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Jesus said:. “Upon this rock, I will build my church”. Thus, this is the Lord’s church Since Jesus is Divine – it is a Divine institution. Old Testament. New Testament. Church Promised (Mt. 16:18). Church Built (Act 2:47). Not built upon OT (Mt. 5). Is built upon NT (2 Cor 3).

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Upon this rock i will build my church

Jesus said:

“Upon this rock, I will build my church”

  • Thus, this is the Lord’s church

  • Since Jesus is Divine – it is a Divine institution


Upon this rock i will build my church

Old Testament

New Testament

Church Promised

(Mt. 16:18)

Church Built

(Act 2:47)

Not built upon OT

(Mt. 5)

Is built upon NT

(2 Cor 3)

Thus, It is the New Testament Church!


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament

Church


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament Church

I. What Is The Church?


Upon this rock i will build my church

I. What Is The Church?

A. People

1. Not a building – meeting house

2. Acts 8:3 – church = men & women

Acts 8:3

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.


Upon this rock i will build my church

I. What Is The Church?

A. People

B. People who are saved


Upon this rock i will build my church

People

Who Are Saved

Acts 2:47

Eph. 2:16

Eph. 5:23

Terms of entrance - Same


Acts 11

Acts 11

Heard

“preaching the

Lord Jesus

Believed &

turned to

Lord

Received

the grace

of God

Church

Christians

Disciples


Upon this rock i will build my church

To Call

Out of

Church (Gk: Ekklesia)

Those Who have been called out:

  • By the Gospel (2 Thess. 2:14)

  • Out of sin into salvation (Eph. 2)

  • Out of darkness into light (1 Pet. 2:9)


Upon this rock i will build my church

I. What Is The Church?

A. People

B. People who are saved

C.The Kingdom


Upon this rock i will build my church

Matt 16:18-19

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament Church

I. What Is The Church?

II. Its Origin / Establishment


Upon this rock i will build my church

II. Its Origin / Establishment

A. Divine in origin

1. Began in the mind of God (Eph. 1:4; 3:10-11)

2. Started by Jesus (Matt. 16:18)

3. Thus, not started by any man


Upon this rock i will build my church

II. Its Origin / Establishment

A. Divine in origin

B.Foretold in the Prophets

1. Dan. 2:44 - Kingdom established

2. Isa. 2:1-4 – Lord’s house established


Upon this rock i will build my church

II. Its Origin / Establishment

A. Divine in origin

B.Foretold in the Prophets

C. Established in Jerusalem – 33 AD


Upon this rock i will build my church

Acts 2:47

“…Lord

added to

the church

daily such

as were

being saved”

Every reference prior to this speaks of it church as coming in the future

Every reference after this speaks of it church as already being in existence


Upon this rock i will build my church

Acts 2

Isaiah 2

2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.

3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

“last days” (16-17)

“church” (47)

“Jerusalem” (5)

“every nation” (5)

“beginning at

Jerusalem”

(Luke 24:47)


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament Church

I. What Is The Church?

II. Its Origin / Establishment

III. There Is One Church


Upon this rock i will build my church

III. There Is One Church

A.Jesus only promised one


Upon this rock i will build my church

Church = Singular in number

Matt 16:18

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.


Upon this rock i will build my church

III. There Is One Church

A.Jesus only promised one

B.There is just one


Upon this rock i will build my church

“There is one body”

(Eph. 4:4)

Body = church

(1:22-23)

Thus:

ONE CHURCH


Upon this rock i will build my church

One Body

  • Rom. 12:4-5 – many members in one body

  • 1 Cor. 10:17 – one bread and one body

  • 1 Cor. 12:12 – members of the one body

  • 1 Cor. 12:13 – baptized into one body

  • Eph. 2:16 – reconciled in one body

  • Col. 3:15 – called in one body


Upon this rock i will build my church

III. There Is One Church

A.Jesus only promised one

B.There is just one

C.Bible is silent about other churches


Upon this rock i will build my church

There Is No Passage

That Says Anything

About

Churches

or

Denominations

If The Bible Is Silent

Then,

It Is Not

The Will of God

1 Pet. 4:11

Heb. 7:14

2 Tim. 4:1-2

If Churches Are In The

Bible,

Where is passage?


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament Church

I. What Is The Church?

II. Its Origin / Establishment

III. There Is One Church

IV. Universal & Local Church


Upon this rock i will build my church

IV. Universal & Local Church

Universal

All the saved

over the world

Matt. 16:18

Eph. 1:22-23

Local

The saved

in a certain locale

1 Cor. 1:2

Rev. 2-3


Upon this rock i will build my church

IV. Universal & Local Church

Universal

Only one (Eph. 4:4)

No organization

No work as a whole

No treasury

Local

Many (Rom. 16:16)

Elders (Phil. 1:1)

Work (Eph. 4:16)

Treasury (1 Cor. 16:1-2)


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament Church

I. What Is The Church?

II. Its Origin / Establishment

III. There Is One Church

IV. Universal & Local Church

V. Work & Organization of Local Church


Upon this rock i will build my church

V. Work & Organization of Local Church

A. Organization


Upon this rock i will build my church

Universal

Local

Matt. 16:18

Eph. 4:4

No Organization

No Work

No Treasury

1 Cor. 1:2

Rom. 16:16

Elders & Deacons

Phil. 1:1

Acts 14:23


Upon this rock i will build my church

  • Every church – own elders (Acts 14:23)

  • Plurality of elders (Titus 1:5)

  • Oversight of flock among them (1 Pet. 5:1-2)


Upon this rock i will build my church

V. Work & Organization of Local Church

A. Organization

B. Work


Upon this rock i will build my church

Work of the Local Church

Evangelism (1 Tim. 3:15)

Edification (Eph. 4:16)

Benevolence (1 Tim. 5:16)


Upon this rock i will build my church

The New Testament Church

I. What Is The Church?

II. Its Origin / Establishment

III. There Is One Church

IV. Universal & Local Church

V. Work & Organization of Local Church


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