Pictures    of
           the   Church
1) Kingdom & Citizens
“the blessed and only
Sovereign, the King of
kings and Lord of lords”
(1 Timothy 6.15, CB NT p. 370)
“you are fellow citizens
with the saints”
(Ephesians 2.19, CB NT p. 338)
“He has delivered us from
the domain of darkness
and transferred us to the
kingdom of His beloved
Son”
(Colossians 1.13, C...
“Therefore let us be
grateful for receiving a
kingdom that cannot be
shaken,”
(Hebrews 12.28, CB NT p. 397)
“let us offer to God
acceptable worship, with
reverence and awe”
(Hebrews 12.28, CB NT p. 397)
2) Temple & Stones
“Do you not know that you are Godʼs temple?”
                (1 Corinthians 3.16-17, CB NT p. 292)
“For we are the temple of the living God”
                    (2 Corinthians 6.16, CB NT p. 318)
“You yourselves like living stones are being
built up as a spiritual house”
                          (1 Peter 2.5, CB NT ...
“in whom the whole structure, being joined
together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.”
                    (Ephesians...
3) Flock & Sheep
“So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”
                         (John 10.16, CB NT p. 183)
“and to all the flock”
                        (Acts 20.28; CB NT p. 247)
“For you were straying like sheep, but have
now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of
your souls.”
                    ...
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them
and they follow Me.”
                       (John 10.27, CB NT p. 183)
4) Body & Members
“so we, though many, are
one body in Christ, and
individually members one
of another.”
   (Romans 12.5, CB NT p. 282)
“from whom the whole
body, joined and held
together by every joint
with which it is equipped,
when each part is working
pr...
“For just as the body is
one and has many
members, and all the
members of the body,
though many, are one
body, so it is wi...
“But God has so composed
the body, giving greater
honor to the part that
lacked it, that there may be
no division in the b...
5) Household & Sons
“but Christ is faithful over Godʼs house as a son.
And we are His house”
                           (Hebrews 3.6; CB NT p....
“the household of God, which is the church of
the living God”
                        (1 Timothy 3.15; CB NT p. 366)
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,
but you are fellow citizens with the saints and
members of the household ...
“to redeem those who were under the law, so
that we might receive adoption as sons.”
                       (Galatians 4.5...
“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if
a son, then an heir through God.”
                        (Galatians 4.5-...
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KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK



         Unity
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK



  A Living Organism
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK



     Relationship
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK



    “they” / “you” ?
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK



     “us” / “we” ?
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK


Are you a necessary
     member?
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK



 Are you submitting?
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK


Is your worship ritual
     or service?
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK


   Are you growing
     spiritually?
KINGDOM          FAMILY




TEMPLE       BODY        FLOCK
Will today be the
day you decide to
be a part of God’s
      family?
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.)
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Many people and Christians have incorrect views of the church; this lessons examines 5 pictures of the church that help us to understand God’s intention for His people. The church is seen as a kingdom, a temple, a flock, a body, and a family.

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Pictures of the Church

  1. 1. Pictures of the Church
  2. 2. 1) Kingdom & Citizens
  3. 3. “the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1 Timothy 6.15, CB NT p. 370)
  4. 4. “you are fellow citizens with the saints” (Ephesians 2.19, CB NT p. 338)
  5. 5. “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Colossians 1.13, CB NT p. 350)
  6. 6. “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,” (Hebrews 12.28, CB NT p. 397)
  7. 7. “let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12.28, CB NT p. 397)
  8. 8. 2) Temple & Stones
  9. 9. “Do you not know that you are Godʼs temple?” (1 Corinthians 3.16-17, CB NT p. 292)
  10. 10. “For we are the temple of the living God” (2 Corinthians 6.16, CB NT p. 318)
  11. 11. “You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2.5, CB NT p. 409)
  12. 12. “in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.” (Ephesians 2.20-22, CB NT p. 338)
  13. 13. 3) Flock & Sheep
  14. 14. “So there will be one flock, one shepherd.” (John 10.16, CB NT p. 183)
  15. 15. “and to all the flock” (Acts 20.28; CB NT p. 247)
  16. 16. “For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2.25, CB NT p. 410)
  17. 17. “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me.” (John 10.27, CB NT p. 183)
  18. 18. 4) Body & Members
  19. 19. “so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12.5, CB NT p. 282)
  20. 20. “from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4.16, CB NT p. 340)
  21. 21. “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12.12, CB NT p. 304)
  22. 22. “But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.” (1 Corinthians 12.24-25, CB NT p. 304)
  23. 23. 5) Household & Sons
  24. 24. “but Christ is faithful over Godʼs house as a son. And we are His house” (Hebrews 3.6; CB NT p. 383)
  25. 25. “the household of God, which is the church of the living God” (1 Timothy 3.15; CB NT p. 366)
  26. 26. “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2.19; CB NT p. 338)
  27. 27. “to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4.5-7; CB NT p. 331)
  28. 28. “So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Galatians 4.5-7; CB NT p. 331)
  29. 29. ?
  30. 30. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK Unity
  31. 31. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK A Living Organism
  32. 32. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK Relationship
  33. 33. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK
  34. 34. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK “they” / “you” ?
  35. 35. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK “us” / “we” ?
  36. 36. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK Are you a necessary member?
  37. 37. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK Are you submitting?
  38. 38. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK Is your worship ritual or service?
  39. 39. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK Are you growing spiritually?
  40. 40. KINGDOM FAMILY TEMPLE BODY FLOCK
  41. 41. Will today be the day you decide to be a part of God’s family?
  42. 42. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at: www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  43. 43. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.) Going to church: George Henry Durrie http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ commons/9/94/George_Henry_Durrie_-_Going_to_Church.JPG Sheep: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/PECORE-SHEEPS- CORDEIROS-01.JPG Temple: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hephaistos_temple_2006.jpg King: iStock_000003178883 Pawn: iStock_000003178992 Silhoutte: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/7414 Eye: iStock_000005855955 Ear: iStock_000004610139 Foot: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Male_Right_Foot_1.jpg Extended family: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianblack/4326229313/sizes/o/ in/photostream/ Hand: Hermera Clip Art
  44. 44. Compiled and Presented by: Fellowship with Man Dave Stewart 19 September, 2010 #04 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Pictures of the Church Synopsis: Many people and Christians have incorrect views of the church; this lessons examines 5 pictures of the church that help us to understand God’s intention for His people. The church is seen as a kingdom, a temple, a flock, a body, and a family. “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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