What a blessing it is to be a part of the body of Christ. God has wonderfully designed us to be social creatures. We are not meant to live in isolation. And a large part of that design is being with and around other believers. It is in that space that we grow and learn and serve and worship and fellowship and be who God has designed us to be.
In chapter 18 of the book of Acts, we see this idea play out in a wonderful way. Apollos comes to Ephesus to teach and preach the gospel, and he is good at it. We are told he is both eloquent and competent. But as we all do, he needs to grow. And he wants to grow, he is fervent in spirit. So in the body of the church Priscilla and Aquila teach him and help him. And then the church encourages him and continues to send him out to teach and preach.
How hard are you working to be a part of the body of Christ? How often are you making it to gatherings to be refreshed in your soul? How much do you enjoy being around the people of God? These are questions we should ask ourselves if we seek to grow in our faith and in our relationship to the church.