We aught to do even more at walking out true, biblical local church life. There is such a great and dire need. Small groups is a way to model biblically healthy local church life.
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!”
Sailing from there, we arrived the following day opposite Chios; and the next day we crossed over to Samos; and the day following we came to Miletus. For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in Asia;…
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,