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One of the necessities that God has set up within the body of believers is the fact that no Christian can remain an isolated entity. Whether we think we are above God’s law in that we can do well on our own, eventually each of us is brought to the reality that we need each other as Christians, especially in these last days when being a Christian is no longer a “bragging right.” Christians are suffering martyrdom in these days at an alarming rate, especially in Islamic countries where killing Christians is legal. Even here in the United States, Christians are being persecuted through groups like the ACLU and the IRS, vis--vis the Indianapolis Baptist Temple.

 
We need to be part of a Church
(Heb 10:24-25 KJV) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: {25} Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
 
Jesus attended the church of His day
(Luke 4:16 KJV) And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
 
Paul Attended Synagogue - even while on the road
(Acts 13:13-14 KJV) Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. {14} But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
 
The Body of Christ is formed in a manner whereby we help each other
(Acts 4:32 KJV) And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
 
We need accountability to keep us on the straight and narrow
(Heb 13:17 KJV) Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
 
We need to have spiritual camaraderie
(1 Cor 16:17-18 KJV) I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. {18} For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
 
We share each other’s burdens
(Gal 6:2 KJV) Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
 
(James 2:8 KJV) If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
 
We can gain the counsel of those older in the faith
(Prov 16:31 KJV) The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
 
(Prov 11:14 KJV) Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
 
(Prov 12:20 KJV) Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
 
(Prov 15:22 KJV) Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
 
We will know what ministries are available to us
(1 Cor 12:28 KJV) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
 
It helps us come apart from the world
(Mark 6:31 KJV) And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

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