How to Identify the One True Church:

1. Know what the One True Church is -
A. The word “church” comes from the Greek word which means those who are “called out.”
B. The church is the Body of Christ (Colossians 1:18)
C. The church is the Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-27)
D. The church is the Family of God (I Timothy 3:15)
E. The church is the Pillar and Ground of Truth (I Timothy 3:15)

2. Know the Founder of the One True Church -
A. Jesus promised to build HIS church Matthew 16:18)
B. Jesus purchased the church with HIS blood ( Acts 20:28)
C. Jesus is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18)
D. The church is His spiritual body (Colossians 1:18)

3. Know when the One True Church began -
A. It was promised in the last days of Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-4)
B. The church was near in John’s day (Matthew 3:1,2)
C. Jesus told His disciples that they should not taste of death till
they see the kingdom of God come with power (Mark 9:1)
D. They were told that they would receive that power when the
Holy Spirit came upon them (Acts 1:8)
E. All these things came to pass on Pentecost (Acts 2)

4. Know how the One True Church is described -
A. The church of the Lord (Acts 20:28)
B. The church of God (I Corinthians 1:1,2)
C. The body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12)
D. The church of Christ (Romans 16:16)

5. Know what God offers in the One True Church -
A. Forgiveness of sins is in the church (Ephesians 1:17)
B. Salvation is in the church (2 Timothy 2:10)
C. Redemption is in the church (Colossians 1:14)
D. All spiritual blessings are in the church (Ephesians 1:3)
E. The saved are in the church (Acts 2:47)

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