THE LORD’S CHURCH VS. DENOMINATIONALISM
“I” will Build “My” church
Matt. 16:13-19, Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, saying, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
1 Cor. 3:11, For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Acts -12, "He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone. "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved."
What about – WESLEY-JO. SMITH- RUSSELL
Disciples called “Christians”
Acts 11:26, disciples were first called Christians in
Acts 26:28, And Agrippa replied to Paul, "In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian."
1 Pet. 4:16, but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God.
What about….Methodists….Mormons…..Jeh. Withesses
Churches “of Christ”
What about….Methodist….COJCLS….. JW
Phil. 1:1 Paul
and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who
Acts 14:23, And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
1 Pet. 5:1-2, Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
What about….“Reverend”…..“Board”…..Watchtower B & T Soc.
1 Cor. What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also.
Eph. 5:19, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Col. 3:16, Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
What about…..Piano/Organ…..Guitar & drums
John 16:12-13 "I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”
2 Pet. 1:3, seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
Acts , And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
What about…..Conference…..Board….. Convention…..Society