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The Church: Names Ascribed to the Church
Bible study on the church: names ascribed to the church.

Matt. 16:18

My (i.e., Christ's) church.

Lk. 22:29-30;
Jn. 18:36

My (i.e., Christ's) kingdom (Col. 1:13).

Lk. 22:16;
Jn. 3:5;
Eph. 5:5

Kingdom of God (Acts 28:23, 31).

Eph. 5:5

Kingdom of Christ (Col. 1:13).

Acts 20:28

Church of the Lord, church of God.

Rom. 16:16

Church of Christ.

Christ's body is His church (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:8). Christians are individual members of Christ's body (1 Cor. 12:27).

1 Cor. 1:2

Church of God.

Eph. 2:19

Household of God.

Col. 1:18

The body, the church (Eph. 1:22-23).

1 Th. 1:1

The church (Eph. 5:23).

Sometimes a particular congregation is distinguished from other congregations by including information regarding its location (e.g., the church of the Thessalonians, etc.).

1 Tim. 3:15

House of God, church of the living God.

Gal. 6:10

Household of the faith.

Heb. 12:23

Church of the firstborn.

1 Cor. 3:9

God's field, God's building.

1 Pet. 5:3

The flock (Acts 20:28).

Also, see DIVISION and UNITY. Wearing human names is carnal; therefore, it is sinful.


Also see Naves: Church.