I Don’t Need God

What is the difference between saying I don’t need God and I don’t need the church? There is no difference. God does His work in us through the church. We love Jesus by loving His church. We serve Jesus by serving the church. Those who have a low view of the church because all they can see are sinful people will struggle in their spiritual growth.

Praying with our church family is an essential part of being part of the “Body of Christ.” Praying with our church family is a supernatural event where Jesus chooses to manifest His presence to us. The power we have in prayer is exponentially greater in corporate prayer. Christians who neglect praying with their church family are cutting off God’s primary source of power for living the Christian life. Christians who think they can function fine as a Christian independent of their church family are manifesting a huge amount of pride.

Colossians 1:18 Christ is also head of the body, the church;

Romans 12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

1 Corinthians 12:12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

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