What the Bible Says About Christ’s Church !

What the Bible Says About Christ’s Church !

The Bible Says Christ’s church is known as-

The temple of God 1 Cor. 3:16

The bride of Christ Eph. 5:22-32

The body of Christ Col. 1:18; Col.1:24; Eph. 1:22-23

The kingdom of God’s Son Col. 1:13

The house of God 1 Tim. 3:15

The church of God 1 Cor.1:2

The church of the Firstborn Heb. 12:23

The church of the Lord Acts 20:28

The churches of Christ Rom. 16:16

The Bible says that the church is-

Built by Jesus Christ Matt. 16:13-18

Purchased by the blood of Christ Acts 20:28

Built on Jesus Christ as the only foundation 1 Cor. 3:11

Not built on Peter, Paul, Or any other man 1 Cor. 1:12-13

Composed of the saved, who are added to it by the Lord

who saves them Acts 2:47

The Bible says that members of Christ’s church are described as-

Members of Christ 1 Cor. 12:27; 1 Cor.6:15; Rom. 12:4-5

Disciples of Christ Acts 6:1; Acts 6:7; Acts 11:26

Believers Acts 5:14; 2 Cor. 6:15

Saints Acts 9:13; Rom. 1:7; Phil. 1:1

Priests 1 Pet.2:5; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6

Children of God Gal. 3:26-27; 1 John 3:1-2

The Bible says that members of Christ’s Church wear the name-

Christian Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16

The Bible says that the local church has-

Elders (also called bishops and pastors) who oversee

and tend the flock 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 4:16

Deacons, who serve the church 1 Tim. 3:8-13; Phil. 1:1

Evangelists (preachers, ministers), who teach and proclaim

the word of God Eph. 4:11; 1 Tim. 4:13-16; 2 Tim. 4:1-5

Members, who love the Lord and each other Phil. 2:1-5

Autonomy, and is bound to other local churches only by the

common faith shared Jude 3; Gal. 5:1

The Bible says that the Lord Jesus Christ-

Loved the church Eph. 5:25

Shed his blood for the church Acts 20:28

Established the church Matt. 16:18

Added saved people to the church Acts 2:47

Is the head of the church Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 5:23

Will save the church Acts 2:47; Eph. 5:23

The Bible says that man did not-

Purpose the church Eph. 3:10-11

Purchase the church Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:25

Name its members Isa. 56:5; Isa. 62:2; Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16

Add people to the church Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 12:18

Give the church its doctrine Gal. 1:8-11; 2 John 9-11

The Bible that, to be added to the church by Christ, you must-

Believe in Jesus Christ Heb. 11:6; John 8:24; Acts 16:31

Repent of your sins Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30

Confess faith in Jesus Matt. 10:32; Acts 6:37; Rom. 10:9-10

Be baptized Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:48 Acts 22:16

The Bible says that baptism requires-

Much water John 3:23; Acts 10:47

Going down into the water Acts 8:36-38

A burial in water Rom. 6:3-4; Col. 2:12

A resurrection Acts 8:39; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12

A birth John 3:3-5; Rom. 3:3-6

A washing Acts 22:16; Heb. 10:22

The Bible says that by baptism-

You are saved from sins Mark 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21

You have remission of sins Acts 2:38

Sins are washed away by the blood of Christ

Acts 22:16; Heb. 9:22; Heb. 10:22; 1 Pet. 3:21

You enter into the church 1 Cor. 12:13; Acts 2:41; Acts 2:47

You enter into Christ Gal. 3:26-27; Rom. 6:3-4

You put on Christ and become a child of God Gal. 3:26-27

You walk in newness of life Rom. 6:3-6

You are born again, a new creature Rom. 6:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:17

You obey Christ Mark 16:15-16; Acts 10:48; 2 Thes. 1:7-9

The Bible says that the faithful church will-

Worship in spirit and truth Acts 20:7; Heb. 10:25

Meet on the first day of the week Acts 20:7 Heb. 10:25

Pray James 5:16; Acts 2:42; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; Thess. 1:7-9

Sing, making melody with the heart Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16

Eat the Lord’s Supper on the first day of each week

Acts Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7; Matt. 26:26-30; 1 Cor. 11:20-32

Give, liberally and cheerfully 1 Cor. 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 8:1-5; 2 Cor. 9:6-8

The Bible says that, just as in New Testament times, today there is-

One family of God Eph. 3:15; 1 Tim. 3:15

One kingdom of Christ Matt. 16:18-19; Col. 1:13-14

One body of Christ Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:4

One bride of Christ Rom. 7:1-7; Eph. 5:22-32

One Church of Christ Matt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:4-6

The Bible says that the same church today

Is guided by the same word 1 Pet. 1:22-25; 2 Tim. 3:16-17

Contends for the one faith Jude 3; Eph. 4:5

Pleads for unity of all believers John 17:20-21; Eph. 4:4-6

Is not a denomination 1 Cor. 1:10-13; Eph. 4:1-6

Is faithful to Christ Luke 6:46; Rev. 2:10; Mark 8:36

Wears the name of Christ Rom. 16:16; Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16

The Bible says that you can be a member of this church-

By doing what people did 1900 years ago Acts 2:36-47

Without being in any denomination Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 1:10-13

The Bible says that a child of God-

Can be lost 1 Cor. 9:27; 1 Cor. 10:12; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 3:12-19

But is given a law of pardon Acts 8:22; James 5:16

Is constantly cleansed by the blood of Christ

as he walks in the light of God 1 Pet. 2:9-10; 1 John 1:5-10

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