Jesus didn’t launch the church for people with a common interest, but for people with a common problem. The problem? People did not know where they stood with God, they did not know how God felt about them. This is still the problem today.
Jesus came with a very personal message…to invite us to call God our heavenly Father and to answer the question “Where do I stand with God?” This is the common problem. And, the answer, his goal, is for us to have a personal relationship with God.