Even if solitary Christianity were possible, how would individual Christians fulfill God’s purposes and obey his commandments? Jesus told his disciples to reach every ethnicity with his saving and liberating message. He called on us to care for the sick and needy to represent the love and justice of God to the world. Do any of these gigantic assignments sound doable by solitary individuals? No way! Only churches, and preferably churches in partnership, can respond to these awesome tasks in ways that build the Kingdom.
Which of the church’s assignments most excites you?
Which do you find a little frightening?
What task in your home is most “shared?”
How does it work?