The Lord’s Church

Text: Matthew 16:18 This is the first in a series of lessons about different churches. There are many different churches in the religious world. We need to know why they are different and why that is important. In this lesson, we will look at the church that Jesus established – the one shown to us […]

Why Were They Called Churches of Christ?

Text: Romans 16:16 Paul referred to the congregations with which he was associated as “churches of Christ.” Many brethren, in an effort to follow the New Testament pattern, have also used this to identify local churches. But some have tried to distance themselves from this name. Our desire must be to please Christ and serve […]

Names of the Church

Text: Matthew 16:18 Jesus promised to build His church, but what church is it? It is the church we can read about in the NT. Does it have a name? There are a few names that can be given, each one teaching us something about the Lord’s church. Church of Christ (Romans 16:16) Used for […]

Is the Church of Christ a Denomination?

The answer to this question could be ‘yes’ or ‘no’ depending on what one has in mind. This lesson will examine three things: the church of Christ, a church of Christ, and “Church of Christ.” The Church of Christ This is simply the church that belongs to Christ — He would build it (Matthew 16:18), […]

What Makes Churches of Christ Different Than Denominations?

Text: Romans 16:16 Note: This is not intended to endorse every congregation that wears the name “church of Christ.” For the purpose of this outline, the “churches of Christ” are those who are faithfully following the New Testament pattern. Not Based on Our Name Many churches of Christ do not follow the NT pattern (Revelation […]

Will Only Members of the Church of Christ be Saved?

Jesus Possesses All Authority – Matthew 28:18 New Testament Teaching about the Church – Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 5:23 Is the Lord’s Church Made up of Individuals or Denominations? – John 15:1-6 Caution: Not Every “Church of Christ” is “of Christ” – Revelation 3:1 How Do We Become Part of the Lord’s Church that Will be […]

The Church of Christ

Text: Matthew 16:13-19 Characteristics of Christ’s Church: It Belongs to Christ – Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23 Its Foundation is the Deity of Christ It Was Not in Existence at that Time – but soon (Matthew 16:28) The “Church” is Synonymous with the “Kingdom” Death Would Not Destroy the Church – Daniel 2:44 It Follows the […]