1 The Church In The New Testament Lesson Ten Introduction Introduction If You Stopped Several People On The Street And Asked Them To Describe A Church,

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1 The Church In The New Testament Lesson Ten Introduction Introduction If You Stopped Several People On The Street And Asked Them To Describe A Church, What Would They Say? Some Would Likely Some Would Likely Begin To Describe A Building Or An Organization. Slide 2 2 Introduction (continued) A Building Or An Organization Is Not The Original Meaning Of The Word A Building Or An Organization Is Not The Original Meaning Of The Word Translated Church. In The Greek Language, The Original In The Greek Language, The Original Language Of The New Testament, The Word Translated Church Means The Called Out Or The Assembled Together For A Definite Purpose. The Word Church Was Also Used To Denote The Whole Company Of Redeemed People. The Word Church Was Also Used To Denote The Whole Company Of Redeemed People. Slide 3 3 The Church The Church Is Also Referred To As The Body Of Christ (Ephesians 1:23). The Church Is Also Referred To As The Body Of Christ (Ephesians 1:23). It Is Better To Think It Is Better To Think Of Christs Church As A Living Organ- ism Than As An Organization. Slide 4 4 The Church (continued) Sometimes The Word Church Is Used To Describe A Local Assembly Of Believers That Meets Together In A Particular City Or House Sometimes The Word Church Is Used To Describe A Local Assembly Of Believers That Meets Together In A Particular City Or House (1 Corinthians 1:2; (Matthew 16:18). God Adds People To His God Adds People To His Church When They Surrender Their Lives To Jesus As Lord. As A Part Of His Eternal Plan, He Designed The Purpose Of This Body Of Believers. As A Part Of His Eternal Plan, He Designed The Purpose Of This Body Of Believers. Slide 5 5 Gods Plan For The Church To Be Like Jesus (Romans 8:28-30) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Slide 6 6 Jesus Church The church Of Jesus Christ Is Made Up Of His Disciples It Is Understandable, Then, Why God Would Plan Then, Why God Would Plan That Those In His Church Be That Those In His Church Be Conformed Into His Likeness. Conformed Into His Likeness. He Promises To Justify And He Promises To Justify And Glorify Those In His Body, The Church (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Slide 7 7 Changed Into His Likeness Gods Spirit Provides Christians With The Ability To Be Changed Into His Likeness And To Receive His Glory. Through The Inspired Word We Can Know How To Be Christs Disciples. That Is What He Has Called Us To Be. Slide 8 8 His Disciples The Word Disciple Means To Be A Follower Of Anothers Teaching Or To Discipline Ones Life To Be Like That Of Another. The Word Disciple Means To Be A Follower Of Anothers Teaching Or To Discipline Ones Life To Be Like That Of Another. The Church Is Made Up Of The Church Is Made Up Of Individuals Who Have Committed Their Lives To Be Like Jesus (John 8:31-32). Slide 9 9 Being A True Disciple The Continual Study Of Gods The Continual Study Of Gods Word And The Disciplining Of Your Life To His Teaching Will Help You Be A True Disciple, A Member Of His Body, The Church. This Brings Him Glory. This Brings Him Glory. Slide 10 10 Love One Another (John 13:34-35) "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Jesus Said That When Disciples Love One Another, The World Has Sufficient Evidence To Know Whose Disciples They Are. Jesus Said That When Disciples Love One Another, The World Has Sufficient Evidence To Know Whose Disciples They Are. A Major Identifiable Characteristic Of Christs Church Is The Way They Love One Another. A Major Identifiable Characteristic Of Christs Church Is The Way They Love One Another. Slide 11 11 Living To Glorify God The Lord Wants You To Be Blessed And Glorified By Him, As Well As To Bring Glory To Him. Slide 12 12 Ephesians 1:11-12; 3:20-21 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory... Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Slide 13 13 Glorified Through His Church The Lord Empowers His Church To Do More Than We Could Imagine. It Is Through His Church That He Will Be Glorified Forever. Slide 14 14 Jesus Brought Glory To God John 17:4 I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. In This Verse, Jesus Explains How He Brought Glory To God. You Also Can Glorify God By Doing What He Has For You To Do As A Part Of His Church. The Church Will Bring Glory To God As A Body Of Believers By Accomplishing What God Has Purposed For Us, The Church, To Do. Slide 15 15 Worshippers of God To Worship Means To Adore Or Praise God So That He Will Receive The Glory And Honor He Deserves. To Worship Means To Adore Or Praise God So That He Will Receive The Glory And Honor He Deserves. Slide 16 16 True Worship Jesus Discusses True Worship From Gods Perspective In John Chapter Four. Jesus Discusses True Worship From Gods Perspective In John Chapter Four. In This Passage Of Scripture Jesus Was Speaking To A Woman From Samaria. In This Passage Of Scripture Jesus Was Speaking To A Woman From Samaria. He Told Her Something About Her He Told Her Something About Her Personal Life That Revealed To Her That He Must Be A Prophet. Therefore, She Asked Him About The Therefore, She Asked Him About The Right Place To Worship, Likely Thinking A Prophet Would Know About Such Matters. Jesus Reply Indicates That True Jesus Reply Indicates That True Worship Is Not About A Place To Go But A Condition Of The Heart. That Is What Gives Glory To God. That Is What Gives Glory To God. Slide 17