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The Church: a field

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, …

The Church: a branch

John 15:4-5 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, …

The Church: a household

1 Timothy 3:15 if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church …

The Church: a body

Romans 12:4-5 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, …

The Church: a temple

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s …

The Church: a flock

John 10:11-16 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand …

The global Church

Ephesians 2:18-22 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and …

The local church

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is …

The Church: a family

Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household …

What is the Church?

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together …

The true family of God

Ephesians 5:19-21 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,  giving …

Living stones

1 Peter 2:5  you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to …

The body grows in love

Ephesians 4:15-16 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into …

Head over all things

Ephesians 1:22-23 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which …

Real community

What does real community look like?  What should the Church look like? Watch this video by Francis Chan and leave me a …

For the City

How can we do better at being a church that’s for the city, not just in the city?  Watch this video by …

On the "flock"

I recently read a controversial interview with a well known pastor that believes the church should be run as a corporation. The …

A fellowship of believers

The Church Hebrews 10:24-25  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to …

Christ’s body

The Church 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the …

Christ’s bride

The Church Ephesians 5:25-27  Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify …