October 20, 2007
The Church of the Living God
...if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Tim 3:14-15
I. Fundamentals about the church a. When was the church formed? (Acts 2: 41-47) b. Who composed the church initially and who composes it today? (Acts 2:1- 40; Ephesians 2: 13-18). c. What is the relationship between the Church and the local assembly? d. What is the role of the church today?
II. Implications for us today a. What is the function of the Holy Spirit today? (John 14:16,26 John 16:12-14) b. What do we mean by being "outside the camp"? (Heb 13:13) c. What does it mean, "to be gathered together unto His Name." (Matt 18:20)
Implications for us today (con't) a. What are the meetings of the assembly? (Acts 2:42, 1 Cor 14)) i. What is the purpose of each of these meetings? b. Who should break bread? At what age should an individual consider coming into practical fellowship? How does one know when they are ready? c. When an individual comes into practical fellowship what are their responsibilities? (Eph 4:1-16)