As you get to know me, you will see that I am a sucker for quotes. This one could be the essence of Christianity.
In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action — you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things… You are not called to get to heaven, to do good, or to be good — you are called to belong to Jesus Christ. The doing good, the being good, and the getting to heaven, are the by-products of that belonging. The center of conversion is the belonging of a person to a Person. by E. Stanley Jones.
We do all our church-stuff backwards. We believe when we have the correct way of doing church, we belong to Jesus. That somehow He will be impressed by us. We do good things in order to get close to Him. Which is stupid. Every God-breathed thing flows from Jesus. We only need Him.