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1 Descriptions of the Church of Christ

2 THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE CHURCH OF CHRIST Not using the word “church” like most do (1 Peter 4:11) Not using the word “church” like most do (1 Peter 4:11) Not advocating or offering a choice of denominations Not advocating or offering a choice of denominations 2

3 Matt. 16:18; Acts 20:28; Eph. 3:10-11; 5:25, 23; 1 Tim. 3:15 “One church is as good as another” “Join the church of your choice” “The church you’re a member of isn’t important” “You can be saved without being a member of a church” “The church is full of hypocrites” “One church is as good as another” “Join the church of your choice” “The church you’re a member of isn’t important” “You can be saved without being a member of a church” “The church is full of hypocrites” Common statements… 3 AnsweredAnswered AnsweredAnswered

4 What is the Church? ekklesia “the called out ones” An Assembly -Riot, Acts 19:32, 41 -Gov’t body, Acts 19:39 -Israel, Acts 7:38 An Assembly -Riot, Acts 19:32, 41 -Gov’t body, Acts 19:39 -Israel, Acts 7:38 Church of Christ Matt. 16:18 Those “called out” of sin, into salvation The Redeemed Church of Christ Matt. 16:18 Those “called out” of sin, into salvation The Redeemed 4

5 Matt. 16:18; Acts 20:28 The body of Christ – Colossians 1:18 The house of God – 1 Timothy 3:15 The temple of God – 2 Cor. 6:16 The kingdom of God – Heb. 12:28 The bride of Christ – Eph. 5:31-32 The body of Christ – Colossians 1:18 The house of God – 1 Timothy 3:15 The temple of God – 2 Cor. 6:16 The kingdom of God – Heb. 12:28 The bride of Christ – Eph. 5:31-32 THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS… 5

6 Matt. 16:18; Acts 20:28 Called by God, Acts 2:39; Jno. 6: Out of darkness – 1 Pet. 2:9 -Into His own kingdom – 1 Ths. 2:12 -Into fellowship with Christ – 1 Cor. 1:9 Called by the Gospel, 2 Ths. 2:13-14 Called by God, Acts 2:39; Jno. 6: Out of darkness – 1 Pet. 2:9 -Into His own kingdom – 1 Ths. 2:12 -Into fellowship with Christ – 1 Cor. 1:9 Called by the Gospel, 2 Ths. 2:13-14 The Church: “Called out ones” 6

7 People who are… PURCHASED – Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18-19 SAVED – Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23; Acts 2:47 POSSESSED – Matt. 16:18; 1 Pet. 2:9-10 SEPARATED – Col. 1:13; 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; 1 Cor. 1:2 SUBMISSIVE – Eph. 5:24; 1:22-23; Col. 3:17; Matt. 28:18 PURCHASED – Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18-19 SAVED – Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23; Acts 2:47 POSSESSED – Matt. 16:18; 1 Pet. 2:9-10 SEPARATED – Col. 1:13; 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; 1 Cor. 1:2 SUBMISSIVE – Eph. 5:24; 1:22-23; Col. 3:17; Matt. 28:18 Descriptions of the ChurchChurch ChurchChurch 7

8 Entrance into the church of Christ Purchased Saved Possessed Separated Submissive CHURCHCHURCH ADDEDADDED Romans 6:3 1 Peter 3:21 1Co.12:13 Gal. 3:27 Acts 22:16 Mark 16:16 Acts 2:41 Acts 2:

9 Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 9


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