There are practical ingredients of the local Church. We aren't a perfect people and all of us are just forgiven sinners. Time to time we may disappoint. But as we are just ordinary individuals, we are part of something extraordinary , the miracle of the Church.
It's so exciting when we have new members join the church and a blessing seeing the Church grow. Individuals are the church as well as part of the church. After being saved, one of the most important decisions in our spiritual life is joining the Church. When joining the Church, we become a body of believers founded by the Lord Himself.
First, the Church are a common people. Also a gifted people. When God gives us a gift, it is always sovereign. Do you know your gifts and are you using them? Thirdly we are a focused people that are not consumed with resources or moved by personalities. Finally, we are a united people. United in life and living our lives in Christ. The Church, we are the body of Christ.
"And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith." Acts 6:7