Our salvation and relationship with God is personal but not private. We are not saved individually and then choose to join the church as if it were a social club or support group for believers. Becoming a Christ-follower means I now belong to God and I belong to my brothers and sisters, the Church. Titus 2:14 says, “He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.” Do you see it? It says “a people.” Throughout Scripture we see that God’s plan has always been to rescue a people for Himself who would reflect Him on the earth. This is the Church, His body, Christ’s bride, God’s family. Let’s pray for our family today. We desperately need God’s help to effectively represent Him in the world…together.