1 john 2:27: "As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him."I do not think this is suggesting we don't need church (where we are taught) - but I do think in means that we have an annoiting of the Holy Spirit, and that we know the truth. Sometimes, as lay people, we don't study, pray, think about scriptural things all that much. So it is good to go to church and be encouraged, enter into discussions, etc. But when we hear things, we can mediate upon them and know the truth of them, based on whether or not the Holy Spirit that is in us agrees with them.
Anyway - that's my thougth this morning. :)