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A Christian Is A Member Of The Body Of Christ

Preface What does it mean to be a Christian? Being a Christian means a great deal. Fortunately, God has given us all the information we need to know about what being a Christian really means. As we study His saving message, we discover that a Christian is a member of the body of Christ, which is the church (see Colossians ...

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How Should The Local Church Raise Money?

Preface How should the local church raise money? As you study the practices of many churches, you will notice that there are many different methods that are used to raise money. But, this question is not a question about which method raises the most funds. Rather, this is a question about what the Bible authorizes relative to the local church ...

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How Did Local Churches Worship God In The New Testament?

Preface How did local churches of Christ in the New Testament worship God in their assemblies? If we are interested in holding fast the pattern of sound words God has revealed in the pages of the New Testament (2 Timothy 1:13) and doing all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:17), we will be interested in ...

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What Is The Difference Between The Universal And Local Church?

Preface               What is the difference between the “universal” and the “local” church? Whenever you read the Bible, you read about the word “church” being used in various ways. Sometimes it is singular. Sometimes it is plural. Sometimes it seems to just be used in reference to a local group of people. Sometimes it is used in a very broad ...

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The Church Of Christ (Lesson 8: The Worship Of The Local Church)

Summary God is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. Since God is seeking those who will worship Him, we need to be concerned with studying the subject of worship. Please notice that God is not seeking those who will worship Him in just any way they desire to worship Him. Rather, He is seeking those ...

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The Church Of Christ (Lesson 7: The Work Of The Local Church)

Summary             God has authorized the local church to exist – and He has done so for some specific reasons. Among these reasons, we can plainly observe that God has authorized some specific work to be accomplished by the local church. That is, a locally organized group of Christians (a local church) can work in conjunction with one another as ...

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The Church Of Christ (Lesson 6: The Organizational Structure Of The Local Church)

Summary             In lesson 5 we saw some differences in how the Bible uses the word “church” in a universal sense and in a local sense. Among the differences we observed was regarding its organizational structure. In contrast with the universal church (and its lack of an earthly organizational structure), God has given each local church a specific organizational structure. ...

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The Church Of Christ (Lesson 5: The Universal And Local Church)

Summary As we saw in lesson 1 of this study, the word “church” (from the Greek word “ekklesia”) is used in various ways in the Scriptures. Most notably, this word is used with regard to God’s people. Then, whenever it is used in reference to God’s people, it is frequently used in reference to two things:  The “universal” and the ...

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The Christian’s Attitude Toward The Assemblies Of The Local Church

Summary What is your attitude toward the assemblies of the local church? That is, what is your mindset toward the times the local church you are a member of assembles together? Are you deeply invested in your service to God as an active member of that local church? Do you make every effort to be in attendance when the local ...

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