“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is heaven” (Matthew 10:32).
Faith is personal in that every individual must make the determination of whether or not they are going to live life in commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is a decision that others cannot make for you. Even so, while it is a personal decision it can cannot be lived out in isolation. According to scripture, faith is to be lived out in the context of community and never apart from the ecclesia—the church. A personal faith places us immediately into the context of family. True faith is never realized by a stay-at-home religion.