God should be the foundation of Christian relationships. Upon that foundation we should encourage one another to practice love and good works. The only way to do this is to be together. We cannot make it on our own; we have to protect and provide for each other. The world will not support us. When we have God and each other, in truth, we are never alone.
The body of Christ is not made of one member, but many members each performing their own purpose. Each member should respect the purpose of all members. However, we should each try to exercise ourselves in many areas. Different members can be trained to perform multiple functions. We all have a work to do.
During these troubled times the church is being stressed. Weaknesses are being revealed where everything once appeared to be well. God’s people are struggling spiritually, but there is a cure. The church can be cured if she will turn to Jesus.
The Bible teaches that Christians should be members of a local church. Christians commit to contribute to a group of local Christians. Being committed to a local group keeps Christians from falling away. Being a member of a local church provides opportunities to serve God and others.