January 4, 2024 – 1/4/20241-Unity4-Creation and Things Made John 1:4-5 (NKJV) –4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.   5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.Today, numerous topics could be considered “significant matters within the Church” from a Christian perspective.These include issues related to sexuality (before marriage, cohabitation, divorce, adultery, and same-sex relationships), discussions about politics, the role of women in the church, the practice of tongues and charismatic gifts, handling finances, addressing racism, and more.Today, I want to go in a different direction and discuss the church. Do you need to go to church? So, to jump right in, let me throw out aquestion to get into our subject.Does going to church make you a Christian? Going to church does not make you a Christian. Following JESUS does. Claiming God or attending a Bible study doesn’t make you a Christian. Following Jesus does. Believing in God doesn’t make you a Christian, following Jesus does. Reading your Bible or praying doesn’t make you a Christian. Following Jesus does. Tithing or giving offerings doesn’t make you a Christian. Following Jesus does.Declaration: I will be the light of the world in a dark place and work the deeds of righteousness written in the Bible. That which is pleasing to my God and my Savior who sacrificed for me and died on the cross.