The gospel is what brings people to the church. The gospel is what unites us to Christ.
It is through faith that we are indwells with the power of the Spirit of God by which we can live out our faith.
The church succeeds if the gospel succeeds.
The church fails if the gospel fails.
We must always remember the one thing which makes all the difference. The one thing by which all other things find perspective. The cross.
How we relate to the cross makes all the difference.