Contributed on Jan 21, 2003
The Church described in Ephesians is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God, the bride-elect of Christ, the channel of God’s grace to all the world, and designed to glorify God.
Why the Church? INTRO.: In 1792, a Methodist preacher in North Carolina, James O’Kelly, revolted against the Methodist Church. He had fought valiantly in the American revolution for his freedom and could no longer tolerate being ruled from England by the Methodist, Bishop Asbury. He and his ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2003
The New Testament Church was created by God through the preaching of the rsurrection with the purpose of proclaiming pardon to all mankind.
The New Testament Church, Its Beginning Acts 2:1-6, 37-41 INTRO.: Barton W. Stone was born Christmas Eve in 1772 in Port Tobacco, Maryland. His father died while he was still a baby. He watched his older brothers leave home to fight in the Revolutionary War. He listened to the sounds of artillery ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2003
The meaning and origin of the name "Christian" and who has a right to wear it.
The New Testament Church: Its Name Acts 11:26 INTRO.: The Republican Methodist Church began on Christmas Day, 1793 in Manikintown Virginia. It was formed by several Methodist congregations who rebelled against the Methodist Episcopal form of government brought from England. Soon. There were ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2003
The Bible is God’s Word, in it He reveals Himself as Redeemer of mankind, and imparts infallible truth.
The New Testament Church; Its Guidebook II Tim. 3:16, 17 INTRO.: Thomas Campbell was a Scottish Presbyterian educator and preacher who immigrated to the United States in 1809. He settled in Washington County, PA and became a preacher for one of the Presbyterian churches in that area. The ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2003
The strength of the Church in its observance of the Apostol’s doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer.
The New Testament Church; Its Strengths Acts 2:42 INTRO.: The Church at Jerusalem, whose beginning is recorded in Acts 2, is often thought of as a model church because it was the first congregation of the Body of Christ ever established. I believe God intends that church to serve as an example for ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2003
The New Testament reveals the content of the Apostle’s preaching and the expected response to the Gospel.
The New Testament Church; Its Plan Matt. 16:13-19 INTRO.: Walter Scott was a preacher in Pittsburgh, Pa., who moved to Steubenville Ohio in 1826. This brought him into the area of the Mahoning Baptist Assoc. His speaking abilities were well known and, even though he was not a member of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2003
Biblical reasons for the frequent (weekly) observance of the Lord’s Supper.
The New Testament Church; Its Memorial I Cor. 11: 17-26 INTRO.: One day while donating blood, a nurse asked me, "Does your church observe communion each Sunday?" When I told her "yes," she said, "I think every church should. I’m thinking of joining a Christian Church just for that reason." Thru ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2003
The who, how, and why of Christian baptism.
The Church; Its Baptism I Pet. 3:21 INTRO.: Alexander Campbell was a Presbyterian minister from Scotland who immigrated into the United States in 1809. His father, Thomas, had come to the new world two years earlier. Thomas had settled in the area of Washington, Pa. And had begun The Christian ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2003
The ministry of the specially gifted, the ministry of all God’s people, and the benefits of an "every member"ministry.
The Church; Its Ministry Ephesians 4:7-16 INTRO.: In Ephesians, Paul seems to be possessed of the idea of expressing the glory and majesty of the Church and her unique place in God’s plan of the ages. He begins the fourth chapter with a plea for unity in the Church. He says all Christians are ...read more