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Ssm Theology Week 5 - 021010

  1. 1. Ecclesiology<br />SESSION FIVE:<br />THE CHURCH & THE ORDINANCES<br />WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH?<br />
  2. 2. Thesis:<br />The subject of the nature of the church on earth is important because there are so many opposing groups all claiming to be the church.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Three Authorities to Submit To<br />1) The Spirit of God (Lesson 3—God’s Presence in Me)<br />2) The word of God (Lesson 4—God Talking with Me)<br />3) The people of God (Lesson 9—Community: Being Part of My Local Church Family)<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />3<br />
  4. 4. The Church<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Two Doctrinal Dangers<br />1) You can go into error dispensationally<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Two Doctrinal Dangers<br />1) You can go into error dispensationally<br />2) You can go into error regarding the church and ministry<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />6<br />
  7. 7. The Church.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />7<br />
  8. 8. DEFINITION:<br />The New Testament church is a group of people who have been calledout from the world and into fellowship with Christ, who assemble in a particular location for the purpose of acting as Christ’s body.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Survey of the Doctrine of the Church.<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Constitution of a Local Church<br />1) Believers, Acts 2:41,47<br />2) Baptized in water, Acts 2:41; Matt 28:19<br />3) Sharing a common faith and a covenant of fellowship, Acts 2:42<br />4) Ordered with scriptural officers, Phil 1:1; 1 Tim 3:1-13<br />5) Observing the ordinances, Acts 2:41-42<br />6) Fulfilling the three parts of the Great Commission, Matt 28:18-20<br />7) Meeting at regular and stated times on Sunday, Heb 10:25; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 16:2<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />10<br />
  11. 11. The Church’s Three Objectives.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />11<br />Symbols of the Church<br />1) A body of which Christ is the head, Col 1:18<br />2) A building of which Christ is the cornerstone, Eph 2:20-21<br />3) An espoused bride of whom Christ is the bridegroom, Eph 5:26-32<br />4) An inheritance of which Christ is the heir, Eph 1:18<br />5) A flock of which Christ is the Chief Shepherd, 1 Pet 5:2-4<br />
  12. 12. The Meaning of Pastor-Elder-Bishop.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Point 1.<br />Pastors and deacons exist because it is their job to make application of Bible principles.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Point 2.<br />Deacons are the arms of the pastors.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Point 3.<br />The bigger the pie gets, the slower you have to walk to catch the people God is throwing into the filling.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Point 4.<br />The church is a covenant community.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Point 5.<br />Covenants are the only thing that will supply security enough to allow the mission to be accomplished because covenants are what seal consecration.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Definition:<br />Ordinances are the laws used to regulate the life of a community.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />18<br />
  19. 19. How to Spot an Ordinance<br />1) There is sovereign institution and authorization<br />2) They symbolize spiritual truth<br />3) There is a specific command for their perpetuation<br />4) There is Biblical evidence of historical fulfillment or practice<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />19<br />
  20. 20. dEFINITION:<br />The word baptizo means to dip into, to plunge, to submerge, to immerse.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Point 6.<br />I can tell your spirituality by how important the Lord&apos;s Supper is to you.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />21<br />
  22. 22. a. Meaning: What Is the Lord’s Supper? 1 Cor 11<br />1. It is a remembrance of an event in the past (24)<br />2. It is a covenant with consequences in the present (25)<br />3. It is an expression of hope in the future (26)<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />22<br />
  23. 23. POINT 7.<br />If his body was not broken, then his life cannot be equally distributed among his disciples.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />23<br />
  24. 24. POINT 8.<br />The bread symbolizes that Jesus Christ is to be the power by which we obey the demands of the word of God.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />24<br />
  25. 25. POINT 9.<br />Blood marks the end of a life—that is what the cup means.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Definition:<br />The word examine means to qualify oneself.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Point 10.<br />There is something worse than the sin in your life; it&apos;s not dealing with it.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />27<br />
  28. 28. Point 11.<br />If you judge yourself, then God won&apos;t have to; that is the remedy for unworthiness.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />28<br />
  29. 29. b. Members: Who can Partake?<br />1) Being regenerated<br />2) Being scripturally baptized<br />3) Being a current church member (someplace)<br />4) Having an orderly walk<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Organized Membership<br />1) They met at stated times on the first day of the week, Acts 20:7; Heb 10:25<br />2) They had officers, Phil 1:1<br />3) They designated ministers, Acts 20:17,28<br />4) The authority of the local church and its pastors was recognized, Mat 18:17; 1 Pet 5:2; Heb 13:7,17<br />5) They exercised discipline of members, 1 Cor 5:4-5,13<br />6) They recorded contributions of members, Rom 15:26; 1 Cor 16:1-2<br />7) They granted letters if commendation when changing localities, Acts 18:27; 2 Cor 3:1<br />8) They had order, 1 Cor 14:40; Col 2:5<br />30<br />
  31. 31. requirements for Membership<br />A credible testimony of regeneration, Acts 2:41<br />Baptism by officers of the local body, Acts 2:41<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Point 12.<br />The only difference between the church and the world is that the church disciplines its members.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />32<br />
  33. 33. Offenses Requiring Church Discipline<br />1) Unresolved sins between brethren that threaten the covenant community, Matt 18:15<br />2) Gross sins as listed by Paul, 1 Cor 5:11-13<br />3) False doctrine, Titus 3:10; 1 Tim 1:19-20; Rom 16:17<br />4) Disruption of the fellowship, 2 Thes 3:6-14<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />33<br />
  34. 34. Point 13.<br />The church is a body, which means no Christian has an individual right to do wrong by the other members.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />34<br />
  35. 35. DEFINITION:<br />Love is when you legitimately seek to aid someone else so that God&apos;s will is accomplished in their life.<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />35<br />
  36. 36. Obligation of Forgiveness<br />1. Confession (Matt 3:6; Acts 19:18; James 5:16)<br />2. Repentance (Luke 3:8; 17:3-4; 2 Cor 7:9-10; 12:21; Rev 2:5,16; 3:19)<br />3. Reconciliation (Matt 5:24)<br />4. Restoration (Luke 19:8; Gal 6:1; 2 Cor 2:7-8)<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />36<br />
  37. 37. Next Class<br />SSM Spring 2010<br />Survey of Theology - Shelby<br />37<br />

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