The Kingdom of God

Text: Matthew 6:33 Prophecy of the Kingdom – Isaiah 2:2-4; Daniel 2:44-45 Nature of the Kingdom – John 18:36 Establishment of the Kingdom – Mark 9:1; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4 Components of the Kingdom King – Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:22-23 Capital – 1 Peter 3:22 Domain – Daniel 2:44; Mark 16:15 Citizens – Colossians 1:13 Law […]

Some Things the Kingdom of God is Not

The Kingdom of God is not… To Be Established in the Future – Mark 1:15; Colossians 1:13 Perishable – Daniel 2:44-45; Matthew 16:18 A Democracy – Ephesians 1:22-23 Of This World – John 18:36 Food or Drink – Romans 14:16-17 Home to All – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

What Caused the New Testament Church to Grow?

Their Message: The Gospel – Acts 2 Their Conviction – Acts 4:19-20; 5:27-32 Fear of God – Acts 5:11-14; 9:31 Persecution – Acts 8:1-4 Open Examination of the Scriptures – Acts 17:1-4,10-12

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 Bounds of Scripture

Text: 2 John 9 We must not go outside or beyond what God has instructed Noah & the Ark – Genesis 6 Cities of Refuge – Numbers 35 Ship – Acts 27 Church – Ephesians 5:23

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 […]