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1 What is the church? Five Lessons on the Lords Church

2 What is the church? Origin of the Church Eph. 3:11-12 God, eternal purpose Mi. 4:1-3 Old Testament prophesy Dan. 2:31-45 during Roman reign Acts 2 established on Pentecost Acts 1:6 after Jesus ascension Acts 1:6-8 power, Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-4 Pentecost

3 What is the church? The Called Out Body Matt. 16:18 Christs church 2 Th. 2:14 called through gospel 1 Cor. 12:12, 14, 27 Christians Matt. 16:18 universally Matt. 18:17 locally Some Names Identifying The Church My (Christs) church (Matt. 16:18) church of the Lord, God (Acts 20:28; 1 Cor. 1:2) church of Christ (Rom. 16:16) the body, the church (Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22-23) household (house) of God (Eph. 2:19; 1 Tim. 3:15) church of the firstborn (Heb. 12:23) Gods field, Gods building (1 Cor. 3:9) the flock (1 Pet. 5:3; Acts 20:28)

4 What is the church? Membership Acts 2 Lord adds when obey gospel vs. 38 baptized, gift of Holy Spirit vs. 40 saved vs. 41 baptized, added vs. 47 added by Lord to number (saints, church) 1 Cor. 12:13; Jn. 3:3, 5 baptized into the body (church) Eph. 1:22-23 body is the church

5 What is the church? The Church Is.... Kingdom of God Jn. 3:3; Acts 8:12; Acts 14:22

6 What is the church? The Church Is.... Kingdom of God Kingdom of Christ Col. 1:13-14 Col. 2:12-13 baptized, enter kingdom

7 What is the church? The Church Is.... Kingdom of God Kingdom of Christ Body of Christ Col. 1:16-18; Eph. 1:22-23 Eph. 5:24 church subject, everything Eph. 5:23 Jesus Savior, body

8 What is the church? The Church Is.... Kingdom of God Kingdom of Christ Body of Christ Household of God 1 Tim. 3:14-15 Heb. 3:6 Jesus is over the house Heb. 2:11-12 Jesus is our brother 1 Pet. 4:17 Christians judged first

9 What is the church? The Church Is.... Kingdom of God Kingdom of Christ Body of Christ Household of God Temple of God 2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2: Cor. 3:16-17; 1 Cor. 6:15-20 body

10 What is the church? The Church Is.... Kingdom of God Kingdom of Christ Body of Christ Household of God Temple of God Bride of Christ 2 Cor. 11:2 Rom. 6:3-5; Rom. 7:4 joined Rev. 21:1-3 eternity

11 What is the church? The Church Is Not.... Physical Building Acts 17:24

12 What is the church? The Church Is Not.... Physical Building Social Club Rom. 14:17 1 Cor. 11:22 eat in houses Acts 2:46 not work of church 1 Pet. 4:8-9 hospitality work of individual

13 What is the church? The Church Is Not.... Physical Building Social Club Denomination 1 Cor. 1:10-13 Denomination: the act of naming or designating a person or thing (Dictionary.com) A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy (American Heritage Dictionary) a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith (WorldNet)

14 What is the church? The Church Is Not.... Physical Building Social Club Denomination 1 Cor. 1: Cor. 3:1-4 fleshly, carnal Col. 2:20-23 not submit to human decrees

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16 What is the church? The Church Is Kingdom of God Kingdom of Christ Body of Christ Household of God Temple of God Bride of Christ The Church Is Not Physical Building Social Club Denomination

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