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Ecclisiology – The Church. Starting a revolution – it ’ s all about love. Joh 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

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Ecclisiology the church
Ecclisiology – The Church


Starting a revolution it s all about love
Starting a revolution – it’s all about love.


Ecclisiology the church
Joh 13:34"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.


Joh 13 35 by this all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another
Joh 13:35"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."








Definition hebrew
DEFINITION: Hebrew build this church:

  • qahal, “an assembly, gathering,” used as noun 123x; translated by ekklesia in LXX

    • In 36 instances, translated by sunagoge

    • Verb used 39x

    • Used to refer to groups in general, such as those gathered for military purposes, judicial purposes

  • ‘eda, “assembly, congregation, multitude” practically synonymous with qahal


Definition greek
DEFINITION: Greek build this church:

  • ekklesia, “gathering or assembly, church”;

    • prior to NT used almost exclusively for secular assemblies

    • from ek(out of) and kaleo (call)

    • The calling out of citizens to attend to the discussion of public business


Definition greek1
DEFINITION: Greek build this church:

  • In a local sense nearly 40 times; e.g., Acts 5:11

  • In a generic sense, i.e., of an institution: Matt. 18:17; I Cor. 12:28; I Tim. 3:15; James 5:14

  • In a collective sense, i.e., an organized mass of believers (perhaps what later theologians refer to as the Visible Church); Acts 8:3; I Cor. 15:9; Gal. 1:13; Phil. 3:6

  • To the Church extended abroad, Acts 9:31

  • “Church” is used in the broadest sense: all believers (perhaps what later theologians refer to as the Invisible Church) Eph. 1:22; Col. 1:18


Definition greek2
DEFINITION: Greek build this church:

  • Miscellaneous uses:

    • An assembly in the desert (O.T.) Acts 7:38

    • An unruly “mob” gathering, Acts 19:32,39,41

    • To refer to kingly gathering for liturgical praise, Hebrews 2:12

  • Some difficult usages:

    • Matt. 16:18, the Church Militant

    • Acts 20:28, the assembly in Ephesus


Definition
DEFINITION: build this church:

  • Three basic meanings:

    • Local gathering of believers, The Visible Church

    • Collective number of professing Christians, The Visible Church

    • Sum total of all believers, The Invisible Church


Definition other words
DEFINITION: Other Words build this church:

  • circe, Saxon

  • kirk, Scottish

  • kirche, German

  • All of these are most likely derived from kuriakos, “of the Lord, the Lord’s”


Definition confessional
DEFINITION: Confessional build this church:

  • L.C. # 62, “The visible church is a society made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profess the true religion and of their children.” WCF, 25:2

  • L.C. # 64, “The invisible church is the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one under Christ the head.” WCF, 25:1


The church from below
THE CHURCH FROM BELOW build this church:

  • The Church is a natural community

  • It fulfills many socialization needs

    • There is recognizable fellowship in the Church

    • There is a sense of community which is foundational (not a luxury, but a necessity)


The church from below1
THE CHURCH FROM BELOW build this church:

  • The Church is a political community

    • There are socially ordered relationships and patterns of authority and decision-making

    • It is not a question of whether politics will exist in the Church; rather, it is only a question of the quality of the politics

    • “Ol’ Boy” networks often are alive and well. This is not entirely negative, but can have some negative considerations

    • There are positive considerations as well


The church from below2
THE CHURCH FROM BELOW build this church:

  • A community of common language: meanings, priorities, and values. This becomes conventional for the “In-Group”

  • A community of Interpretation:

    • Common meanings

    • The difficulty of translation

  • A community of memory and understanding:

    • Characterized by an inner continuity and empathy among persons who have understood and relived the same events. It has a shared story.


The church from below3
THE CHURCH FROM BELOW build this church:

  • The Church is a community of action and belief: it espouses a mission or a purpose which can be expressed in many forms of action

    • Evangelism

    • Education

    • Edification

    • Worship


The church from below4
THE CHURCH FROM BELOW build this church:

  • A sociological description of church:the church is a body of persons who share some measure of common life, values, meaning, and loyalty. It has an historical continuity, identifiable by certain beliefs, ways of work, rites, outlooks, and feelings. It may be more; But it is at least the above.


The church in the world
THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD build this church:

  • The First Church: Orthodox Churches, the Roman Catholic Church; Protestant churches in Eastern Europe, Greece, Middle East, Ethiopia, South India

    • The culture tolerates Christianity at best; in some instances, governments are openly antagonistic

    • There is a certain reliance on the spiritual legacy of what has gone before. In some instances, this substitutes for vital Christianity

    • There are examples (e.g., Poland, Russia) of a renewal of traditional Christian churches.


1 salvation through faith in christ eternal life
1. build this church:Salvation through faith in Christ– eternal life


Matthew 16 15 18
Matthew 16:15-18 build this church:




Ecclisiology the church

(17) And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.


Ecclisiology the church
(18) "I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

  • You are the Christ, Son of the Living God – John 3:16


2 the anointing the baptism of the holy spirit acts 1 4
2. rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.The anointing – The Baptism of the Holy SpiritActs 1:4


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(4) Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me;


Acts 1 8
Acts 1:8 Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me;


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(8) but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."


If you love you will be compelled to share your faith
If you Love, you will be compelled to share your faith! come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."


1 corinthians 12 4 20
1 Corinthians 12:4-20 come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."


4 now there are varieties of gifts but the same spirit
(4) Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."





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(8) For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;


9 to another faith by the same spirit and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit
(9) to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,


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(10) and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.


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(11) But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.


That anointing that fragrance of god gives us peace
That anointing, that fragrance of God gives us peace distributing to each one individually just as He wills.…


Ecclisiology the church

Acts 9:31 distributing to each one individually just as He wills. So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.


Ecclisiology the church
This laid the foundation for the 3 week series we are starting today: The church – a Biblical perspective


One promise to the church the gates of hell will not prevail against it
One promise to the Church starting today: – the gates of hell will not prevail against it!



First what the church is not three fallacies today
**First talked about this.– What the Church is not: Three fallacies today:


1 it is not a human institution it is not religion it s relationship
1. talked about this.It is not a human institution – it is not religion, it’s relationship:


Ecclisiology the church

2Ti 3:5 talked about this. holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. “always learning but never coming to the knowledge of the Truth”


Ecclisiology the church

2Ti 4:3 talked about this. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,


2 it does not attempt to be like the world
2. talked about this.It does not attempt to be like the world:


Ecclisiology the church

Romans 12: talked about this. (2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.


Ecclisiology the church
1Jo 2:15 talked about this. Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.


3 it is not a place that is well liked by the world
3. talked about this.It is not a place that is well liked by the World:


Ecclisiology the church

Joh 15:19 talked about this."If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.


Ecclisiology the church
It is not our goal to have the world like us, it is our goal to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a loving way:


Ephesians 4 14 16
Ephesians 4:14-16 to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a loving way:


Ecclisiology the church

(14) As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;


Ecclisiology the church
(15) but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,


Ecclisiology the church

(16) from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


It s not about programs and events it is about knowing jesus and making him known it s about truth
It together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.’s not about programs and events – it is about knowing Jesus and making Him known. It’s about Truth.


What is truth a right understanding of god his word
What is Truth together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.– A right understanding of God & His Word!


So what is the church three main descriptions
So what is the Church together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.: Three main descriptions


1 the church is a spiritual house built of believers
1. together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.The Church is a Spiritual house built of Believers!


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1Pe 2:5 together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.


Ephesians 4 11 16
Ephesians 4:11-16 together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


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(11) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,


12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service to the building up of the body of christ
(12) for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;


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(13) until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.


Ecclisiology the church

(14) As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;


Ecclisiology the church
(15) but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,


Ecclisiology the church

(16) from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


Ecclisiology the church

1Co 6:19 together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?


2 it is the body of christ
2. together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.It is the body of Christ!


Ecclisiology the church

Rom 7:4 together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.


Romans 12 1 5
Romans 12:1-5 together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


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(1) Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.


Ecclisiology the church

(2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.


Ecclisiology the church

(3) For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.


4 for just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function
(4) For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,


5 so we who are many are one body in christ and individually members one of another
(5) so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.


As the body of christ we represent jesus to this world
As the Body of Christ individually members one of another.– we represent Jesus to this world!


Ecclisiology the church

Gal 2:20 individually members one of another. "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.


Phi 1 21 for to me to live is christ and to die is gain
Phi 1:21 individually members one of another. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


1co 12 12 20
1Co 12:12-20 individually members one of another.


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(12) For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.


Ecclisiology the church

(13) For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.


14 for the body is not one member but many
(14) For the body is not one member, but many. whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.


Ecclisiology the church
(15) If the foot says, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.


Ecclisiology the church

(16) And if the ear says, "Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.


Ecclisiology the church
(17) If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?




20 but now there are many members but one body
(20) But now there are many members, but one body. in the body, just as He desired.


Without you the church would be incomplete we need each other everyone is vitally important
Without you the Church would be incomplete! We need each other! Everyone is vitally important!


3 it is the bride of christ
3. other! Everyone is vitally important!It is the Bride of Christ!


Ecclisiology the church

Rev 19:7 other! Everyone is vitally important! "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride (the Church) has made herself ready."


Ecclisiology the church
As the Bride, our biggest task is to get ready for the marriage supper, the Glorious return of the Bridegroom - the Rapture


What do we need to do to be ready three directives
What do we need to do to be ready marriage supper, the Glorious return of the Bridegroom - the Rapture? Three directives:


1 we need the extra oil of the holy spirit to wait for the coming of jesus until the midnight hour
1. marriage supper, the Glorious return of the Bridegroom - the RaptureWe need the extra Oil of the Holy Spirit to wait for the coming of Jesus until the Midnight hour:


Matthew 25 6 13
Matthew 25:6-13 marriage supper, the Glorious return of the Bridegroom - the Rapture


6 but at midnight there was a shout behold the bridegroom come out to meet him
(6) "But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'




Ecclisiology the church
(9) "But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.'


Ecclisiology the church

(10) "And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.




13 be on the alert then for you do not know the day nor the hour
(13) "Be you.'on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.


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  • 2. you.'We need to be On the alert–grēgoreuō


Thayer definition
Thayer Definition: you.'

  • 1) to keep awake, be vigilant, watch as a soldier on watch – to look for the signs/indications that something is about to happen and be ready for it

  • 2) give strict attention to, be cautious, active


Ecclisiology the church
1Pe 5:8 you.' Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.


We don t know the day or the hour but the church will know the signs and it will be ready
We don you.'’t know the day or the hour, but the Church will know the signs – and it will be ready!



1th 5 4 but you brethren are not in darkness that the day would overtake you like a thief
1Th 5:4 this to the Church: But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;


Matthew 24 32 34
Matthew 24:32-34 this to the Church:


Ecclisiology the church

(32) "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;



These things these signs have are just now begining to happen this should be our wake up call
These things that He is near, right at the door.– these signs, have are just now begining to happen, This should be our wake up call!


But some will not wake up
But some, will not wake up that He is near, right at the door.…


For the compromised church it will come like a thief
For the compromised Church, it will come like a thief: that He is near, right at the door.


Revelation 3 3 5
Revelation 3:3-5 that He is near, right at the door.


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(3) 'So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.


Ecclisiology the church
(4) 'But you have a few people in Sardis who have it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.


Ecclisiology the church

(5) 'He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.


Ecclisiology the church
The Church will be a bride that is ready garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.– discerning the signs and knowing the season for the Marriage supper!


Ecclisiology the church

Titus 2:11-15 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (15) These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.


3 it has not soiled it s garments she is ready
3. salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (15) These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.It has not soiled it’s garments – she is ready


Ecclisiology the church

Ephesians 5:26-27 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word (The word of God is more important than man’s ideas about the Word of God), (27) that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.


Back to the description of the wedding feast in rev 19
Back to the description of the wedding feast in Rev. 19 cleansed her by the washing of water with the word (The word of God is more important than man…


Revelation 19 7 9
Revelation 19:7-9 cleansed her by the washing of water with the word (The word of God is more important than man


Ecclisiology the church
(7) "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."


Ecclisiology the church
(8) It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.


Ecclisiology the church

(9) Then he *said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he *said to me, "These are true words of God."


What are the righteous acts
What are the invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he *said to me, "These are true words of God."“righteous acts”?



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1Pe 1:23 than fear of consequences! for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.


Joh 8 32 and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free
Joh 8:32 than fear of consequences!and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."



It involves motives your inner attitude just as much as your action it is faith and works together
It involves motives than fear of consequences!– your inner attitude, just as much as your action. It is faith and works together!



Jam 1 22 but prove yourselves doers of the word and not merely hearers who delude themselves
Jam 1:22 Word and not merely hearers. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.


Jam 2 26 for just as the body without the spirit is dead so also faith without works is dead
Jam 2:26 Word and not merely hearers. For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.


True love compels you to do righteous acts the result of faith is love the result of love is action
True love compels you to do righteous acts! The result of faith is love. The result of love is action!


1 corinthians 13 13 but now faith hope love abide these three but the greatest of these is love
(1 Corinthians 13:13) But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Ecclisiology the church

(1 Thessalonians 1:1) Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2) We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; 3) constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,


Ecclisiology the church

(1 Thessalonians 5:8) But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.


Paul gives us a great summary of what the church should be
Paul gives us a great summary of what the Church should be: be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.


Colossians 3 12 17
Colossians 3:12-17 be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.


Ecclisiology the church

(12) So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;


Ecclisiology the church

(13) bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.



Ecclisiology the church
(15) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.


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(16) Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.


Ecclisiology the church
(17) Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.


Why is the church here let s examine the 7 reasons
Why is the Church here the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.? Let’s examine the 7 reasons:


1 to worship god
1. the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.To worship God!


Ecclisiology the church

(John 4:23-24) "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.(24) "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."


Ecclisiology the church

Heb 13:15 true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.(24) "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.


Ecclisiology the church

We have made a commitment to look like the Bride of Christ. To be a Biblical Church.It is all about Truth – knowing God and making Him known.Jud 1:3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.


Ecclisiology the church

John 4:23,24 To be a Biblical ChurchBUT THE HOUR IS COMING, AND NOW IS, WHEN TRUE WORSHIPERS WILL WORSHIP THE FATHER IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH; FOR THE FATHER IS SEEKING SUCH TO WORSHIP HIM. GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. John 8:32


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1 Timothy 4:1-6 To be a Biblical Church(1) But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,(2) by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,(3) men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.(4) For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;(5) for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.(6) In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.


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The Church is not a place to be entertained To be a Biblical Church– it is a school, a hospital, a place to get equipped, healed, and energized to live for Christ!


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W. Tozer said: To be a Biblical Church"Christ calls men to carry a cross; we call them to have fun in His name.... He calls them to holiness; we call them to a cheap and tawdry happiness that would have been rejected with scorn by the least of the Stoic philosophers... The contemporary moral climate does not favor a faith as tough and fibrous as that taught by our Lord and His apostles. The delicate, brittle saints being produced in our religious hothouses today are hardly to be compared with the committed, expendable believers who once gave their witness among men. And the fault lies with our leaders. They are too timid to tell the people all the truth. They are now asking men to give to God that which costs them nothing.


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A. To be a Biblical ChurchOur churches are filled (or one-quarter filled) with a soft breed of Christian that must be fed on a diet of harmless fun to keep them interested. About theology they know little…No wonder their moral and spiritual constitution is so frail. Such can only be called weak adherents of a faith they never really understood."A. W. Tozer (via The Christian Expositor)


The church will be a bride that is ready we need to be a zealous people passionate about god
The Church will be a bride that is ready To be a Biblical Church– we need to be a zealous people – passionate about God!


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Titus 2:11-15 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (15) These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.


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How are we made pure? salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to Ephesians 5:26-27 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word (The word of God is more important than man’s ideas about the Word of God), (27) that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.The Word is our sole source of faith and practice – not programs or humanistic ideology!


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Jam 1:22 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. Church is where the Word is taught and God is worshiped.


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2 Timothy 4:2-5 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to PREACH THE WORD! Be ready in season and out of season. CONVINCE, REBUKE, EXHORT, WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND TEACHING. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.


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We need to avoid them salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to !Now I beseech you, brethren, mark (identify) them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple Romans 16:17,18


So what are christ s commands to the church
So what are Christ salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to ’s commands to the Church?


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1. First is of course, LOVE salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to :Joh 13:34"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.What does this involve?


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Colossians 3:12-17 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to (12) So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;(13) bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.(14) Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.(15) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.(16) Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.(17) Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.


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Mat 5:44 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,Rom 12:20 "BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD." Joh 13:35"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."


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(1 John 4:10-11). salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”


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Sometime love involves our second command salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to ,2. Discipline: - Many Churches are afraid to obey this command!


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Matthew 18:15-17 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to (15) "If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.(16) "But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.(17) "If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.


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(2 Thessalonians 3:13 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to -15) But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.14) If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.:15) Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.(2 Thessalonians 3:6) Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.


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1Co 5:11 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.


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3. Forgiveness salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to – this would solve a lot of problems we experienceMatthew 5:23-24(23) "Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,(24) leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.Mar 11:25"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.


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4. Worship and Prayer salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to – it’s not chants or montras!Mat 6:7"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.Eph 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,


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5. The Great Commission salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to Mar 16:15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.


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Mat 5:13 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.Matthew 5:14-16(14) "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;(15) nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.(16) "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.


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Mat 24:14 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.(Galatians 6:7) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.(Galatians 6:9) Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.(Hebrews 13:2) Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.


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6. The Church should Encourage salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to !Encouragement(1 Thessalonians 2:11-12).“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory”


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Ephesians 4:15-16 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to (15) but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,(16) from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.


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1Th 5:14 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Look around…how many here need encouraged? ALL OF US!!!!


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Ephesians 4:11-1 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to 3(11) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,(12) for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;(13) until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.


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( salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to 1 Corinthians 1:10) Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.(Philippians 2:4) do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.


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7. Give Comfort salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem” (Isaiah 66:13).


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2 Corinthians 1:2- salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to 7(2) Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,(4) who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.(5) For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.(6) But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;(7) and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.


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8. Commands about how we deal with The World salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to South Orange County1 Timothy 6:17-19(17) Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.(18) Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,(19) storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.


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Jews salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to :(Romans 11:25-26) For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;Romans 11:26(26) and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, "THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB."


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Worldliness salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to (Romans 12:2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect


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1 salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to Corinthians 6:9-11(9) Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,(10) nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.(11) Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.


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( salvation to all men, (12) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, (14) who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to 2 Corinthians 6:17) "Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.1Jo 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.