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 Some Things You Should Know



You should know that, in the Bible times, the church is called-

The temple of God.                         1 Cor. 3:16.

The bride of Christ                          Eph. 5:22-32.

The body of Christ                           Col. 1:18, 24; Eph. 1:22-23.

The kingdom of God’s Son                           Col. 1:13.

The house of God                            1 Tim. 3:15.

The Church of God.                         1 Cor.1:2.

The church of the firstborn                         Heb. 12:23.

The church of the Lord.                 Acts 20:28

The churches of Christ.                  Rom.16:16.


You should know that the church is-

Built by Jesus Christ                        Matt.16:13-18

Purchased by the blood of Christ                              Acts 20:28.

Built on Jesus Christ as the only foundation.                       1Cor. 3:11.

Not built on peter, Paul or any other man.                           1Cor. 1:12-13

Composed of the saved, who are added to it by the lord who

Saves them                        Acts 2:27


You should know that members of the church are called-

Member of Christ                            1Cor.12:27; 6:15; Rom. 12:4-5

Disciples of Christ                            Acts 6:1,7; 11:26.

Believers                                             Acts 5:14; 2Cor.6:15

Saints                                                    Acts 9:13; Rom. 1:7; Phil. 1:1.

Priests.                                                 1Pet. 2:5, 9, Rev. 1:6.

Children of God.                               Gal. 3:26-27; 1Jno. 3:1-2.

Christians.                                          Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1Pet. 4:16

You should know that the Local church has –

Elders (also called bishops and pastors) who oversee and tend the flock.

1Tim.3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1Pet.5:14.

Deacons, who serve the church.  1Tim. 3:8-13, Phil. 1:1

Evangelists (preachers, ministers), who teach and proclaim the word of God.

Eph. 4:11:1 1Tim. 4-13-16; 2 Tim. 4:1-5.

Members, who love the Lord and each other.  Phil. 2:1-5

Autonomy, and is bound to other local churches only by the

Common faith shared.  Jude. 3; Gal. 5:1.

You should know that the faithful church will-

Worship in spirit and in truth                     Jno. 4:23-24

Meet on the first day of the week.                          Acts. 20:7, Heb. 10:25

Pray.                      Jsa. 5:16; Acts 2:42; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; Thes. 5:17.

Sing.                      Making melody with the heart  Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16.

Eat the Lord’s supper on the first day of each week. Acts 2:42 Acts 20:7; Matt 26:26-30

1Cor. 11:20-32

Give,     liberally and cheerfully 1Cor. 16:1-2: 2 Cor. 8:1-5: 9:6:6-8

You Should know that the same church today-

Is guided by the same word                        1Pet. 1:22-25; 2 Tim. 3:16-17

Contends for the one faith.                         Jude 3; Eph. 4:5

Pleads for unity of all believers                Jno. 17:20-21; Eph. 4:4-6

Is not a denomination.                                 1Cor: 1:10-13; Eph. 4:1-6.

Is faith to Christ                                                Lk. 6:46; Rev. 2:10; Mk. 8:38.

Wears the name of Christ.                           Rom. 16:16; Acts 11:26; 1Pet. 4:16.

You should know that a child of God-Can be lost : 1Cor. 9:27; 10:12; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 3:12-19

But is given a law of pardon                        Acts 8:22; Jas. 5:16.

Is constantly cleansed by the blood of Christ as he walks in the light of God

1Pet. 2:9-10; 1 Jno. 1:5-10