The Local Church of Christ #2 Corinth: An Example of Membership, Order, and Obligation
Designed For: <ul><li>Local Assembly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edification </li></ul></ul><ul>...
The Church at Corinth <ul><li>Had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular Meetings – 1 Cor.11:20,33 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resp...
The Church at Corinth <ul><li>Had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power to appoint judges to settle matters of dispute – 1 Cor.6 </...
The Church at Corinth <ul><li>Had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Will </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Action </li...
A Specific Team <ul><li>Not a random assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Not an “unstructured” team </li></ul><ul><li>Not a “disorg...
God Is Counting On You <ul><li>To Put Kingdom Interests FIRST </li></ul><ul><li>To Think of Your Brethren </li></ul><ul><l...
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The Local Church Of Christ #2

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How did local churches form? How did they work and worship as a unit or team of disciples of Christ?

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The Local Church Of Christ #2

  1. 1. The Local Church of Christ #2 Corinth: An Example of Membership, Order, and Obligation
  2. 2. Designed For: <ul><li>Local Assembly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Assembled Worship </li></ul></ul>An Identifiable &quot;TEAM&quot;
  3. 3. The Church at Corinth <ul><li>Had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular Meetings – 1 Cor.11:20,33 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities of Behavior or be withdrawn from - 5:1ff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Teaching System – 12-14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Had to have order within the assembly: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate understandably </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate in limited turns </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women keep silent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Church at Corinth <ul><li>Had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power to appoint judges to settle matters of dispute – 1 Cor.6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members versus non-members – 5:12; 12:25-27; 14:23 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Weekly Collection – 16:1-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomous Power to Approve and Send Their Own Messengers – 16:3,4 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Church at Corinth <ul><li>Had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Will </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjection to One Another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Entity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Edification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Work & Worship </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A Specific Team <ul><li>Not a random assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Not an “unstructured” team </li></ul><ul><li>Not a “disorganized” team </li></ul><ul><li>A team that came together for a greater purpose than: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town or National Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secular Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social, Community Welfare </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. God Is Counting On You <ul><li>To Put Kingdom Interests FIRST </li></ul><ul><li>To Think of Your Brethren </li></ul><ul><li>To Edify and Build Up The Church </li></ul>

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