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Bootcamp Part 2 Lesson 4

Christian Boot Camp
Pt 2 Lesson 4
The Organism of the Church

The church is a unique organization. While the church shares features that are common to many organizations it has distinguishing characteristics that none of the others possess. It is described in the New Testament as either a building, or house or a body or a bride.

(1Timothy 3:15)
(Colossians 1:18)
(Ephesians 5:31 32)
(I Peter 2:5)

Since members of the church make up this organism it is vital that each one know how to relate to it.

I. The Building or House

(I Corinthians 3:16)

It has three important features.

1. The Foundation

(1 Peter 2:6 9)
(1Corinthians 3:10 11)
(Ephesians 2:19 22)
(1Corinthians 3:9 13

2. The Superstructure

(1Corinthians 3:10)
(1Kings 6:7).

3. The Inhabitant

(1Timothy 3:15)

II. The Body or Bride

1. The Body Has A Head

2. The Body Has Members

 

Learning Activities

The Organism of the Church

I. The Building

A. Read the following passage of scripture
1. Matthew 16:1320
2. 1 Cor. 3:917
3. Eph. 2:2122
4. 1Peter 2:18
B. What is the foundation of the building? ________________
__________ of ____________________, (Matt. 16:1719).

C. ___________ ___________ is the cornerstone. (Eph. 2:20)

D. How do Christians relate to the foundation? _____________
____________ upon it. (1Cor. 3:913)

E. Paul said we are ________________ together with God.
(1Cor. 3:9)

F. Christians are ____________ ____________ in the building.
(1Pet. 2:5)

G. Christians are both ____________and part of the
___________ (1Cor. 3:10 & 1Pet. 2:5)

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H. Why is it important for each one to be in his place?
(Eph. 2:21)

I. Who inhabits the building? (1Cor. 3:16 & Eph. 2:22)

II. The Body

A. Read the following passages of scripture.
1. Eph. 5:23
2. Col. 1:18,24
3. 1Cor. 6:15
4. 1Cor. 12:131
B. Christ is the___________ of the body, the church. (Col. 1:18)

C. In the ______________(Christ) are hid the treasures of
______________and _________________________. (Col 2:3)

D. Is the Head of the church intelligent? _________ (yes or no)

E. A body has _______________ _____________. (1Cor. 12:24)

F. _______________ are the members of the body. (1Cor. 12:27)

G. When a body works well, it is said to be well _____________

H. All members are _________________________ (1Cor. 12:22)
I. Members do not all have the same _______________
(1Cor. 12:2830)

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