Acts 2Do the above described individuals sound like Christians or disciples? Jesus promoted a ministry of love in which all were welcome and all were cared for. When you sit in a church and feel invisible, it's just wrong. That body should be like a home away from home, where you feel comfortable with it's people inside and out.
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Some people may think that it's weird that my church gets together and eats all the time, but it promotes togetherness and gives us time to fellowship (bond).
The Lord said this to me, "The family of God should feel like a family and they should act like one too."
Imagine, a family that treats you like you deserve to be treated, not mock you, make fun of you, kick you out of their house onto the street. Beat or rape you, etc. The family of God is a community with values and morals based on the Lord's values and morals.
With that said, I love my family of God.