“I Will Build My Church”
church


“on this rock I will
build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
First time


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
ekklesia


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
ekklesia


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
Before this...


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
“Repent, for the kingdom
  of heaven is at hand”
      Matthew 4.17, CB NT p. 6




  Jesus preaching
“Follow me, and I will
make you fishers of men.”
      Matthew 4.19, CB NT p. 6




  Jesus preaching
“And Jesus went throughout all
the cities and villages, teaching
    in their synagogues and
 proclaiming the gospel of th...
“When he saw the crowds, he
 had compassion for them”
        Matthew 9.36, CB NT p. 17




   Jesus proclaiming
Why use “ekklesia” now?


 “on this rock I will
  build my church”
     Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
What about ‘synagogue’?

    “often denotes ... any
gathering or bringing together
    of persons or things”
             ...
What about ‘synagogue’?

   “the places set apart for
 purposes of worship and the
 reading and expounding of
      the Wo...
What about ‘synagogue’?

“synagogue ... always signifies
   an assembly joined and
 gathered together, although
bound by no...
What about ‘synagogue’?
 “but ekklesia ... designates some
multitude which makes up a people
   joined together by laws an...
Hebrew          Greek

“ekklesia” in the Septuagint
“Gather the people to me, that I
  may let them hear my words”
         Deuteronomy 4.10; CB OT p. 276




“ekklesia” in t...
“on them were all the words that
Jehovah had spoken with you on
 the mountain out of the midst of
    the fire on the day o...
Common usage “ekklesia”
“for the assembly was in
         confusion”
            Acts 19.32; CB NT p. 245




Common usage “ekklesia”
“it shall be settled in the regular
            assembly”
               Acts 19.39; CB NT p. 245




Common usage “ekkles...
“he dismissed the assembly”
            Acts 19.41; CB NT p. 245




Common usage “ekklesia”
What is “ekklesia”?

“church”

    is a noun.
What is “ekklesia”?

“church”

is a collective noun.
Herd
Flock
School
What is “ekklesia”?

“church”

is a collective noun.
What is “ekklesia”?

 “church”

is a group of people.
What did Jesus mean?


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
A group of people...


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
not an institution.


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
“It doesn’t sound religious.”


   “on this rock I will
    build my church”
       Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
What did Jesus build?


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
What did Jesus build?
“built on the foundation
of the apostles and
prophets”
Ephesians 2.20-21,
CB NT p. 338
What did Jesus build?
“Christ Jesus himself being
the cornerstone”
Ephesians 2.20-21,
CB NT p. 338
What did Jesus build?
“in whom the whole
structure, being
joined together”
Ephesians 2.20-21,
CB NT p. 338
What did Jesus build?
“grows into a holy
temple in the Lord.”
Ephesians 2.20-21,
CB NT p. 338
What did Jesus build?
“you yourselves like
living stones are
being built up as
a spiritual house.”
1 Peter 2.5,
CB NT p. 4...
What did Jesus build?


“on this rock I will
 build my church”
    Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
“Those who were not my people
    I will call ‘my people’”
       Romans 9.25-26, CB NT p. 277




        My People
“I will be their God, and they
     shall be my people.”
      2 Corinthians 6.16, CB NT p. 318




        My People
“I will be their God and they
    shall be my people.”
        Hebrews 8.10, CB NT p. 389




       My People
Will today be the
day you become
 one of God’s
     people?
Lesson slideshows (with notes)
 and audio can be found at:
www.churchofchristmiranda.com
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)
Rock, Moon...
Compiled and Presented by:
Fellowship with Man: Church                                                      Dave Stewart
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  1. 1. “I Will Build My Church”
  2. 2. church “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  3. 3. First time “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  4. 4. ekklesia “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  5. 5. ekklesia “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  6. 6. Before this... “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  7. 7. “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 4.17, CB NT p. 6 Jesus preaching
  8. 8. “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4.19, CB NT p. 6 Jesus preaching
  9. 9. “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom” Matthew 9.35, CB NT p. 17 Jesus proclaiming
  10. 10. “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them” Matthew 9.36, CB NT p. 17 Jesus proclaiming
  11. 11. Why use “ekklesia” now? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  12. 12. What about ‘synagogue’? “often denotes ... any gathering or bringing together of persons or things” R. C. Trench
  13. 13. What about ‘synagogue’? “the places set apart for purposes of worship and the reading and expounding of the Word of God” R. C. Trench
  14. 14. What about ‘synagogue’? “synagogue ... always signifies an assembly joined and gathered together, although bound by no strong bond; ...” R. C. Trench
  15. 15. What about ‘synagogue’? “but ekklesia ... designates some multitude which makes up a people joined together by laws and bonds, although frequently they happen not to be assembled or are not able to be assembled.” R. C. Trench
  16. 16. Hebrew Greek “ekklesia” in the Septuagint
  17. 17. “Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words” Deuteronomy 4.10; CB OT p. 276 “ekklesia” in the Septuagint
  18. 18. “on them were all the words that Jehovah had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly” Deuteronomy 9.10; CB OT p. 285 “ekklesia” in the Septuagint
  19. 19. Common usage “ekklesia”
  20. 20. “for the assembly was in confusion” Acts 19.32; CB NT p. 245 Common usage “ekklesia”
  21. 21. “it shall be settled in the regular assembly” Acts 19.39; CB NT p. 245 Common usage “ekklesia”
  22. 22. “he dismissed the assembly” Acts 19.41; CB NT p. 245 Common usage “ekklesia”
  23. 23. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a noun.
  24. 24. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a collective noun.
  25. 25. Herd
  26. 26. Flock
  27. 27. School
  28. 28. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a collective noun.
  29. 29. What is “ekklesia”? “church” is a group of people.
  30. 30. What did Jesus mean? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  31. 31. A group of people... “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  32. 32. not an institution. “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  33. 33. “It doesn’t sound religious.” “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  34. 34. What did Jesus build? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  35. 35. What did Jesus build? “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  36. 36. What did Jesus build? “Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  37. 37. What did Jesus build? “in whom the whole structure, being joined together” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  38. 38. What did Jesus build? “grows into a holy temple in the Lord.” Ephesians 2.20-21, CB NT p. 338
  39. 39. What did Jesus build? “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house.” 1 Peter 2.5, CB NT p. 409
  40. 40. What did Jesus build? “on this rock I will build my church” Matthew 16.18, CB NT p. 32
  41. 41. “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people’” Romans 9.25-26, CB NT p. 277 My People
  42. 42. “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6.16, CB NT p. 318 My People
  43. 43. “I will be their God and they shall be my people.” Hebrews 8.10, CB NT p. 389 My People
  44. 44. Will today be the day you become one of God’s people?
  45. 45. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at: www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  46. 46. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.) Rock, Moon, Water: http://www.flickr.com/photos/squarewithin/1362962564/sizes/ o/in/photostream/ Herd: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sheep_and_herder_India.jpg Flock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chen_caerulescens_32956.JPG School: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lutjanus_kasmira_school.jpg Bricks: iStock_000006888008 Hebrew Scroll: iStock_000003992721 Septuagint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Codex_vaticanus.jpg
  47. 47. Compiled and Presented by: Fellowship with Man: Church Dave Stewart 26 September, 2010 #05 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Ekklesia Matthew 16.18 Synopsis: Jesus first mentions the church in Matthew 16.18. What is the church? It is God’s people. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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