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Book5 part1


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Divyabodhanam POCE Course Book #5 Light to the Nations

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Book5 part1

  1. 1. Book 5 Divyabodhanam
  2. 2.      What is the Church? Who established the Church? Church is founded by Jesus Christ What are some important images for the Church? Study of church is known as ecclessiology
  3. 3.    Church – from Greek Kuriakon (Lord’s House) then via German Kirche. Ecclessia – N.T word for church (cf. Spanish iglesia) Assembly -
  4. 4.    Romans 12:4-5 “4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. Colossians 1:17-20 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
  5. 5.      Church in communion with Jesus; joined to Christ One Body Christ is the head of the Church Believers are members (organs) of the Body Interconnectedness of the members
  6. 6.  Foundation is Apostles & Christ as Cornerstone.   built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Eph 2:20-22 (cf. 1 Cor 3:11) you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house – 1 Peter 2:5
  7. 7.     Continual building up We are stones / bricks Founded on Apostolic Faith / confession of faith Not on one single Apostle – rejection of Petrine Supremacy.
  8. 8.    Ephesians 5 Rev 19:7 - Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. “wedding of the Lamb”    Part 1 – Betrothal Part 2 – waiting Part 3 – coming of the Groom
  9. 9.   Holiness expected of the members of church Church is being prepared for
  10. 10.     Jesus is the good shepherd (John 10:11) Great shepherd (Heb 13:20) Chief shepherd (1 Pet 5:4) The know his voice they follow hims
  11. 11.     Colossians 1:13 - For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, Kingdom of God is more than church. But church is part of the K.O.G. Entry through baptism. Church is to be a reflection of the K.O.G.
  12. 12.  "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people ... who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy" (1 Peter 2: 9-10).
  13. 13.    Promise given to Abraham fulfilled in Christ that all nations will be blessed. Spiritual reality not ethnic / biological Internal circumcision and not external
  14. 14.  Fellowship of all who have joined to Christ
  15. 15.     Connection between St Mary and Church Psalm 45 – see the royal daughter stand. This is at once St Mary and the Church. “There is also one virgin mother, whom I love to call the church. She is virgin and simultaneously, a virgin undefiled and a mother full of love.” – Clement of Alexandria Eve from side of Adam; Church from side of Christ; Church is the virgin mother of all living.
  16. 16.    Pentecostal experience Led by the H. Spirit Promise given by Christ of another “Paraclete”
  17. 17.     Fish and Net (John 21) Salt of the earth Vine and branches A letter from Christ