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1 The church of Christ A Mark That Matters The phrase, Marks That Matter, is from a tract of the same name by Jim Cope Marks That Matter

2 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.” KJV Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter

3 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21

4 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11

5 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6

6 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2

7 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 Jerusalem AD 29 Acts 2 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2

8 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 Jerusalem AD 29 Acts 2 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 More Marks that Matter Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2

9 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 Jerusalem AD 29 Acts 2 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 More Marks that Matter Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority

10 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 Jerusalem AD 29 Acts 2 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 More Marks that Matter Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority The church: Eph.1:22

11 The church Eph 1:22-23 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

12 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 Jerusalem AD 29 Acts 2 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 More Marks that Matter Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4

13 The Body Eph 4:3-6 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

14 The church of Christ “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 Marks That Matter “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 Jerusalem AD 29 Acts 2 “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 More Marks that Matter Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17

15 The Family Rom 8:12-17 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father.“ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together

16 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter

17 The Kingdom Col 1:12-14 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

18 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter

19 The House Heb 3:5-6 5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, 6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.

20 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter

21 The Bride of Christ II Cor 11:2 2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

22 The Bride of Christ Rev 22:17 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

23 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter Hear: Rom. 10: 14-15

24 Hear the Word of God Rom 10: How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

25 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter Hear: Rom. 10: Believe: John 3:16; Heb. 11:6

26 Believe in Jesus the Christ John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Heb 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

27 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter Hear: Rom. 10: Believe: John 3:16; Heb. 11:6 Confess: Rom. 10:10; Mt. 10:32

28 Confess Jesus Christ as Lord Rom 10:10 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Matt 10: “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

29 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter Hear: Rom. 10: Believe: John 3:16; Heb. 11:6 Confess: Rom. 10:10; Mt. 10:32 Repent: Acts 17:30; II Pet 3:9

30 Repent of Your Sins Acts 17: Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” 2 Peter 3:9 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

31 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 Be Baptized: Acts 2:38; Mk.16:16 Repent: Acts 17:30; II Pet 3:9 Confess: Rom. 10:10; Mt. 10:32 Believe: Jno. 3:16; Heb. 11:6 Hear: Rom. 10: “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter

32 Be Baptized Acts 2:38 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Mark 16:16 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned..

33 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 Be Baptized: Acts 2:38; Mk.16:16 Repent: Acts 17:30; II Pet 3:9 Confess: Rom. 10:10; Mt. 10:32 Believe: Jno. 3:16; Heb. 11:6 Hear: Rom. 10: “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 I Tim.3:15 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter

34 I Tim 3:15 1 Tim 3:15 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

35 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 Be Baptized: Acts 2:38; Mk.16:16 Repent: Acts 17:30; II Pet 3:9 Confess: Rom. 10:10; Mt. 10:32 Believe: Jno. 3:16; Heb. 11:6 Hear: Rom. 10: “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 I Tim.3:15 Eph 2:19-22 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter

36 God’s Household Eph 2: Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

37 The church of Christ “I am the door.” “Knock and it shall be opened.” Jno.10: 9; Mt. 7: 7 Be Baptized: Acts 2:38; Mk.16:16 Repent: Acts 17:30; II Pet 3:9 Confess: Rom. 10:10; Mt. 10:32 Believe: Jno. 3:16; Heb. 11:6 Hear: Rom. 10: “No other foundation can any man lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:11 “You are the Christ!” “Upon this rock I will build my church.” “A chosen, precious cornerstone.” Mt.16:18; I Pet. 2:6 “The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.”Acts 2:47 “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Jno. 15:5 “That they may all be one.” Jno. 17:21 I Tim.3:15 Eph 2:19-22 The church: Eph.1:22 The body: Eph.4:4 The family:Rom.8:12-17 The kingdom: Col. 2:12 The house: Heb. 3:1-6 The bride: II Cor. 11:2 Rev. 22:17 N.T. Organization N.T. Worship N.T. Work N.T. Authority Jerusalem AD 33 Acts 2 More Marks that Matter Marks That Matter


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