Monday, October 17, 2005

Bible Studies 12: The Church

Another Bible study today. I'm starting to run out, so I'm only going to be posting them every other week or so. You can look up the Bible references here, and find the previous study here. The 'answers' are at the bottom. These are a work in progress so your feedback is welcome.

Study 12: The Church

  1. The ancient nation of Israel were God’s people through the old c________ [contract] (Judges 20:1,2; Deut. 5:22; Deut. 7:7-11).

  2. God’s people today, His c______, are the spiritual nation of Israel through the new covenant (1 Pet. 2:4-10; Heb. 8:6-13; Gal. 3:28,29).

  3. As the b____ o__ C______ the church manifests the presence of Jesus to the world (1 Cor. 12:12-20,27; Eph. 1:20-23;)

  4. Jesus is the foundation of His living t______, the church (Matt. 16:13-19, Eph. 2:19-22, 1 Cor. 3:6-17).

  5. The story of God and His church is a r_______ (Ezek. 16:1-8,15,16,35-39,60-63; Eph. 5:25-33; Rev. 21:1-3).

  6. The N___ J_________ is where the members of the church have their citizenship (Gal. 4:21-31, Phil. 3:20).

  7. The church is a f______ with the Heavenly Father as our father, Jesus as our eldest brother, and the other members as our brothers and sisters (Gal. 4:1-7, Col. 1:13-15, James 2:14-16).

  8. The ‘i_________ church’ consists of all those who follow Christ regardless of what church organization they belong to (John 10:16, Mark 9:36-40).

1. Covenant. 2. Church 3. Body of Christ 4. Temple 5. Romance 6. New Jerusalem 7. Family 8. Invisible

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