“Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.” I Cor. 14:12
God gave each of us spiritual gifts. It is when I gather with the fellowship of believers, provided that the pastor doesn’t forbid it, that I can use my gifts to bless the brethren. For those that are independent of the church, they might just as well hide their gift in the earth or store it in a napkin so they can give it back to the Lord later. YIKES!