In our final session Phil Jones of Gloucester took us to 1 Peter 2. He spoke first (a la Grudem) of our ministry of worship to God, ministry to each other and ministry to those who are outside the church. His main points were under the two headings - God's presence and God's pronouncement.
1. God's presence
To excite and enthuse us as we go back to our local churches Phil reminded us that they are places where God promises to manifest his special presence
2. God's pronouncement
Because we are united to Jesus Christ we are precious in God's sight. Christ not only laid down his life for the church but he is commited to the church in love to the very end. In return we also ought to be committed to the church and passionate about it.
There is no better, safer, happoier place to be than to be fully a part of the church of Jesus Christ.