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1 Peter 2:17 Love the brotherhood


1.     Some views

a.     Anyone who believes in Jesus

b.     Anyone who has been baptized by immersion

c.     Anyone who was immersed for the remission of sins

d.     Once a brother always a brother

2.     Bible View of the Church

a.     Kingdom Citizens Ephesians 2:19; Colossians 1:13; Revelation 1:9; Galatians 3:26-29

b.     Family Brothers Ephesians 3:15; Galatians 6:10

c.     Army Soldiers 2 Timothy 2:3-5; Ephesians 2:25

d.     Body Members 1 Corinthians 12:14-20, 27

e.     When you become one of these, you are all of these.

3.     Who is my brother?

a.     Believer

                                                    i.     Not faith only James 2:24

                                                   ii.     Devil is not my brother James 2:19

b.     Penitent Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30; 1 Peter 3:9

c.     Confessor Matthew 10:32-33

d.     Baptized 1 Corinthians 12:13

e.     In Christ Galatians 3:26-27; Romans 6:3

f.      Faithful life 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 2 Thessalonians 3:6

4.     Who is NOT my brother?

a.     See points above

b.     Those removed from the fellowship

                                                    i.     Matthew 18:15-17

                                                   ii.     2 Thessalonians 3:15


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