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Bible Doctrine (Ecclesiology and Eschatology)
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The church is first mentioned by Jesus in what passage?
Church (Simple Definition)
A called-out assembly
Matthew through Acts reveal the ____________ ___________ of the church.
The Epistles are the nuts and bolts of church ___________ and ____________.
Church (Working Definition)
A church is a group of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission.
How many times is the word church used in the New Testament?
The emphasis in the New Testament is overwhelmingly laid on the "_______" nature of the church.
The word church is ________ used in the New Testament to refer to a national or regional church.
The church is a ______ body of baptized believers.
The church was a __________ to the Old Testament saints.
A sacred secret revealed in God's timing.
The church was not _________.
It is a(n) _________ to equate the church and the nation of Israel.
God makes a ____________ between Israel and the church.
The church is not the ____________.
The church was ___________ in the New Testament.
The church was first revealed by....
The Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the ______________, __________, and ______ of the church. (3 roles of Christ concerning the church)
Foundation, Builder, Head
What is the Supreme Court for the Christian?
The church began with ________ ________.
The church was empowered at _____________.
Implications of the beginning and empowering of the church (List 2)
The Great Commission
has been given to the church, The ordinances are
How does God reveal the nature of the church to us?
By providing Biblical images and metaphors
We need to conform our view of the church to...
Four Images of the Church
The People of God, The Body of Christ, The Household of God, The Bride of Christ
Because the church is represented as the people of God, it shows that the church _________ to God.
Peculiar (Definition in relation to the church)
We uniquely belong to God
Implications of Being the People of God (Church Metaphor)
We have His
Sign of God's Ownership of the church
Circumcision is that of the heart (Rom. 2:28-29)
Christ is the ______ of the church, and individual believers are the ___________. (Body of Christ Metaphor)
(Christ is) Head , (Believers are) Members
The emphasis in the body of Christ
Christ's work is carried on through His...
The visible manifestation of the body of Christ on earth
A local church
The church is not a business - it is a ______.
We are God's _________. (Household of God metaphor)
God __________ in His household.
The church as the bride of Christ is in a ___________ ______ with the Savior.
Implications of Being the Bride of Christ (Church Metaphor)
We have been
by Christ, We are
to Christ, We are
The measure of a church
Its likeness to Christ
Requirements for membership
A regenerate heart, A confession of faith, A reception of baptism, A Christian deportment
4 ways of receiving members
Baptism, Letter of commendation, Statement of faith, Restoration after discipline
We refer to baptism as ________ baptism.
What two things did Jesus leave the church?
A body of doctrine, ordinances
The things Christ ordered that we do
List the two ordinances
Baptism, The Lord's supper
For baptism to be right, you need
The right candidate, the right mode, the right authority
Who is the right candidate for baptism?
A saved individual
What is the right mode of baptism?
Who has the right authority to perform baptisms?
Baptism ______ a believer with the Lord and with the local church.
Five things about the Lord's supper
Commemorative, Pictorial, Prophetic, Symbolic, Purified
Coming in an unworthy manner
3 ways churches observe the Lord's supper
Closed, Open, Close
Closed (Lord's Supper)
Only members of the church can observe the Lord's supper
Open (Lord's Supper)
Anyone can observe the Lord's supper
Close (Lord's Supper)
Those saved, baptized, and of like faith can observe the Lord's supper
The two offices of the New Testament church
What three words are used to refer to pastors in the New Testament?
Pastor, Bishop, Elder
A pastor must be _________.
Having no handles
Which office of the New Testament church is singular?
Which office of the New Testament church is plural?
List the eight distinctives of the New Testament church?
Biblical authority, Autonomy of the Church, Priesthood of Believers, Two Offices, Individual Soul Liberty, Saved Baptized Church Membership, Two Church Ordinances, Separation of Church and State
Truth was determined by revelation from an authority.
Truth was determined by human reasoning and science.
How do we determine truth now?
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
1 Timothy 3:15
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
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