There are many Christians who don’t like church. There are plenty of reasons, but are they legitimate in light of God’s Word? Church is the people of God gathered together and called into the world to share the Gospel. It can be messy and difficult, but it’s also the bride & body of Christ. As a place to belong and a place to believe, church is the lifeblood of followers of Jesus who seek to be more like Jesus.
In James 1:22, the author gave his readers a thesis that is repeated throughout the epistle and appears in one way or another throughout Scripture: “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”