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The Importance of Christ’s Church

The Importance of Christ’s Church ​By Don Krow​

Today we’re talking about the importance of Christ’s church. I’d like to read a scripture out of Hebrews 10:25. It says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” As we look into the importance of Christ’s church, my question is, “What is the church?” 

I took the Discipleship Evangelism program into a local church here in Colorado Springs. We trained people in the church in how to use it, and we used it out on the field. Within six weeks of working with this local church, we had established twenty Bible studies outside of that local congregation. For months, we were working with these people in the Bible studies. The pastor really confused me one day when he said, “You know, the Bible says that the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Why aren’t we seeing these people from the Bible studies come into our church?” To read the full lesson text click here.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section.

 

 Questions

​1.  Read Hebrews 10:25. What are we not to forsake?

2.  Read Acts 5:42. Daily in the temple and in every home, Jesus was...

3.  Read Acts 2:42. What four things did the early church continue to do?

4.  Read Acts 2:44-45. The early church continued to give money to build a church parking lot.  

5.  Read 1 Corinthians 12:28. List eight different kinds of gifts that God has placed in His church.

6.  Read 1 Corinthians 14:26. When the people of God meet together as the church, there was freedom to express their gifts. Name five things that happened when they met.

7.  Read Acts 6:1. The early New Testament church shared daily food with...

8.  Read James 1:27. The only kind of religion that God cares about is the religion that...

9.  Read 1 Timothy 5:9-11. Widows who were supported by the early New Testament church had to meet what criteria?

10.  Read 1 Corinthians 9:14. Besides the church supporting widows, orphans, and the poor, it also supported...

11.  Read Matthew 25:35-40. Why do people think giving money in an offering plate is the only way to give to God?

12.  Read Acts 4:32-35 and Proverbs 3:9-10. The early church elders and pastors did what with the finances?

 Answers

​1.  The assembling of ourselves together as believers. 

2.  ...taught and preached. 

3.  They continued in the apostles’ teachings, fellowship, breaking of bread (eating together and sharing communion), and prayer. 

4.  False. 

5.  Apostles, prophets, teachers, those who do miracles, those who have the gifts of healing, helps, those with gifts of administration, and those who speak in unknown tongues.  

6.  One person had a song, another a teaching, another would tell some revelation God had given, one would speak in an unknown tongue, and another would explain what the unknown tongue meant. 

7.  widows. 

8.  ... cares for orphans and widows in their troubles.

9.   “A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. Has she brought up her children well? Has she been kind to strangers? Has she served other Christians humbly? Has she helped those who are in trouble? Has she always been ready to do good? The younger widows should not be on the list…” (1 Timothy 5:9-11, New Living Translation). 

10.  ...those who minister the Word.  

11.  Because that’s what they have been taught. 

12.  Gave to those in need, honoring the Lord with the giving.

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