From Rick Thomas:
It is a fantastic thing to be able to enter into a unique relationship with God Almighty and for Him to impact your life. This “benefit of grace” is the most profound personal relationship that you can have, but it was never meant to be a private, isolated relationship, detached from the community of faith.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” There may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. – 1 Corinthians 12:21, 25
To become a Christian is to become part of a body of believers: other people who have experienced salvation and are on their path of following Jesus (John 14:6). This fantastic opportunity means that when you become a Christian, you are called to “get personal” with other believers. This concept implies more than a weekly corporate meeting at a church building.
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