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

You will never be at your best alone. You’re at your best when you’re doing life with others who love Jesus, too.

Third, they were on a mission from God.

Right before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told the early church to “go and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19)

He also said we would be his “witnesses, telling people about me everywhere.” (Acts 1:8)

In other words, Jesus told the early church and us to be part of building his church. It’s a big mission! And it takes a team of Jesus-loving people that cares about the eternity of others. 

So, if Jesus is building it, hell can’t stop it, and you’re invited to be part of it, then you should be part of it.  

The Ten Healthy Habits:

  1. I will be a person of prayer. 
  2. I will be a person who reads my Bible. 
  3. I will be a generous person.
  4. I will be a person who serves others.
  5. I will be a faithful church member.

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