The church of Christ series has become one of our favorite studies we have recently produced. This fundamental series deals with the unique nature and design of the Lord's church. Lessons included are: The Nature of the New Testament church, The Singularity of the church, The Essentially of the church; The Lord's church is not a Denomination...and much more.Read More
The Lord Jesus Christ said, “I will build my church,” Matthew 16:18.
Welcome to our study on the church of Christ. What do you know about the church
of Christ? Maybe you've heard some things. Maybe you've been taught some things.
Maybe you wonder where the things you’ve learned are in the Bible. Maybe you wonder
what the church of Christ is. We welcome you today to this study.
"I plead with you brethren by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you all speak the
same thing and that there be no divisions among you," 1 Corinthians 1:10.
The word denomination has multiple meanings. It can mean division or naming
after another. When we refer to denominations, we're talking about religious groups that
carry men's names and religious groups that cause division rather than unity in the body
of Christ. Why is it that the Lord's church must not be a denomination? As we look to
Scripture, we find a host of reasons why denominations are not acceptable to Almighty
"No other foundation can any man lay except that which is laid which is Jesus Christ," 1
In this series lesson, we're discussing the true nature of the Lord's church. What is
the church of Christ and its nature really like? What are the fundamentals? What's its
design? What makes it stand out as unique? What do we really learn about the Lord's
church from the Bible? In this lesson specifically, we'll talk about identifying truths of the
church that we find in the Bible.
Jesus said, "You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free."
It's always important to have the facts and the truth on one's side and make sure
that we understand what we're discussing in any situation. The same is true when it
comes to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes I hear some common
misconceptions that people think they know about the Lord's church, the church of the
Bible, but often those are not true.
Acts 2:47 says, "And the Lord added to the church daily, those who were being saved."
What church should a person attend? I remember recently reading a newspaper
article in which the whole front-page article was all about different couples who were
making decisions as to what church they felt was best for them. As I read the article it
was as though you were going to a department store that fit you best or you're going to
a restaurant that your taste liked it the best.
To a church that had a host of problems and sins to deal with, the apostle Paul said,
"Let all things be done decently and in order," 1 Corinthians 14:40.
In a world where there is mass confusion, chaos, and even anarchy at the
religious level. What does God expect from His church as it relates to church order,
following His will, holding His commandments, and doing things the way God wants us
to do? Those are some of the questions that we hope to answer in today's lesson from
The apostle Paul asked a great question in Romans 4:3, “For what does the Scripture
We want to emphasize that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, the church we
read about in the Bible, is unique because of its emphasis solely upon the Scriptures
and the authority of the Bible. What makes the Church stand out today? Why is it so
unique in a world filled with so much subjective thinking? The Lord's church, the New
Testament Christians place their emphasis on the word of God and the Bible as the final
source of revelation and the answer to all religious questions.
The apostle Paul encouraged the elders at Ephesus to shepherd, or oversee, the
church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. Is the church essential to
salvation? Must I be a member of the church that you read about in the Bible to go to
heaven? Is it something I must be a part of to be right with God? This is the question
that we hope to look to God's word to give the answer to today.