The Power of Commitment: Commitment to the Local Church

Acts 2:46-47
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added [c]to the church daily those who were being saved.
We live in a busy world today and people have all sorts of excuses why they cannot be committed to the church as they know they should. Some have said they are not committed to any local church because the church is full of hypocrites who say one thing and do another so, they would rather cultivate their relationship with God away from people.
Also because we have so many options and we are spoilt for choice, people tend to move from one local church to another especially if they “feel like” church A has become boring and the party seems to be happening in church B
The church in the book of Acts 2 continued DAILY in one accord, they broke bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart. This was a group of men and women who were committed to the apostle’s teaching, prayer, and fellowship. When they became part of the church they were all in 100% to the point of even selling their possessions for the benefit of all.
Being committed to the local church is more than just attending a Sunday service. It is recognizing that you are part of a family and as in any functional family, each member has responsibilities because they belong.
One of the saddest statistics concerning the church is that in most local churches, 20% of the people who attend do 80% of the work that needs to be done and the same applies to giving as well. What would happen if we could reverse those numbers so that 80% of the people do 80% of the work, how much impact would the church have?
Well, judging from our key scripture, I believe the local church would have more favor with people in its locality and the Lord would add to their number daily those who are being saved!
Reflections
Are you part of a local church and are you committed to it?
What is your attitude on Sunday morning, do you attend service with an attitude to just receive, or do you attend with the conviction that you also have something to offer?
If everyone who attends your local church had the same level of commitment as you currently have, would the church be a better place or worse?
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