THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH
I. The Church in Prophecy
1. Isaiah 2
2. Daniel 2
3. Joel 2
4. Other passages
II. The Preparation for the Church
1. John the Baptizer
2. Preaching of Christ
3. Limited commission
III. The Establishment of the Church
1. A detailed study of Acts 2
IV. Terms for the Church
1. The church
A. flock, body, family, army, kingdom, vineyard
B. Paraables of Matt. 13
2. Those who belong
A. brothers, sisters, members, saints, disciples
V. Growth of the Church
1. Early church - through the book of Acts
2. Rapid growth of the 50's
3. Why not today?
VI. Purpose of the Church
1. Preach, evangelize, teach the lost, mission work
3. Benevolence, sharing, caring
VII. Organization of the Church
1. On the "first day of the week"
3. The Lord's Supper
6. Teaching, preaching, study
VIII. Problems of the Church
1. Past- Located preacher, classes, one cup, orphan homes
2. Present- Translations, Holy Spirit, Divorce, Fellowship
3. Future- Where are we headed?
IX. Which Church is Right?
1. Are we the only ones going to heaven?
2. How can you tell which church is right?
3. Why are there so many different churches today?
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