- There are those who consider themselves religious or spiritual and yet reject participation in a church or even the need for such an institution. Religious practice is for them purely personal. Yet the Church is the creation of Him in whom our spirituality is centered—Jesus Christ. It's worth pausing to consider why He chooses to use a church, His Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to carry out His and His Father’s work
SUSTAIN ONE ANOTHER
- A major reason the Lord has a church is to create a community of Saints that will sustain one another. As the body of Christ, the members of the Church minister to one another in the reality of day-to-day life.
ACHIEVE NEEDFUL THINGS
- There's a second major reason the Savior works through a church, His Church, and that is to achieve needful things that cannot be accomplished by individuals or smaller groups. We speak not just of immortality but also of eternal life, and for that the gospel path and gospel covenants are essential. And the Savior needs a church to make them available.
KINGDOM OF GOD
- The final reason I'll mention for the Lord to have established His Church is the most unique—the Church is, after all, the kingdom of God on the earth. Its destiny is to establish Zion in preparation for the return and millennial rule of Jesus Christ.
Elder Christofferson details out why Christ has a church. We know that the church is established for the perfecting of the saints. We need others to help lift us and support us along our life's journey. How grateful I am to have the support of my ward, stake, and priesthood brotherhood to lift me and provide friendship.