Church life is the essence of Christian life. Some people say they want to have a deeper Christian life. They cherish and aspire for a deeper life in Christ. Their lives must necessarily be closely knit to a full church life because one cannot separate a Christian from his church. As a Christian, ones life cannot be lived apart from the church; it is a church responsibility. You bear the responsibility to represent the Lord?s thought and mind for His Church in the local church. We must live a life that God holds for the church. We must be able to see the mind of God for the living Church.
What is the Church? This is a matter of great importance. What is God?s first and supreme thought concerning the Church? The Apostle Paul gives us some guidance to the answer. In 2 Timothy 2:10, Paul says, ?Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect (that is ?God?s chosen? according to the Amplified Bible).? In other words, if you see what the church is in the mind of God, if you see what is in the heart of God, if you see what the church is meant to be, your behaviour, your responses, your attitude would also be changed. As a member in the church you are not just an individual Christian, but your life is church life.