The Church the Biblical Writers Envisioned Adapted from a sermon by Frank Higginbotham “ The Church the Prophets Saw”
Things I am Taking for Granted: <ul><li>The church was planned for eternity.  ( Ephesians 3:10-11) </li></ul><ul><li>It wa...
They Saw a Church at Peace <ul><li>The nature of the kingdom is one of peace .  (Isaiah 2:4) </li></ul><ul><li>Christians ...
They Saw a Church of Purity <ul><li>Isaiah writes of the “Highway of Holiness.”  (Isaiah 35:8,9) </li></ul><ul><li>The chu...
They Saw a Church of Strength <ul><li>Some wonder if the church will be able to endure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ internal t...
They Saw a Church for all People <ul><li>“ All nations will flow to it.”  (Isaiah 2:2) </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel includ...
What did the Bible Writers See? <ul><li>They saw a church at  PEACE </li></ul><ul><li>They saw a church of  PURITY </li></...
Are you part of the church the Bible writers saw?
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The Church The Biblical Writers Envisioned

  1. 1. The Church the Biblical Writers Envisioned Adapted from a sermon by Frank Higginbotham “ The Church the Prophets Saw”
  2. 2. Things I am Taking for Granted: <ul><li>The church was planned for eternity. ( Ephesians 3:10-11) </li></ul><ul><li>It was established at Pentecost. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4-47) </li></ul><ul><li>The prophets desired to know what they were predicting. (1 Peter 1:10-12) </li></ul>
  3. 3. They Saw a Church at Peace <ul><li>The nature of the kingdom is one of peace . (Isaiah 2:4) </li></ul><ul><li>Christians have a peace the world cannot comprehend. (Philippians 4:6-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul started writing letters with words and greetings of peace. (1 Corinthians 1:3) </li></ul><ul><li>Love prevails out of peace. (Hebrews 13:1; John 13:35) </li></ul>
  4. 4. They Saw a Church of Purity <ul><li>Isaiah writes of the “Highway of Holiness.” (Isaiah 35:8,9) </li></ul><ul><li>The church is pure in doctrine. (Galatians 1:6-9) </li></ul><ul><li>The church is pure in worship. (John 4:24) </li></ul><ul><li>The church is pure in conduct. (Titus 2:1-12) </li></ul>
  5. 5. They Saw a Church of Strength <ul><li>Some wonder if the church will be able to endure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ internal troubles” (Acts 6; Philippians 4:2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ doctrinal problems” (2 Timothy 4:1-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The church will rise above the mountians. (Isaiah 2:2,3) </li></ul><ul><li>The church will never be destroyed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel 2:44 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hebrews 12:28 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. They Saw a Church for all People <ul><li>“ All nations will flow to it.” (Isaiah 2:2) </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel includes both Jew and Gentile . (Romans 1:16; Acts 10:35) </li></ul><ul><li>Reconciliation takes place in one body for all. (Ephesians 2:14-26) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What did the Bible Writers See? <ul><li>They saw a church at PEACE </li></ul><ul><li>They saw a church of PURITY </li></ul><ul><li>They saw a church of STRENGTH </li></ul><ul><li>They saw a church for ALL PEOPLE </li></ul>
  8. 8. Are you part of the church the Bible writers saw?
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