“In Christ, we who are many form one Body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 (New International Version)
“…let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10 (New International Version)
Jesus describes his followers as disciples, as ambassadors, and as members. Following Jesus is more than just believing in Him, it’s belonging. Believing without belonging makes us spiritual orphans!
To truly realise what it means to follow Jesus, we need to be part of a church family. The church is the body of Christ. A member is valuable when they’re connected to the body. So, if we truly want to realise the power of Jesus in our lives, we need to be connected to a church family.
Many see the church as a building or an event, but more than that, it’s a family in relationship with God. There’s a significant difference between attending a church service and being a member of a church family. Ephesians 2:19 tells us that as believers in Christ, we’re part of God’s family, with an obligation to meet as a church family in relationship with God.