CONCEPT "CHURCH"

"What God has put together let no man put asunder"

CHRIST AND THE CHURCH

EPHESIANS 5:24-32

Church=Community ekklesia=Greek edah=Hebrew

berith=Hebrew

diatheke=Greek=Testament

CONCEPT "CHURCH" IN OLD TESTAMENT (Psalm 144)

Genesis 28:12-17 Jacob’s ladder - the house of God, the gate of Heaven

Isaias 9:6-7 From His birth and forever

Micheas 5:2 from Bethlehem but from Eternity and to the ends of the earth

Dan 2:44 But in the days of those kingdoms the God of heaven will set up

a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, and his kingdom shall not be

delivered up to another people, and it shall break in pieces, and shall

consume all these kingdoms, and itself shall stand forever

Osee 2:24 And I will say to that which was not my people: Thou art my people

Psalms 21:28 all the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord.

And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his sight.

For the Kingdom is the Lord’s, and he shall have dominion over

the nations.

Psalms 67:17&25

A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: for the Lord shall dwell

unto the end--of my king who is in his sanctuary

Psalms 88: 6 The heavens shall confess thy wonders, O Lord ,and

your truth in the church of the saints

Psalms 88:34 nor will I suffer my truth to fail. Neither will I profane my covenant,

and the words that proceed from my mouth I will not make void.

Psalms 144:13 Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages: and your dominion

endureth throughout all generations

Psalms 149:1 Sing to the Lord a new canticle:

let his praise be in the church of the saints

Jer 23:5 a king shall reign

Ezek 34:23 I will set up one shepherd over them - I will make a covenant of peace with them

CONCEPT "CHURCH" IN CHRIST’S WORDS (Matt. 13:38-52)

Luke 22:29 I give to you the kingdom

Matt 28:20 kingdom to last all days even to the end

Acts 9:4 Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me

Matt 3:2 John - kingdom now (church)

Matt 4:17 Christ - kingdom now (church)

Matt 6:33 seek first the kingdom

Matt 11:11 kingdom assaulted - John least in the kingdom

John 3:13 no human in the kingdom in the sky

Matt 12:28 miracles prove kingdom already here on earth

Matt 13:11 kingdom a mystery

Matt 13:13 Jews cannot see the kingdom

Matt 13:24-30 kingdom has good seeds and bad seeds

Matt 13:31-35 kingdom like mustard seed (must grow)

Matt 13:38 kingdom on earth (field is the world)

Matt 13:41 there will be scandals in the kingdom

Matt:13:44 kingdom like a great treasure

Matt 13:47 kingdom like a net of fish (good and bad)

Matt 13:52 kingdom to have some old and some new laws

Matt 18:23-35 kingdom includes Purgatory

Matt 19:12 kingdom to have virgins

Matt 20 kingdom would not do away with old law but complete it

Matt 21:43 kingdom will be transfered from Jews to Gentiles

Matt 21:42 Christ will be the head of the corner stone

Matt 25:11 kingdom like ten virgins- in last generation- to end

Acts 1:3-6 Apostles still did not understand that the kingdom was a spiritual kingdom Luke 17:21 kingdom within you

Luke 23:20 established kingdom (new covenant in my blood)

Matt 18:17 Christ to Apostles called (HIS) kingdom "church

CONCEPT "CHURCH" IN APOSTLES’ WORDS (Ephesians 2:19)

Rev 1:6 made us to be a kingdom, and priests to God His Father

Eph 2:19 fellow citizens with the saints, and Domestics of God

Col 4:11 these only are my helpers in the kingdom of God

1 Thess 2:12 walk worthy of God, who has called you unto his kingdom

Eph 4:16 to the building up of itself in love. the whole body (being closely joined and knit together through every joint of the system according to the functioning in due measure of each single part) derives its increase

A brotherhood: 1 Cor 6:5, 1 John 3:10-17, Acts

Sons of God: Rom 9:26, 2 Cor 6:16-18, Heb 2:10

Household or family: Acts 2:36, Acts 7:42, Heb 3:2-6, 1 Pet 2:5

Body of Christ: Rom 12:5, Eph 1:23

Bride of Christ: Eph 5:21, Eph 5:24-27, Eph 29-all, Eph 31-all, Rev 19:7

Rev 22:17,

Vineyard and Flock: 1 Cor 3:59, Rom 11:16-24, Rom 12:5,

Baptized into His death: Rom 6:1-5, 1 Cor 12:13

Christ in us: 2 Cor 4:10-12

Part of his body: Rom 12:5, 1 Cor 12:14, 2 Cor 4:7-12,

UNIVERSAL OR CATHOLIC KINGDOM (Rev: 5:10)

Micheas 5:4 and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to

the ends of the earth.

Aggeus 2:8 And I will move all nations: and the desired of all nations shall come:

and I will fill this house with glory

Zach 2:4 Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls, by reason of the multitude of

men - 2:11 and I will dwell in the midst of them

Rev 5:10 out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and He has made

them for our God a kingdom and priests, and they shall reign over the earth

Heb 12:22 But you have come to Mount Sion, and to the city of the living God,

the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, and to the Church of the firstborn who are enrolled in the heavens, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect and to Jesus, mediator of a new covenant

Rev 7:9 a multitude from all nations, tribes, and peoples, and tongues

VISIBLE KINGDOM (Acts 20:28)

Luke 22:29 I give to you, as my Father gave to me, a kingdom

Acts 6:6 kingdom with deacons

Titus 1:3 kingdom with priests

1 Tim 5:17 kingdom with priests

Acts 14:22 kingdom with priests

Acts 20:28 kingdom with bishops

Titus 1:7 kingdom with bishops

Matt 16:18-19 kingdom with cornerstone "Peter"

John 20:23 kingdom with forgiveness of sins

Heb 12:22-24 COMPLETE SUMMARY OF CHURCH

ONLY ONE KINGDOM OR CHURCH (Eph 4:3-6)

What God has put together let no man put assunder (Christ and His bride, the Church)

John 17:11 that they may be one even as we are one, I in them,

and thou in me; that they may be made perfect in one

Eph 5:30 For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it,

as also Christ doth the church: because

we are members of his body,

of his flesh, and of his bones - - this is a great sacrament:

but I speak in Christ and in the church

Gal 2:1-2 I conferred with them on the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles,

but separately with the men of authority;

lest perhaps I should be running,

or had run in vain.

Eph 4:3-6 preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace -

one Lord, one faith, one Baptism -

until we all attain to the unity of the faith

Gal 3:28 For you are all one in Christ Jesus

Ezechiel 34:23 I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them,

even my servant, David, be shall feed them,

and he shall be their shepherd

GOD IN HIS CHURCH IN ALL THE TABERNACLES (Heb 13:10)

Genesis 3:24 to keep THE WAY to the tree of life

Genesis 3:22 lest they take and eat and LIVE FOREVER

John 6 :all He who eats this bread shall LIVE FOREVER

Matt 26:28 this is my blood of the new covenent

Hebrews 13:10 we have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle

Zach 2:11 I will dwell in the midst of thee -for he is risen up out of his holy habitation.

Rev 19:9 Blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb

Rev 13:6 and he opened his mouth to blaspheme against God, to blaspheme His name,

and His tabernacle

Rev 21:3 behold the tabernacle of God with men,

Rev 22:15 they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates

into the city, without are dogs

Rev 22:17 the spirit and the bride (church) say: come

Daniel 8:11 and it took away from Him the CONTINUAL SACRIFICE,

and cast down the place of His sanctuary

Daniel 8:13 the saints said: "How long shall be the vision, concerning the continual sacrifice, and the sin of the desolation

Daniel 11:31 they shall defile the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away

the continual sacrifice

Daniel 12:11 from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away,

and the bomination of desolatioan shall be set up

1 Cor. 10:16 The chalice of benediction, which we bless, is it not the communion

of the blood of Christ. And the bread, which we break,

is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord.

1 Cor. 10:21 you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord,

and the table of devils.

1 Cor. 11:28 Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread,

or drink the chalice of the Lord

unworthily, shall be quilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.

1 Cor. 11:29 For he that eat and drink unworthily,

eateth and drinketh judgment to himself,

not discerning the body of the Lord.

THE POWER IN THE CHURCH (1 Cor 4:20)

1 Cor 4:20 for the kingdom of God is not in puffed up speech

but in power

Heb 2:4 God bears witness by signs, wonders, miracles

Rom 15:19 by the virtue of signs and wonders in the power of HS

1 Cor 1:18 not words but the power of HS

1 Cor 2:4 not in persuasive words but in power

2 Cor 13:4-10 power of God in Paul

2 Tim 3:4 they have the appearance of good but not the power of God

Acts 8:29 And the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go up...'"

Rom 8:27 Spirit intercedes for the saints...

Acts 5:12 Apostles did signs and wonders

Acts 8:13 great miracles and signs

Acts 8:39 Spirit carried Philip away

Acts 9:8 his eyes were opened

Acts 9:17 receive sight

PRIESTS ONLY (Acts 14:22)

Priest one who performs the rites of sacrifice

Titus 1:5 - appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you

Acts 20:28 HS appointed you overseers, to tend church

Lk 22:19 do this in memory of me

Jn 20:22 As Father sent me, I send you...receive HS

Acts 6:6 the apostles prayed and laid hands on them

Acts 13:3 they laid hands on them & sent them off

Acts 14:22 they appointed presbyters in each church

1 Tim 4:14 grace; imposition of hands of presbyterate

2 Tim 1:6 gift of God you have thru imposition of hands

Rom 3:3-4 will their infidelity nullify fidelity of God-no

2 Tim 2:13 if we are unfaithful, he remains faithful