The Church

The Church

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the Head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the first born from the dead, that in all things He man have the preeminence. Col. 1.17-18

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 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. Eph. 5.25-27

  1. The name
  1. Church Ecclesia or “called out” I Peter 2.9
  1. The one and only I Cor. 1.2
  2. The Church at ____________.
  1. The Bride of Christ Rev. 21.2
  2. The Church of God Ro. Acts 20.28
  3. The Church of Christ Ro. 16.16
  4. Christians Acts 11.26
  1. The Foundation Matt. 16.15-18                 
  1. Build by God Himself Ps. 127.1
  2. Jesus is the cornerstone I Peter 2.6-7
  3. We are continued living stones in a spiritual building I Peter 2.5
  1. The things the Church must do:
  1. Worship God Acts 2.42
  2. Evangelize Matt. 28.18-20
  3. Unify Jn. 17.20-21
  4. Meet needs Acts 6.1-7
  5. Grow Acts 2.42, 4.4, 5.12-14
  1. The Leadership

A. Formal leaders

1.  Elders I Peter 5.1-5

2. Deacons I Peter 3

3. Evangelist II Tim.4.5

4. Trustees

B. Informal Leaders

     1. Worship Leader, song leader

                2. Teachers

                3. Servant Leaders

               4. Witnesses