Church Of Christ What is it? Is it the religion…
Church Of Christ
What is it? Is it the religion that all men should follow today? If there is only one body or church why are there so many different Christian denominations in our world today? What’s the Church of Christ established by man or Jesus Christ himself?
What is the Church of Christ?
The Greek word for church is ekklesia and it is translated to me the called out ones from the world to the body of Christ or church. The church or body is made up of humble repented and baptized Disciples of Jesus Christ Mark 16:16;Matthew 28:19)
The Greek word, ”Kuriakos,”is translated to mean to belong to God and Christ body. The Church of Christ therefore is got Messianic Kingdom on Earth today being ruled by the Messiah himself. Watch the Church of Christ or God’s Kingdom ever ever told by the prophets?
The Church of Christ in Prophecy
Isaiah 2:2-3 740 BC
•Isaiah predicted that Yahweh will set up a temple in the last days.
•this Temple allegorically speaks of the Kingdom or church that was to be set up in these last days.
•It would be set up on a mountain (which allegorically speaks of the pre-eminence over All other kingdoms or temples).
•All Nations will stream into it (which is an indication that it will be a universal Temple or Kingdom).
•It will be set up when the law goes out from Zion and the word of Yahweh from out of Jerusalem.
•Prophet Daniel makes a similar prediction of the coming of the Kingdom or Church of God.
Daniel 2:31-45; Daniel 7:23-28
•Daniel here interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
•Daniel predicted that the kingdom of God will be set up doing the fourth subsequent World Kingdom what were they?
1. Babylon verse 31.
•Nebuchadnezzar was king when the prophecy was honored in 600 BC.
•This Kingdom fail in start for the 6 BC it was represented by the head of gold.
2. Medo- Persia verse 32.
•The second Kingdom to rise up out of the Earth before God establishes his kingdom was medo-persian.
•This kingdom was established by Cyrus King of Persia and Darius king of media.
•this Kingdom fell to Macedonian in 330 BC. It was represented by the breast and arms of silver.
3. Macedonia- verse 32
•The Macedonian kingdom was established by Alexander the great son of Philip Macedon.
•At his death in 323 BC, the kingdom which he had carved out by his military genius was divided among his generals. This kingdom was represented by the belly and thighs of brass.
The fourth beast that will rise up out of the Earth before God will establish his kingdom would be the Roman Kingdom.
•It it was establish has a world power by octavius Caesar in 30 BC.
•The Roman Kingdom what’s represented by the leg of iron and a feet of iron and clay.
•In the days of these Kings refers to the time of universal empire and smoke the image upon his feet signifies that the event was Daniel for saw the establish of the Kingdom Church of God, the coming of the Messiah. It would be after the beginning of the Roman empire and during it’s existance. It was in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar when John came preaching the kingdom of God (Luke 3:1-2).
When was the kingdom established? Was the church/ Kingdom set up while Jesus was here on Earth?
A. Matthew 6:9-10 Jesus prayer was that the kingdom would come.
B. Matthew 16:18-19 Jesus promised to build his church Apple Peter confesses Jesus as Ben the Messiah the Son of the living God and then promise to give Peter the keys (which allegorically speaks of the word of God) to the Kingdom of Heaven.
C. During Jesus earthly ministry the church (or Kingdom) was not yet established. The kingdom of God the church was still yet in Prophecy. What would be the sign of the kingdom of God?
1. The kingdom will come with the Holy Spirit Joel 2:28-32.
•Joel predicts that the God of heaven will pour out his Spirit on all flesh in these last days.
2. The kingdom of God will come with power Mark 9:1
•There would be some of the apostles who was still be alive when the kingdom of God come with power (except for Judas)
•This indicates that the kingdom/ Church of Christ will come doing the lifetime of some of the Apostles and that the kingdom will come before the year of 1914 As told by The Watchtower Society. Did this power ever come if so when?
3. The power will come with the Holy Spirit Acts 1:8
•The apostles will receive power after which the Holy Spirit has come up on them.
4. The Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-4
•It it was on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came at what happened when the Holy Spirit came?
•the kingdom cutting with the power.
•the power came with the Holy Spirit.
•the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost.
•the church Kingdom came that day 33 ad in Jerusalem the city in which the kingdom of God will be established.
•we know that the kingdom came that day because Jesus on David’s throne and on the right hand of the father that day Acts2:1-47.
Isaiah 2:2-3; Luke 24:47
•Remember, Isaiah said that the temple of God will be established when the law goes out from Jerusalem.
•Acts 2:1-21-the law went out from Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
•The date of Pentecost fair for was the beginning of the church /Kingdom of Christ.
•This church/kingdom today is the Church of Jesus Christ. How does one become a member of fist church or kingdom of God?
John 3:5; Acts 2:37,38, 41,47
•To become a member of this church/ Kingdom of Christ one must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of your sins.
•the Lord Our God will then give you the free promise gift of the Holy Spirit.
•God will then add you to the church the kingdom Messiah.
•The Kingdom/Church was not established was set up in 1914 AD as taught by the Watchtower Society, the kingdom instead was established in 33 AD in the city of Jerusalem the first Pentecost Alpha the resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ into the heavens. How much did it cost for Jesus to build his church?
Acts 20:28 1 Peter 1:19
•Whereas it cost multi-million dollars and silver gold straws brick to build these beautiful cathedrals that we see on every corner, it cost Jesus his own precious blood his life to build his church or the Church of God.
•Why is it so important for Jesus to shed his blood to build his church?
Ephesians 1:7; 2:13
In the Church of God, disciples receive redemptions through for blood of Jesus (Colossians 1:20 Revelation 1:5).
•Is the Pope the head of the church (See Denominationalism)
•why should all be a member of the Church of Christ?
Colossians 1 15-18
•Jesus Is God and creator of all things and he is the preeminent of everything that he has created.
•the church is the body of Christ.
•Disciple/Christian’s makes up the body of Christ which is the church.
•Christ if the head off the church and the savior of the body.
•To be saved therefore one must be apart of Christ’s body and subjected to the Head.
•May one live without his head connected to his own body? No.
•May one be disconnected from the church and be saved? WHY? because to be saved one must be connected with the head, Jesus Christ to be saved, Jesus is the savior of the body which is the church.
•As God and CREATOR of all things, the head of the the, Jesus Christ is above all things and because of Him, all things exists because of him. This includes you.
•Vs-16- You should be a member of Jesus Church because Jesus is above all things, all powers, kingdom, rulers, and authorities.
•To be apart of Jesus Church is to be apart of the Creator of all things.
•Are you willing to be a member of the church of the Creator of all things, Jesus Christ?
•How many churches are there?
1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:4
•There is only one body or church
•By one Spirit we were all baptized into this one body.
•This one body is the Church of Christ.
•If there is all I want body for church why are there so many denominations and I will today?
Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 4:1-2
•Paul predicted that false leaders (ferocious wolves) will rise up within the Church of God in order to draw a way many disciples after themselves.
•Many disciples will open the true faith and listen to Demon inspired teachers.
•These times are here today they are in our religious organizations and churches now as we speak.
•How does Jesus ever inspired apostoles feel about religious divisions within our churches today?
John 17:21; 1 Corinthians 1: 10-12
•Jesus pray that his disciples will be one so that the world may believe that Jesus has sent them.
•However Jesus and the apostles prayers were unheeded and Jesus is grieved at the fact that there are so many different denominations and divisions within the Christian faith today.
•God desired that there be no divisions Among The fellowship of Disciples of Jesus Christ.
•Yet, America loan has over 250 different denominations oh built or set up by men who would not inspired by God.
•What awesome major denominations that was set up by men if these last days?
1) Catholic Church Boniface third Rome Italy 606 AD
2) LUTHERAN CHURCH MARTIN LUTHER’S FOLLOWERS GERMANY 1530 AD
3) Methodist Church John/Charles Wesley England 1729 AD
4) Presbyterian John Calvin Switzerland 1535 AD
5)Baptist In 1612, Thomas Helwys
6)Mormon church Joseph Smith America 1830 AD
7) the Watchtower society and Jehovah’s Witnesses Charles t Russell America 1874 AD
•What Warren East does God give against denominationalism or a religious organization fat God himself has not established?
•We must make sure that we are member of the House that was built by Yahweh God himself.
•to be a member of a house of any other house other than the house that Yahweh Build the laborers labor in vain why?
•Jesus tells us that every plant that is coming father has not planted will be rooted up on the last day.
• To be a member of the true church it must be planted or built by God himself, not a man.
•Was your church established by God or man?
•What kind of people is the church made up of?
Church of Christ is made up baptized disciple who have obeyed the disciple Making commission To go Make Disciples of all Nations.
The Church of Christ is made up of fruit-bearing disciples who have been washed by the word of God.
•To be a part of Christ and his church one must bear much fruit for Jesus showing themselves to be his disciples.
•Disciple of the Church of Christ are devoted to the apostles Doctrine (Bible daily Bible study), daily prayer, daily fellowship, daily breaking of bread (which includes the Lord’s supper), meeting needs of other disciples.
• You must be devoted to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and a member of the Church of Christ.
• The saved are added to the church up on repentance and baptism (Acts 2:37-38, 41, 47)
•How did the Church of Christ multiply in the first century?
Acts 4:4; 5:14; 6:1,7
1. The church multiplied as a result of Disciples obedient to the great commission.
2. They were scattered due to persecution. Are you apart of the Disciple making church/ kingdom of Christ?
3. Today, the church of Christ is an international fellowship of Disciples of every Nations of the globe who has called on the name of the LORD Jesus Christ and were washed in BAPTISM for the remission of their sins and have drank of the one Spirit? Will you become a disciple of Jesus Christ today?