Baptist Distinctives: A Regenerated Membership

Titus 3:4-7

In Baptist history, there are certain distinctives that have always charact-erized Baptists. Over the last several weeks we have been looking at some of them. We have looked at the fact that we are not Protestants; we have looked at our unique position on the Word of God; and we have looked at the two ordinances observed: baptism and the Lordís Supper.

Tonight, we want to look at another of the distinctives held by Baptists. We believe in a regenerated church membership. You might say, "Well, doesnít everyone?" and the answer is NO.

I. The Biblical Pattern for Church Membership.

II. What is Regeneration? (John 3:1-8)

III. How to be Regenerated. Jn 3:14-15

Tonight, are you a regenerated church member? If not, why not come now and receive Christ? Are you trusting in the fact that your name is written on some church roll? Trust in Jesus Christ, and He will write your name in the Lambís book of Life!