Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. At the next wedding you attend, keep your eyes on the groom. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.”  Jesus has honeymoon affections for his Bride. The Church, Paul says, is the “pillar and foundation” of truth. Search the site by typing above and hitting ‘Enter’. The Church: Catholic & Apostolic 49. There will never be any unity, nor will there be a possibly of such, unless the people of God are united around the facts, ideas, and truth claims presented in Scripture…or at least aware enough of them to know when they see something that doesn’t fit its nature. In First Timothy 3:14–15 Paul says this: Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. However, regardless of whether or not Christians are living up to this ideal, Jesus really wants his followers to be united. 6.2.3.4 The kingdom of God. 6.2.3.2 The people of God. 2. The Lord's Supper 53. Clothing my thoughts in words is a huge part of owning those thoughts and being shaped by them. Sproul Ecclesiology is the doctrine that has to do with the nature, function, and mission of the church. Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Images of that crotchety deacon grumpily telling you to stop playing on the pews because “this is GOD’S house” is not what Paul has in mind here. You don’t have to be a social scientist to know how rare it would be for an outsider to describe Christian denominations using the word “unity.” It seems really naive. No public clipboards found for this slide. 6.2.3.3 The city of God. The New Testament does not provide a self-contained doctrine of the church. Each of these images refers to one or several aspects of the church. Flock of Christ, the Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for his sheep 2. At this point most people respond by saying, “Uh, I don’t know. In it, he draws on three powerful images of the church that help us understand her true nature. Clothing my thoughts in words is a huge part of owning those thoughts and being shaped by them. 3 Biblical Images of the Church Les Newsom | February 19, 2015 Sometimes, life is a problem of vocabulary. These images can be interpreted in various ways. No -- not the church *is* the building. The Resurrection 55. BUILDING. John 10:1-10 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. The Church, then, is the support and protection of the very Truth of God. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. There are, however, multiple images and examples through which the nature of the church is revealed. These images can be interpreted in various ways. Baptism 52. Temple of God, with Christ as the Cornerstone 4. The book of Ephesians is Paul’s letter to his favorite group of Christians. …. Sometimes, life is a problem of vocabulary. Rather, he means that the church is *like* a building in that it has a foundation and a structure. Learn more. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. The Sacraments of the Church 51. Building’s need frames and beams and connectors. Images of that crotchety deacon grumpily telling you … Each of these images refers to one or several aspects of the church. It’s a “categories” problem. You can change your ad preferences anytime. Think about how different life would be, if we lived each day in the light of the church being a building, a body, and a bride? Biblical Images of the Church 0:00 A Broadcast with R.C. Truth, in the world and in the lives of believers, has no stability if it does not have the Church. Second, the church has structure. Vineyard of God- “I am the Vine and you are the branches” (Jn 15.5). No -- not the church *is* the building. This is why your RUF campus minister is committed to preaching and teaching through the Bible. If you wish to opt out, please close your SlideShare account. - Contact - last update: 10.04.2013 -, 1.2.1 Content and structure of Holy Scripture, 1.2.3 The later writings of the Old Testament, 1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon, 1.2.5.3 Personal use of the Holy Scriptures, 3.3.4 Man as an entity consisting of body, soul, and spirit, 3.4.15 The promise of Jesus Christ's return, 7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles, 10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ, 11.2.5 Catholicism and Protestantism in upheaval, 12.1.6.3 The proclamation of the word today, 12.1.7.1 The Lord's Prayer in divine service, 12.1.7.2.9 "For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever", 12.5.8 Structure of divine services on religious holy days, 13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one's life to God, 13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society, 1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church, 1.2.5.1 Interpretation of Holy Scripture through the Holy Spirit, 1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture, 1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit, 1.4 Faith as mankind's response to the revelations of God, 2.2 The origin of the early church creeds, 2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church, 3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One, 3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament, 3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God, 3.4.4 References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, 3.4.6.4 Immanuel–Servant of God–Son of David, 3.4.7 The ministries of Christ–King, Priest, and Prophet, 3.4.8 New Testament references to the person and activity of Jesus Christ, 3.4.8.1 The conception and birth of Jesus, 3.4.8.3 Jesus' temptation in the wilderness, 3.4.9.5 Jesus' crucifixion and sacrificial death, 3.4.9.6 Old Testament references to Jesus' suffering and sacrificial death, 3.4.9.7 Jesus' references to His suffering and death, 3.4.9.8 References to Jesus' sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles, 3.4.10 Jesus Christ's activity in the realm of the dead, 3.4.11.1 The significance of Jesus Christ's resurrection for salvation, 3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One, 3.4.11.3 The resurrection body of Jesus Christ, 3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church, 3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation, 3.5.1.2 The Holy Spirit and the incarnation of the Son of God, 3.5.2 The Holy Spirit as a power–the gift of the Holy Spirit, 3.5.3.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the prophets of the Old Testament, 3.5.4 Jesus Christ's promise to send the Holy Spirit, 3.5.5.1 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, 3.5.5.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the sacraments, 3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry, 4.2.1.2 Sinful mankind is still loved by God, 4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation, 4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation, 4.7.2 The law as a guide to righteous conduct, 4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin, 4.8.2 The relationship between faith and works, 5.1 Living in faith according to God's commandments, 5.2.2 Love for our neighbour–love for our fellow human being, 5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation, 5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament, 5.3.3.2 Forms of taking the name of God in vain, 5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service, 5.3.4.6 Working on Sundays–between duty and sanctification, 5.3.5.2 Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment, 5.3.8.3 The prohibition against theft in the New Testament, 5.3.9.2 Examples of false witness in the time of the Old Testament, 5.3.9.4 False witness today–prohibition against lying and fraud, 6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ, 6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ, 6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church, 6.4.2.1 The church of Jesus Christ at the time of the early Apostles, 6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles, 6.4.2.3 The church of Jesus Christ after the reoccupation of the Apostle ministry, 6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry, 6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments, 6.4.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the future, 6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions, 7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament, 7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry, 7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles, 7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles, 7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles, 7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry, 7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry, 7.6.3 The self-conception of the Apostles, 7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry, 7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ, 8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament, 8.1.4 The proper dispensation of Holy Baptism with water, 8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water, 8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water, 8.1.9 Holy Baptism with water and following Christ, 8.2.2 Old Testament references to Holy Communion, 8.2.3 Jesus' miracles of feeding and Holy Communion, 8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ, 8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians, 8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance, 8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession, 8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal, 8.2.12 The real presence of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion, 8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion, 8.2.14 The relationship between forgiveness of sins and Holy Communion, 8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry, 8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion, 8.2.17 The celebration and receiving of Holy Communion, 8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion, 8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches, 8.3.3 Jesus' anointing with the Holy Spirit, 8.3.4 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, 8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing, 9.6.2 The participation of the dead in Christ, 9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed, 10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ, 10.4 The coming of the Lord with power and great glory, 10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation, 11.2.6 Christianity at the beginning of the nineteenth century, 11.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry in the Catholic Apostolic Church, 11.3.2 The calling of additional Apostles, 12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament, 12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God, 12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament, 12.1.6.3.1 Main content of the proclamation of the word, 12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word, 12.1.7.2.4 "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven", 12.1.7.2.6 "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors", 12.1.7.2.8 "But deliver us from the evil one", 12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service, 12.1.8.3 The sacrifice of Christ–foundation for the forgiveness of sins, 12.1.8.4 Prerequisites for obtaining forgiveness of sins, 12.1.8.8 Effects of the forgiveness of sins, 12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service, 12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements, 12.2.2.1 Age of confirmation and prerequisites, 12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing, 12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying, 13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians, 13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice, 13.5 The New Apostolic Church as part of society, 3.2.3 The development of the doctrine of the Trinity, 3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit's activity in the time of the Old Testament, 5.3.6.2 The prohibition against killing in the New Testament, 8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament, 8.3.6 The proper dispensation of Holy Sealing, Vision and Mission of the New Apostolic Church, 12 Divine service, acts of blessing, and pastoral care, 13 New Apostolic Christians and their life of faith, 6.2.3 Images for the church of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.