FOLLOWING JESUS ISN'T ABOUT FOLLOWING HIM ALONE -- A LONE TRAVELER ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN -- BUT BEING A PART OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE, A SPIRITUAL FAMILY, WHO ARE FOLLOWING HIM TOGETHER.
The Bible commands us to frequently meet together with other believers (Hebrews 10.25), but even if it wasn't commanded, we know from experience how essential it is to have the help and encouragement of others to continue to grow and mature as followers of Christ. And we have a lot of fun together too!
Through gathering together for worship, participating in a small group for Bible study, or just getting together with others for a party, we grow closer to God and to one another. It's a beautiful thing to feel like you really belong.