Why the Church Is Vitally Important for Every Christian

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This post by Stephen J. Nichols is adapted from the ESV Student Study Bible.

What Does the Bible Have to Say about the Church?

Mention the church to a group of Christians and you are likely to get a mixed response. Some might say that, while they do love Jesus, they don’t love the church. Others might respond, “Of course we love the church.”

God has ordained the church, a fellowship of the flawed, to carry out his purpose and will in the world. When we consider the biblical teaching on the church, we realize the church is vitally important for growing in Christ. Like a branch that grows because of its connection to the tree, we thrive when we stay connected to the church.

To explore this issue, it is necessary to consider what the Bible says about the church.

The Church in the Bible: Old Testament Life and Worship

Read on: https://pjcockrell.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/why-the-church-is-vitally-important-for-every-christian/

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