By David Watson

Benchley, June 25, 2017

  • Acts 8:1-3
  • Understanding the word church
    • Ekklesia – called out group (Acts 19:32)
    • Universal (all saved people everywhere)
      • Ephesians 5:23; 4:4
      • Matthew 16:18
      • Hebrews 12:23 (Luke 10:20)
      • I Thessalonians 4:16
    • Local (saved people working together as a congregation)
      • Romans 16:16
      • I Corinthians 1:2
  • I answer to Christ first!
    • Acts 11:19-26
    • Romans 6:3 (I Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27)
    • I Corinthians 5:1-2
    • Not: I am church of Christ
      • Better: I am a Christian
    • Not: A church of Christ preacher
      • Better: A gospel preaching
  • I am on a team!
    • Philippians 1:1, 27; 4:15
    • I Timothy 5:16
    • Matthew 18:17
    • (Acts 12:5; I Corinthians 14; 16:1-2; Acts 6:1)

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