Our generation celebrates selfish individualism. “Since the rise of modern individualism,” notes Dr. Graham Cole, “it comes as so natural in the West to think first of the atom and next, if at all, of the molecule. Or put another way, we concern ourselves with the one and next, if at all, with the many. However, as we shall see, the accent in the scriptural revelation is otherwise. God is making a people for himself.”
Brothers and sister, how we relate to the local church is how we relate to Jesus. At least that is way he sees it.