What does the Church mean to you?

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What does the Church mean to you? When you hear "the Church," what do you think of? Maybe, it is that place where you are forced to go every weekend, something to do with Jesus and God, but you aren't quite sure, or, do you think of Jesus dying for you? Well, whatever you think of, I am going to explain to you what, from the Bible passages that I have read, what I think God was trying to explain to us.

God tries to explain what the Church should mean to us in the Bible passages through the apostles and people he has sent down to proclaim His word. During the Last Supper, Jesus took the bread, broke it and said, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me." Since then, the meaning of the Church has been the "body of Christ." If Jesus would not have done this for us, our Church would not be where it is today, it may not have even existed.

Each and every one of us, whether it is strong or weak, has some type of relationship with the body of Christ. This is because each one of us has some type of relationship with God. What is very important is to make that relationship stronger. God created each and every one of us in his image. God has a plan for each and every one of us. No matter what, God is always there for us until the end of time, so we do not want to disappoint him. Some ways in which we can strengthen our relationship with God are to go to Church every Sunday, "talk" with him more often. I know myself, that it isn't always easy to...