“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.” Ephesians 5:29-30
Many believers think they don’t have to go to church. They say yes to Jesus, but no to the church. Now, this happens for many reasons. But if you love God, you will love Jesus. And if you love Jesus, you will love what He loves, and Jesus loves the church.
Well, can’t a man be a Christian without being a member of the church?
Let me answer that question with another one—can a bee be a bee without a hive?
Can a sailor be a sailor without a ship?
Can a person be a parent without a family?
We need one another. We were made for one another. Jesus didn’t say, “I will build you a church” or “You will build My church.” Instead, Jesus said, “I will build My church.”
(commentary by Adrian Rogers)