PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE EARLY CHURCH I: Corinth

TOPIC PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE EARLY CHURCH I: Corinth TEXT 1Cor 1:10-13 and 3:3-23 MEMORY VERSE 1Cor 1:10 INTRODUCTION From ascertained historical facts, Corinth was the capital city of Achaia and all Greece in Paul’s day (c. AD 50s) when Gallio ruled there as Proconsul of Achaia (Act 18:12). By...

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PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE EARLY CHURCH II: Antioch

TOPIC PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE EARLY CHURCH II: Antioch TEXT Act 15:1-33; Gal 1:7-12 and 2:3-16; MEMORY VERSE Act 4:12 INTRODUCTION The Church in Antioch was first faced with a difficult doctrinal problem. Is Christianity subject to Messianic Israelite Nation, or is Judaism subject to Messianic Universal Church? Paul and...

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PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE EARLY CHURCH I: Jerusalem

TOPIC PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE EARLY CHURCH I: Jerusalem TEXT Act 6:1-8 MEMORY VERSE Act 6:4 INTRODUCTION Pentecost (i.e. Feast of Weeks Deut 16:10) is a homecoming Jewish Harvest Thanksgiving Feast (Act 2:5-12) held annually in Jerusalem commanded in the Law. Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the...

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THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – Membership II

TOPIC THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – Membership II TEXT Eph 4:11-16 MEMORY VERSE 1Pet 2:9 INTRODUCTION A local Christian Church refers to any locally gathered (Heb 10:25) and properly ordered (Phil 1:1; Tit 1:5) congregation of believing and love-relating disciples (Eph 1:15; Col 1:4) who answer the call in Christ...

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THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – Membership I

TOPIC THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – Membership I TEXT Act 2:41-47; Heb 13:1-17 MEMORY VERSE Eph 4:16 INTRODUCTION The Apostles taught that all believers should relate as members of Christ’s one Body which is the universal Church of God (Eph 1:22-23). Local Church membership is about disciples or believers who...

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THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – Models

TOPIC THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – Models TEXT Act 6:1-7; 20:18-38; 1Tim 3:1-13 MEMORY VERSE 1Tim 3:15 INTRODUCTION The Visible Church is a local gathering of Christ’s believers ordered with ministers who officiate among them in the name of Christ (Act 6:1-4; 15:4; Phil 1:1), but the Invisible Church is...

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SPECIAL EASTER BIBLE STUDY

SPECIAL EASTER BIBLE STUDY TOPIC CHRIST IS RISEN TEXT Matt 26:47 – 28:10 MEMORY VERSE Matt 28:5-6 INTRODUCTION After Jesus faced much opposition for His teachings, He was betrayed by one of His disciples (Judas Iscariot), disowned by His own people (the Jews), crucified by the Romans and was buried....

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THE SPIRIT’S MANIFESTATIONS IN THE EARLY CHURCH: Miracles

TOPIC THE SPIRIT’S MANIFESTATIONS IN THE EARLY CHURCH: Miracles TEXT Acts 5:17-23; 12:1-17; 16:16-34 MEMORY VERSE Acts 4:10 INTRODUCTION Jesus performed many miracles during His earthly ministry and He promised that much more would be accomplished by as many as believe in HIM (Mark 16:17, 18; John 14:12. In the...

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GROWTH OF THE EARLY CHURCH

TOPIC GROWTH OF THE EARLY CHURCH TEXT Acts 1:8; 2:14-41; 10:1-8, 24-45 MEMORY VERSE Acts 1:8 INTRODUCTION Jesus in Acts 1:8 gave the pattern of growth of the Church, namely from ‘Jerusalem’ to ‘Judea’ and to ‘the ends of the earth’. It is a joint venture between the Almighty God...

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PERSECUTION AND THE EARLY CHURCH

TOPIC PERSECUTION AND THE EARLY CHURCH TEXT Acts 8:1-4; 14:22; 16:18-24; Matthew 5:11, 12 MEMORY VERSE Acts 14:22; 2 Tim.3:12 INTRODUCTION Persecution in the Scriptures is presented as an integral part of the Christian’s life (2 Tim. 3:12) as the Church relates with and reaches out to the world. Jesus...

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