When we meet Christ, we are saved into the church.
The Bible speaks of our being members of one another (Romans 12:4-5).
We are joined together in Christ (Ephesians 4:15-16).
We eat from one loaf and drink from one cup (Ephesians 4:4-5).
We are to carry one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2).
We might even find ourselves selling our property in order to meet another's needs (Acts 4:32ff.).
We are to be a forgiving community (Colossians 3:13) that is deeply in love with one another (John 13:34).
The church is a precious gift to God's people.
Christ died to bring the church into being (Ephesians 5:25)!
The church is the mantelpiece of God, the display of God's splendor before the angels (Ephesians 3:10)!
So let us take care that we cherish the organism that Christ suffered to create—and may God bless his church!