ARE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

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ARE MEMBERS OF THE
CHURCH OF CHRIST THE
ONLY ONES GOING TO
HEAVEN?
• ABRASIVE-Heb 10:24 And let us consider
one another to provoke unto love and to
good works: Eph 4:15 But speaking the
truth in love,
• EVASIVE- PHIL 1:17striving together for
the faith of the gospel; 1Co 16:13 ¶
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you
like men, be strong. JUDE 3contend for
the faith which was once delivered unto
the saints.
5 POINTS HELP ANSEWER THE
QUESTION
• GOD HAS A PEOPLE. Tit 2:14 Who
gave himself for us, that he might
redeem us from all iniquity, and
purify unto himself a peculiar
people, zealous of good works.
• GOD HAS SET ASIDE THE FORGIVEN
OBSERVATION #2
• A SPECIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE DESCRIBED
IN A VARITY OF WAYS.
• Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.
• Mt 13 The kingdom of heaven is like:
mustard seed, leaven, treasure, drag net,
pearl of great price, wheat and tares.
• Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That
thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will
build my church; and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it.
• Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and
church of the firstborn.
• Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved,
• Ac 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves,
and to all the flock, over the which the Holy
Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath purchased with
his own blood.
• 1Pe 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among
you, taking the oversight thereof, not by
constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre,
but of a ready mind;
• Eph 1:22 And hath put all things
under his feet, and gave him to be
the head over all things to the
church,
• 23 Which is his body, the fulness
of him that filleth all in all.
• 1Ti 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest
know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in
the house of God, which is the church of the
living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
• 2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and
ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the
Lord Almighty.
• Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in
heaven and earth is named,
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1Co 1:2 Unto the church of GodALL OF
THESE BELONG TO GOD.
• Ro 16:16 Salute one another with an
holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute
you.
• DESCRIPTIONS NOT FORMAL NAMES
OBSERVATION #3
• HE HAS ONLY ONE.
–SPECIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE DESCRIBED IN
A VARITY OF BEAUTIFUL WAYS.
–DAN 6- EST A KINGDOM
–MATT 16:18- MY CHURCH
–Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of
the wife, even as Christ is the head of the
church: and he is the saviour of the body.
–THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT CALLED……………….
OBSERVATION #4
• THIS ONE GROUP OF SPECIAL PEOPLE DOES NOT EXIST IN
ANY AND ALL RELIGIONS.
• NOT ENOUGH TO BE RELIGIOUS.
• Mt 7:21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in heaven
• Mt 7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your
name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
• 23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you;
depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
• Ac 2:1 ¶ When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they
were all with one accord in one place.
• Ac 2:5 ¶ And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews,
devout men, from every nation under heaven.
• Ac 2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know
assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you
crucified, both Lord and Christ."
• 37 ¶ Now when they heard this, they were cut to the
heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men
and brethren, what shall we do?"
• 38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of
you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy
Spirit.
• Ac 10:1 ¶ There was a certain man in Caesarea
Ac
10:47
"Cana centurion
anyoneofforbid
called
Cornelius,
what was
called the
Italian
Regiment,
water,
that
these
should not be
•baptized
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man and
one who
feared God
have
received
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all his household, who gave alms generously
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he they
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them
• 48
Ac 10:22
said, "Cornelius
the to
centurion,
a justin
man,
who fears
God and
be
baptized
theone
name
of the
has a good reputation among all the nation of
Lord.
Then
they
asked
him
to
the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy
stay
days.
angelatofew
summon
you to his house, and to
hear words from you."
• HOW CAN I KNOW THAT THE CHURCH THAT I BELONG IS A
CONGREGATION THAT BELONGS TO GOD?
• 1Pe 4:11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of
God.
• Ga 1:6 ¶ I marvel that you are turning away so soon from
Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different
gospel,
• 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble
you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
• 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let
him be accursed.
• GOD HAS A PEOPLE
• DESCRIBED IN MANY WAYS
• HE HAS ONLY ONE
• NOT ENOUGH TO BE
RELIGIOUS
• I CAN KNOW THAT I AM A
PART OF THAT CHURCH

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