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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week 11 “The Church” cont: 12/24/17

12/24/17  Regional Federal Government: Synods and General Assemblies appoint pastors and determine doctrine Pros Clear Biblical base Plurality of Elders Interdependence of churches Cons May stifle local church initiative Local church may be forced to follow false doctrine imposed from above. Congregational Government: Ultimate authority for the church rests with the members themselves, ministry, budget, […]

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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week Ten “The Church” cont-12/17/17

12/17/17 The Purpose of the Church? Question: What do you think is the purpose of the church? General Worship God (Luke 4:8; John 4:23; Revelation 4:10) Study His Word (2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Corinthians 4:6) Pray (Acts 2:42) Love one another (John 13:35; Philippians 1:1-4) Help each other (Galatians 6:2) Partake of baptism and the Lord’s supper (Luke 22:19-20) […]

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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week Seven “The Church” cont. -11/26/17

11/26/17 Other Movements During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries we have seen a large growth in movement-based Christianity. The popularity of ecumenism in this postmodern environment has led many to cross denominational boundaries and establish trans-denominational movements that are very popular. Evangelicalism: Question: What do you know about Evangelicalism? The Evangelical movement began in the […]

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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week Three “The Church” cont. -10/15/17

10/15/17 ILL: A mega-church in California made headlines when they canceled all of their worship services over the weekend. Rather than meeting together in an air-conditioned sanctuary, they closed its doors for what they called a “Weekend of Service,” providing churchgoers the opportunity to actually show the love of Jesus in their community.• Of the […]

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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week Two “The Church” cont. -10/08/17

10/8/17  Question: What is the name given by theologians for the study of the church? Ecclesiology The roots of the word ecclesiology come from the combination of two Greek words: ἐκκλησίᾱ,  meaning ‘called out ones’ ‘local gathering’ or ‘church’ λογία,  meaning “words”, “knowledge” Put together ecclesiology is the study of the church. Question: For arguments sake, let’s say […]

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