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What Is The Church? Part #2

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The previous lesson on "What is the Church?" was a beginning to our series on "Stop DOING Church."

Take a moment and look as we expand our series.

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What Is The Church? Part #2

  1. 1. Getting Plugged In – In 2010!<br />
  2. 2. Stop “Doing” Church<br />(It might destroy you!)<br />
  3. 3. Why Study the Church?<br />
  4. 4. The Ephesians Reasons<br />Christ is &quot;head over all things to the church&quot; - Ephesians 1:22<br />The church &quot;is His body&quot; - Ephesians 1:23<br />The church is &quot;the fullness of Him who fills all in all&quot; - Ephesians 1:23<br />
  5. 5. The Ephesians Reasons<br />The church is part of God&apos;s &quot;eternal purpose&quot; - Ephesians 3:10-11<br />To God be &quot;glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages&quot; - Ephesians 3:21<br />&quot;Christ is the head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body&quot; - Ephesians 5:23<br />
  6. 6. The Ephesians Reasons<br />Christ &quot;loved the church and gave Himself for it&quot; - Ephesians 5:25<br />Jesus&apos; design is to present it as &quot;a glorious church&quot; - Ephesians 5: 26-27<br />Jesus nourishes and cherishes the church - Ephesians 5:29-30<br />
  7. 7. The Ephesians Reasons<br />The church was purchased with the blood of Christ - Acts 20:28<br />The church is His body - Colossians 1:18,24<br />The church is the family of God, the pillar and ground of the truth - 1 Timothy 3:15<br />
  8. 8. What is the Church?<br />
  9. 9. What is the Church<br />The called out –1 Peter 2:9<br />We are sanctified by the truth—John 17:17<br />
  10. 10. What is the Church<br />The Church Is &quot;The Body Of Christ&quot;--Ephesians 1:22-23<br />We are members of the body, and of one another.<br />1 Corinthians 12:27<br />Romans 12:5<br />
  11. 11. What is the Church<br />The Church is the “Household of God”...(the family of God) - 1 Timothy 3:15<br />We are in Jesus&apos; &quot;family&quot; - Matthew 12:48-50<br />We have many brothers and sisters - Mark 10:28-30<br />We are to treat each other accordingly - 1 Timothy 5:1-2<br />
  12. 12. What is the Church<br />The Church is the “Temple of God” (a holy habitation or dwelling of God) Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:5<br />We have a responsibility to maintain purity - 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1<br />
  13. 13. What is the Church<br />The Church is the “Kingdom of Christ”<br />As Paul wrote to the Colossians, they had been &quot;translated into the kingdom of the Son of His love&quot; - Colossians 1:13; Revelation 1:9<br />This emphasizes the authority-making power in the church; Christ is King, He has all authority! - Matthew 28:18,20<br />
  14. 14. What is the Church<br />The Church is the “Bride of Christ”<br />We are betrothed to Christ - cf. 2 Corinthians 11:2<br />This figure portends of an even greater relationship with Christ is the future! - Revelation 19:6-9; 21:2<br />
  15. 15. Why is the Church?<br />

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