You Need the Local Church

Christians tend to be skittish about the church. I feel like much of my ministry revolves around convincing Christians of their need to belong to a local body of believers, to commit themselves to its community , and to submit to its discipline and teaching. Though I’m able to convince some, others drift into the lone-ranger mentality that’s characteristic of much of what’s called spirituality today. Instead, many Christians take a more eclectic approach, creating their own spiritual regiment like consumers bouncing between storefronts in a mall.

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