Dan Edelan is doing a series on community within the church right now that I'm really enjoying so far. Here is one comment that really stood out to me:
"If there's no real community at your church, then the Holy Spirit's not there. Pure and simple. If your church is a tenuous affiliation of individuals, then I don't care how powerful you may think the preaching, teaching, and worship are, your church is stone cold dead. We've got to stop lying to ourselves. The proof of the Holy Spirit's absence is right there in the lack of community within our churches."