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Things To Know





You should know that, in 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 baptism requires--
Much water. Jno. 3:23; Acts 10:47.
Going down into the water. Acts 8:36-38.
A burial in water. Rom. 6:3-4; Co/. 2:12.
A resurrection. Acts 8:39; Rom. 6:4; Co/. 2:12.
A birth. Jno. 3:3-5; Rom. 6:3-6.
A washing. Acts 22:16; Heb. 10:22.
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.  1 Cor. 3:11.
Not built on Peter, Paul or any other man. 1 Cor. 1:12-13.
Composed of the saved, who are added to it by the Lord Who saves them. Acts 2:47.
You should know that by baptism--
You are saved from sins. Mk. 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21.
You have remission of sins. Acts 2:38.
Sins are washed away by the blood of Christ. Acts 22:16; Heb. 9:22; 10:22; 1 Pet. 3:21.
You enter into the church. 1 Cor. 12:13; Acts 2:41,47.
You enter into Christ. Gal. 3:26-27; Rom. 6:3-4.
You put on Christ and become a child of God. Gal. 3:26-27.
You walk in newness of life. Rom. 6:3-6.
You are born again, a new creature. Rom. 6:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:17.
You obey Christ. Mk. 16:15-16; Acts 10:48; 2 Thes. 1:7-9.
You should know that members of the church are called--
Members of Christ. 1 Cor. 12:27; 6:15; Rom. 12:4-5.
Disciples of Christ Acts 6.1,7, 11.26.
Believers. Acts 5.14; 2 Cor 6:15
Saints. Acts 9:13, Rom 1:7, Phil 1:1
Priests. 1 Pet. 2:5,9, Rev 1:6
Children of God. Gal. 326-27; 1 Jno. 3:1-2.
Christians. Acts 11:26; 26.28; 1 Pet. 4:16.
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. Jas. 5:16: Acts 2:42; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; 1 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; 20:7; Matt. 26:26-30; 1 Cor. 11:20-32.
Give, liberally and cheerfully. 1 Cor. 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 8:1-5; 9:6-8.
You should know that the local church has--
Elders (also called bishops and pastors) who oversee and tend the flock. 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-4. 
Deacons, who serve the church. 1 Tim. 3:8-13; Phil. 1:1. 
Evangelists (preachers, ministers), who teach and proclaim the word of God. Eph. 4:11; 1 Tim. 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, in New Testament times, there was--
One family of God. Eph. 3:15; 1 Tim. 3:15.
One kingdom of Christ. Matt. 16:18-19; Col. 1:13-14.
One body of Christ. Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4.
One bride of Christ. Rom. 7:1-7; Eph. 5:22-32.
One church of Christ. Matt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4-6.
You should know that the Lord Jesus Christ--
Loved the church. Eph. 5:25.
Shed His blood for the church. Acts 20:28.
Established the church. Matt. 16:18.
Added saved people to the church. Acts 2:47.
Is the head of the church. Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23.
Will save the church. Acts 2:47; Eph. 5:23.
You should know that the same church today--
Is guided by the same word. 1 Pet. 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. I Cor. 1:10-13; Eph. 4:1-6.
Is faithful to Christ. Lk. 6:46; Rev. 2:10; Mk. 8:38.
Wears the name of Christ. Rom. 16:16; Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16.
You should know that man did not--
Purpose the church. Eph. 3:10-11.
Purchase the church. Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:25.
Name its members. Isa. 56:5; 62:2; Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16.
Add people to the church. Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 12:18.
Give the church its doctrine. Gal. 1:8-11; 2 Jno. 9-11.
You should know that you can be a member of this church--
By doing what people did 1900 years ago. Acts 2:36-47.
Without being in any denomination. Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 1:10-13.
You should know that, to enter the church, you must--
Believe in Jesus Christ. Heb. 11:6; Jno. 8:24; Acts 16:3 1.
Repent of your sins. Lk. 13:3; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 17:30.
Confess faith in Jesus. Matt. 10:32; Acts 8:37; Rom. 10:9-10.
Be baptized. Matt. 28:19; Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38; 10:48; 22:16.
You should know that a child of God--
Can be lost. 1 Cor. 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. 1 Pet. 2:9-10; 1 Jno. 1:5-10.