What does it mean to be the church? Today we consider this question as we read and discuss four passages of scripture: Mark 12.38-13.2, Ephesians 2.19-22, 1 Peter 2.4-5, 9-10, and 1 Peter 4.8-11. What we find is a truth as demanding as it is encouraging: You matter. You have power and influence, you can create and destroy, you can impact through your presence and through your absence.