God uses the local church to sanctify us. Have you ever thought of church in that way? We usually think of church as the means to finding community, hanging out on a Sunday morning or afternoon, or maybe even a time to just sit and rest. All of those things are good and true, but sometimes we miss one of the main reasons for the existence of the church. God uses the church, His bride, to continually sanctify us through the preaching of the Word, the hearing of the Gospel, and fellowship of the saints.