God’s Concept of the Church


Last night – Wednesday – in our Bible class time, I shared a lesson that I have marked in all my Bibles, even in Olive Tree on my iPad.  This lesson is “God’s Concept of the Church.”  It is a good lesson for a personal Bible Study or a one on one study.  I wanted to share it with you.  So I have it in three forms:

  1. An Outline
  2. A YouTube Video with a musical score
  3. A Haiku Deck presentation

Enjoy!

God’s Concept of the Church

God Has a Select People of His Own

  • 1 Peter 2:9
  • The Bible calls the people:

◦        His Kingdom – Matt 16:18

◦        His Flock – Acts 20:28

◦        His Body – Eph 1:22-23

◦        His Church – Eph 1:22-23

◦        If Body = Church Then Body of Christ = Church of Christ

◦        His Bride – Eph 5:32

◦        His Household – 1 Tim 3:15

These terms are singular

  • The Church is singular – Eph 5:23
  • The Church is not just a group of Good people – Matt 7:21-23

◦        Can be good / religious and not saved – Rom 10:1

◦        Can be very religious and very wrong – Acts 17:22, 30

◦        Not about keeping the Old Law but about following Christ – Gal 5:4

God says how one can belong to this group – 1 Pet 2:10

  • Faith – Jn 8:24
  • Repentance – Acts 3:19
  • Confession – Rom 10:9-10
  • Calling on the name of the Lord  – Acts 22:16;  1 Pet 3:20-21

The Way God planned from the beginning of Christ’s Church – Acts 2:14-39.

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/NNTK8D8UR9/gods-church-concept

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