The Gospel of Salvation from God our Father through His Beloved Son our Lord
Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
Our God and Father, His beloved Son our Savior our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit have offered us a wonderful gift of salvation through faith for all those who believe.
They offer redemption of our souls through the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to be forgiven for our sins (Matthew12:30-37, Romans 3:21-25, Romans 13:1-14, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 1:3-9, Philippians 3:13-14, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Hebrews 8:12, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:14-15), and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and to be given a newness of life (Romans 6:3-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:17-27, Colossians 3:1-17), and an appeal to God for a good conscience (1 Peter 3:21), a new start so we can be the people that God wants us to be through His beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit (Titus 2:1-15, Titus 3:1-8, Titus 3:14, 2 Peter 1:1-11 NASB).
Our Lord Jesus Christ paid for this precious gift with His life and blood on the cross. This precious gift of salvation that our Lord Jesus Christ paid for with His life and blood brings us peace with God for this life and the eternal life to come (Acts 10:36, Romans 5:1-11).
God’s Salvation is the gospel (Good News) proclaimed about His beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 1:1-15, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:10-11, John 3:16-17, John 10:25-30 NASB, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Hebrews 1:1-13, 1 John 1:1-10).
euaggelion: good news
Strong’s Number: G2098 (added)
Original Word: εὐαγγέλιον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-ang-ghel'-ee-on)
Definition: good news
Usage: the good news of the coming of the Messiah, the gospel; the gen. after it expresses sometimes the giver (God), sometimes the subject (the Messiah, etc.), sometimes the human transmitter (an apostle).
becomes a Christian.
God sent His beloved Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. God’s Son Our Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for all our sins, so that we will receive forgiveness if we believe and trust in His beloved Son (Matthew 3:17, Matthew 11:28-30 KJV, Matthew 17:5, John 3:1-12, John 3:16, John 3:27-36, John 6:68-69, John 11:25-27, John 20:30-31 NASB, Acts 3:17-23, Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 1:3-10, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2 Peter 1:17-18, 1 John 5:9-12).
The belief and trust that we express is the faith that saves us because it is an active and obedient faith and trust in God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit (Psalms 2:1-12, Psalms 51:11, Psalms 115:11, Psalms 125:1, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 16:20, Isaiah 11:1-5, Isaiah 26:4, Isaiah 61:1-3, Jeremiah 17:7, Luke 4:18-19, Luke 6:46-49, Luke 9:23-26, Luke 11:27-28, John 3:36, Acts 3:22-23, Acts 5:29-32 NASB, Romans 1:1-5, Romans 2:6-11, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 12:3 NASB, Romans 13:1-10 NASB, Romans 15:13, Romans 15:18, Romans 16:25-27, Ephesians 6:1-9, Titus 3:1-8, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 Peter 1:14, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 Peter 2:13-20, 1 Peter 3:1-20).
pisteuó: to believe, entrust
Strong’s Number: G4100 (added)
Original Word: πιστεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (pist-yoo'-o)
Definition: to believe, entrust
Usage: I believe, have faith in, trust in; pass: I am entrusted with.
4100 pisteúō (from 4102 /pístis, "faith," derived from 3982 /peíthō, "persuade, be persuaded") – believe (affirm, have confidence); used of persuading oneself (= human believing) and with the sacred significance of being persuaded by the Lord (= faith-believing). Only the context indicates whether 4100 /pisteúō ("believe") is self-serving (without sacred meaning), or the believing that leads to/proceeds from God's inbirthing of faith.
The way you are to express your belief and trust in my beloved Son is that you are to repent of your sins, confess Jesus is the Christ the Son of Living God and be baptized (Matthew 10:32-33, Matthew 18:3, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 1:15, Luke 12:8-9, Luke 13:1-5, Luke 13:50, Luke 24:47, John 8:24, John 11:25-27, John 20:30-31 NASB, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:17-23, Acts 5:31-32 NASB, Acts 8:12, Acts 22:16, Acts 26:15-20, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Romans 2:4, 1 Peter 3:21), and learn and obey the commandments and the teachings that our Lord Jesus Christ has given us (Matthew 7:24-27, Matthew 11:28-30 KJV, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:14-16, Luke 20:21, John 7:16), his Apostles teachings (Acts 1:1-8, Acts 2:42, Romans 1:1-6, Hebrews 1:1-4), and the Lord’s brothers James and Jude (Matthew 13:55 NASB, 1 Corinthians 9:5, James 1:1, Jude 1:1), and the former teachings and examples of the Old Testament revealed to us by the men of God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit as written in the inspired word of God (Romans 15:4 KJV, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21). and live a life being faithful and obedient until death (Revelation 2:10-11).
* to Repent is a change of mind and a change of actions. “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” (Psalms 7:12, Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Matthew 13:15, Matthew 18:3, Luke 13:1-5, Luke 22:32, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:17-23, Acts 5:31-32 NASB Acts 26:15-20, 2 Corinthians 7:10).
metanoeó: to change one's mind or purpose
Strong’s Number: G3340 (added)
Original Word: μετανοέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (met-an-o-eh'-o)
Definition: to change one's mind or purpose
Usage: I repent, change my mind, change the inner man (particularly with reference to acceptance of the will of God), repent.
3340 metanoéō (from 3326 /metá, "changed after being with" and 3539 /noiéō, "think") – properly, "think differently after," "after a change of mind"; to repent (literally, "think differently afterwards").
*Confession that you make is your belief that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God (Matthew 14:31-33, Matthew 16:16, Matthew 26:63-64, Luke 4:41, John 1:29-34, John 6:49-54, John 11:25-27, John 20:30-31 NASB, Acts 10:34-43, Romans 10:8-10, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 John 5:13).
homologeó: to speak the same, to agree
Strong’s Number: G3670 (added)
Original Word: ὁμολογέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (hom-ol-og-eh'-o)
Definition: to speak the same, to agree
Usage: (a) I promise, agree, (b) I confess, (c) I publicly declare, (d) a Hebraism, I praise, celebrate.
3670 homologéō (from 3674 /homoú, "together" and 3004 /légō, "speak to a conclusion") – properly, to voice the same conclusion, i.e. agree ("confess"); to profess (confess) because in full agreement; to align with (endorse).
[3670 /homologéō ("confess") means to speak the same thing, i.e. "assent, agree with, confess, declare, admit" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 120).]
*to be Baptized (immersed in water) (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:31-34, Acts 2:36-38, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:26-39, Acts 9:15-19, Acts 22:1-16, Romans 6:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:23-29, Ephesians 4:5, 1 Peter 3:18-22).
baptizó: to dip, sink
Strong’s Number: G907 (added)
Original Word: βαπτίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (bap-tid'-zo)
Definition: to dip, sink
Usage: lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.
After having our sins washed away in baptism we are able to draw closer to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (2 Chronicles 15:2, Zechariah 1:3, Matthew 6:25-34, Hebrews 7:19, Hebrews 10:22, James 4:8) through prayer, and through the inspired word of God with an active obedient faith, trust, and love (Proverbs 3:5-7, Matthew 4:4, Matthew 22:37-39, John 14:23, Acts 6:7, Romans 1:5, Romans 5:19, Romans 6:16, 2 Corinthians 1:9 NASB, Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 10:35-39, James 1:3-4, James 1:12-25, James 2:14-20, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 Peter 1:14, 1 Peter 1:22, 2 Peter 1:1-11 NASB, 1 John 4:13-21).
To know that your prayer is being heard and being interceded to God through His beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 21:13, Matthew 21:22, John 14:6, Romans 8:15-16, Romans 8:26-27, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ephesians 3:14-19, Ephesians 6:18, 1 Timothy 2:1-6 KJV, Hebrews 8:6, Hebrews 12:24, Jude 1:20-21) is amazing, comforting, and being and thankful (John 11:41, Romans 1:8, Romans 14:6, Ephesians 5:17-20, Philippians 4:4-7, Colossians 3:12-17, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). When you stop and think about these things, you need to believe in the living and true God, His beloved Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (Jeremiah 10:10, Matthew 1:18, Matthew 12:32, Matthew 28:18-19, John 3:1-7, John 14:6, John 14:15-17, John 17:3, Acts 14:15, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10).
To start a new life having your sins washed away and an appeal to God for a good conscience (John 3:1-7, Romans 6:4, Romans 7:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15, Ephesians 4:23-24, Colossians 3:9-10, 1 Peter 3:21) can only be measured by how important your life is to God.
God must have deemed our lives to be pretty special, we are to born in their image and glory, and we have been given a soul that lasts for eternity (Genesis 1:26-27, Matthew 16:26, Romans 5:8-10, Romans 7:4, 1 Corinthians 11:7, Ephesians 2:4-9, Colossians 1:15-22, Colossians 3:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, Hebrews 4:12-13, 1 Peter 2:11, 1 John 4:7-9), to send His Son our Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross for all mankind so that we should not perish and be condemned to everlasting punishment but have a way to eternal life (Matthew 25:46, John 3:16-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Jude 1:5-7 NASB). Our Lord Jesus Christ has provided a way to eternal life into the heavenly kingdom (Daniel 7:14, Daniel 7:27, 2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Peter 1:1-15) to reconcile us back to God (2 Corinthians 5:17-19, Ephesians 2:11-22, Colossians 1:15-22).
To begin this new journey in life to an eternal life of love, joy and peace you must have faith (Luke 7:50, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:8, Acts 3:16, Acts 6:7, Acts 20:21, Acts 26:18, Romans 1:5, Romans 1:8, Romans 5:1-5, 1 Corinthians 2:5, 2 Corinthians 4:1-18, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Ephesians 2:11-22, Hebrews 11:1, 1 John 5:4).
You must hear or read the word of God about the gospel of His beloved Son Jesus Christ, (Matthew 7:24-27, Matthew 13:16-33, John 1:12-13, Acts 3:16, Acts 16:6-10, Acts 16:14-15 ASV, Romans 3:22, Romans 10:1-17, Romans 12:3 NASB, Galatians 3:2, Hebrews 12:1-2, James 1:3, 1 John 5:13, Jude 1:3, Jude 1:20).
This is the beginning of the Truth about Faith you must hear or read the gospel.
17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
To be a child of God does not mean to listen to man, but to listen to God's inspired word (2 Timothy 3:16 NASB) about the life and work of His beloved Son (Matthew 13:37-38, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 1:1-4, John 14.15, Acts 1:1-4, Romans 10:17), his Apostles teachings (Acts 1:1-2, Acts 2:42, Romans 1:1-6, Hebrews 1:1-4), and the Lord’s brothers James and Jude (Matthew 13:55 NASB, 1 Corinthians 9:5, James 1:1, Jude 1:1 ), and the former teachings and examples of the Old Testament revealed by the Holy Spirit (John 16:5-15, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21 NASB).
There are so many things that people within the darkness of this world have distorted and corrupted and continue to distort and corrupt with their false beliefs, self-made religions, doctrines of demons, traditions and commandments of men, deceitful and blind guides deceiving the hearts and minds of men, women, and children (Matthew 7:15, Matthew 15:7-9, Matthew 15:10-20, Matthew 24:11, Matthew 24:24, Romans 16.17, 2 Corinthians 11:13, Galatians 1:6-10, Galatians 2:4, Ephesians 4:14, Colossians 2:20-23, 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12, 1 Timothy 1:3-7, 1 Timothy 4:1, 1 Timothy 6:3-10, 1 John 4:1, Jude 1:3-4, Revelation 2:2) for worldly and ungodly desires. Through their deceitfulness they have distorted and corrupted the inspired word of God and made the straight path crooked (Proverbs 2:1-15, Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 22:5. Ecclesiastes 1:15, Acts 13:10).
The questions of this life, faith, salvation, and eternal life are all answered in the Holy Bible, they give us the direction to follow so that we can be with the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit in this life and the eternal life to come (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Matthew 6:25-34, Matthew 16:24-27, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 10:25-27, Romans 2:1-11, Romans 5:12-21, Romans 6:1-23, Ephesians 4:17-31, Colossians 2:8-14, Philippians 3:17-21, Philippians 4.6, 1 Timothy 4:6-10, 2 Timothy 1:8-11, Titus 2:11-14, Titus 3:4-7, 2 Peter 1:3).
I am not sure where you are at with your walk-in life with God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit but I would like to help you on your path and hope that this site helps you to believe in the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, Our God and Father gives us these precious gifts through His beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Gifts of mercy (Matthew 5:7, Matthew 18.33, Luke 1:50, Romans 9:16, 2 Corinthians 4:1), grace (Romans 8:31-39, Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 4:7-13, 1 Peter 4:7-11, 2 Peter 3:14-18, Revelation 1:4-8), love (Matthew 5:11-12, John 14:15-21, John 15;10, 1 John 4:4-21, Romans 8:31-39), faith (Romans 12:3 NASB, 1 John 5:1-5, salvation (Romans 1:16-17 NASB, redemption (Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:11-14) and guidance in this life (Romans 3:21-26, Romans 7:4-6, Titus 2:11-13) with a hope of an eternal life of peace to come that cannot be taken away (Romans 8:31-39, 1 Thessalonians 1:10).
The most precious gift of all is what our God and Father gave and what Jesus Christ the Son of God did for us in that He gave His life so that our sins can be forgiven (John 3:16-17), and we can be redeemed (Titus 2:14) so that we can have a home in the new heavens and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:11-13, Revelation 21:1) in the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (John 14:1-4, Hebrews 11:10, Revelation 3:12-13, Revelation 21:2-4), with myriads of angels, and to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 11:4, Hebrews 12:22-24 NASB) and the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:32, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 2:4, Hebrews 10:15, 1 Peter 1;12, Revelation 21:10).
These next several scriptural verses and passages are just but some of the messages in the scriptures that we need to strive to understand that help guide us (Matthew 7:24-29 NASB, Luke 21:34-36 KJV, John 20:24-28, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, 2 Corinthians 5:1-19 KJV, Ephesians 4:17-32 ASV, Ephesians 5:1-33 ASV, Ephesians 6:10-18 ASV, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, Hebrews 10:35-39, Hebrews 12:18-29, Hebrews 13:1-9 NASB, James 1:19-20 KJV, Jude 1:20-23, Revelation 21:1-8).
This web site follows the inspired word of God with the hope that you will become a child of God, a Christian, a disciple of the Lord Jesus. The first several pages on this web site will try to bring out the meanings of seven ones that have been revealed to us in Ephesians 4:1-6.
The seven ones are as follows:
The body, the church, Church of Christ, in Christ, are by definition the called out from this world and to God, the outcome being the faithful baptized believers in Christ (the church). This calling is to all people to believe.
sóma: a body
Strongs’s Number: G4983 (added)
Original Word: σῶμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (so'-mah)
Definition: a body
Usage: body, flesh; the body of the Church.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
1 Corinthians 12:27
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
The Lord's church, Church of Christ, is the body of faithful baptized believers in Christ that have been called out of the world to represent the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ as priests on earth (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:6, Revelation 5:10, Revelation 20:6) serving our Lord Christ Jesus waiting to be called home to enter the heavenly kingdom of Christ and God.
* In Revelation 20:6, A Thousand years represents “the reign of Christians with Christ will be a perpetual phenomenon throughout the whole Christian age.” Cited from Coffman commentaries Revelation Chapter 20 (verse 6)
ekklésia: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Strong’s Number G1577
Original Word: ἐκκλησία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-klay-see'-ah)
Definition: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Usage: an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.
1577 ekklēsía (from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call") – properly, people called out from the world and to God, the outcome being the Church (the mystical body of Christ) – i.e. the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom. [The English word "church" comes from the Greek word kyriakos, "belonging to the Lord" (kyrios). 1577 /ekklēsía ("church") is the root of the terms "ecclesiology" and "ecclesiastical."]
ek or ex: from, from out of
Strong’s Number G1537
ek or ex: from, from out of
Original Word: ἐκ, ἐξ
Part of Speech: Preposition
Transliteration: ek or ex
Phonetic Spelling: (ek)
Definition: from, from out of
Usage: from out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards.
1537 ek (a preposition, written eks before a vowel) – properly, "out from and to" (the outcome); out from within. 1537 /ek ("out of") is one of the most under-translated (and therefore mis-translated) Greek propositions – often being confined to the meaning "by." 1537 (ek) has a two-layered meaning ("out from and to") which makes it out-come oriented (out of the depths of the source and extending to its impact on the object).
kaleó: to call
Strong’s Number G2564
kaleó: to call
Original Word: καλέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Definition: to call
Usage: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name.
These are just but some of the scriptural passages and verses that reveal the truth behind the inspired word of God of the meaning of “one body”, and that one body, is the church, Church of Christ, the body of all the faithful baptized believers through-out the world in Christ known simply as Christian's growing into a holy temple of the Lord and being built together as a dwelling place of God by the Spirit (Romans 12:4-21, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 4:4, Ephesians 5:23 NASB, Colossians 1:18 NASB, Colossians 2:19 NASB, Colossians 3:15, 1 Timothy 3:15 NASB, 1 Peter 2:5).
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
What an amazing and loving God we have (1 Chronicles 16:34-35, Psalms 100:1-5, Psalms 106:1-3, John 3:16, Acts 17:24-31, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 2 Peter 3:9) that created and provided all that we could ever need (Genesis 1:1-31, Matthew 6:25-34, John 1:1-12. Acts 14:17, Acts 2:38, Acts 17:24-31, Galatians 5:22-23, James 1:5, James 1:17, 1 John 1:9).
Our Lord Jesus Christ has given us the way (John 14.6) to God our Father with a newness of life (Romans 6:1-5) and salvation (Titus 2:11) to bring us home to the new heavens and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1) to be with God our Father, His Son our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, myriads of angels, and all those who believed and were obedient to God (Revelation 21:2-5). These promises are for those who believe (Luke 3:10, John 3:16, Acts 2:37, Acts 8:12, Acts 11:17, Acts 16:30, Acts 22:16) and are obedient to the word of God (Exodus 24:7, Isaiah 1:19, Acts 2:38-42, Acts 6:7, Acts 14:22, Acts 16:15, Acts 26:18, Romans 1:5, Romans 5:19, Romans 6:16-17, Romans 15:18, Romans 16:26, 2 Corinthians 2:9, 2 Corinthians 7:15, Galatians 4:4-5, Colossians 1:3-14, Titus 3:1, Philemon 1:21, Hebrews 5:8-9, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 Peter 1:14, 1 Peter 1:22).
To receive this wonderful and precious gift is to accept the mercy (Matthew 5:7, Matthew 18.33, Luke 1:50, Romans 9:16, 2 Corinthians 4:1), and grace (John 1:14-17, Romans 3:21-24, Romans 4:16, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:31-39, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, 2 Corinthians 4:13-18, Ephesians 1:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 2 Timothy 1:7-10, 1 Peter 4:7-11, Revelation 1:4-8) that God our Father has offered to us by believing and trusting in His beloved Son who is the Christ the Son of the Living God and was crucified and raised from the dead for the forgiveness of our sins and to redeem us back to God (Matthew 7:24, Matthew 16:16, Matthew 17:5, Mark 1:15, Mark 9:7, Mark 9:23, Mark 16:16, Luke 9:34-35, Luke 24:13-35, John 1:7-8, John 3:36, John 8:24, John 12:44-50, John 14:1-6, John 20:30-31 NASB, Acts 2:38-44, Acts 3:22, Acts 4:32, Acts 8:12, Acts 10:40-48, Acts 13:48, Acts 16:31-33, Romans 1:16-17 NASB, Romans 3:21-24, Galatians 4:4-7, Ephesians 1:13-14).
The greatest written words in this writer’s opinion given to mankind are found within the Holy Bible in this scriptural verse (John 3:16),
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
We also need to spend time in the word daily (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:7, Job 22:22, Job 32:8-9, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:105, Proverbs 2:6-7, Hosea 6:6, Matthew 4:4, Matthew 24:36-44, Acts 16:5, Acts 17:11, Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 15:1-2, Ephesians 1:13, Colossians 3:8-10, Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Timothy 3:14-17 NASB, James 1:21, 1 Peter 2:2 NASB, 2 Peter 1:19-21 NASB) so that we can learn to understand how to walk in a manner that is worthy of our calling ((Matthew 10:37-39, Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 4:1-2, Philippians 1:27-28, Colossians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, Hebrews 3:1-6, 1 Peter 1:14-21) that our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to walk and to hold unto the gift of eternal salvation that has been offered to us (Acts 4:10-12, Romans 1:16, Romans 11:11, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Philippians 2:12-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:8-9, 2 Timothy 2:10, 1 Peter 2:2-12, 1 Peter 1:3-9, 2 Peter 3:9-14) and not to be discouraged or lose heart (Luke 18:1, 2 Corinthians 4:1-7, Galatians 6:9 NASB, Ephesians 3:11-19, Colossians 3:21).
These are just but some of the scriptural references to who we need to worship daily, by prayer, praise, reading and studying, service, and teaching: God the Father (John 20:17, Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 15:24), God the Son (John 1:1-2, Colossians 2:9-12 KJV, Hebrews 1:1-14), and God the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4, Acts 17:29 KJV, Romans 1:20 KJV), in spirit (in utmost sincerity, reverence, understanding and fervently from the heart and as directed by the word of God) and in truth, as the bible commands it (Joshua 24:14 NASB, Psalms 145:18-20, Matthew 4:4, John 3:1-7, John 4:24, John 17:17, 1 Corinthians 5:8 NASB, 1 Corinthians 12:13, 2 Corinthians 1:12-14 NASB, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 1:13-14 NASB, Philippians 3:3, 1 Timothy 1:5, Hebrews 12:28).
proskuneó: to do reverence to
Strong’s Number: G4352 (added)
Part of Speech:Verb
Definition: to do reverence to
Usage: I go down on my knees to, do obeisance to, worship.
G4352 proskynéō (from G4314 /prós, "towards" and kyneo, "to kiss") – properly, to kiss the ground when prostrating before a superior; to worship, ready "to fall down/prostrate oneself to adore on one's knees" (DNTT); to "do obeisance" (BAGD).
["The basic meaning of G4352(proskynéō), in the opinion of most scholars, is to kiss. . . . On Egyptian reliefs worshipers are represented with outstretched hand throwing a kiss to (pros-) the deity" (DNTT, 2, 875,876).
G4352(proskyneō) has been (metaphorically) described as "the kissing-ground" between believers (the Bride) and Christ (the heavenly Bridegroom). While this is true, G4352 (proskynéō) suggests the willingness to make all necessary physical gestures of obeisance.]
These are just but some of the scriptural verses and passages that are given to us to support the following statements.
We also need to give ourselves daily in service (Acts 6:2-3, Acts 19:8-10, Romans 12:1 ASV, Romans 14:8, Ephesians 6:5-9, Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23-24, Hebrews 3:12-14, Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:15).
We also need to pray daily and, on all occasions, (Psalms 55:16-17, Proverbs 8:33-35, Daniel 6:10, Luke 21:36, Acts 6:4, Acts 10:1-4, Romans 8:26-28, Romans 12:12 NASB, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, 1 Peter 4:7).
We also need to grow in the word, (Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 11:25-30, Ephesians 6:10-17, Philippians 4:8-9, 2 Timothy 2:14-20, James 1:19-26, 2 Peter 3:14-18, 1 John 2:14-16, the faith (Romans 12:3 NASB, 1 John 5:1-5, Acts 14:22, Romans 4:13-5:5, Colossians 2:1-15, James 1:2-18, Jude 1:20-23, Revelation 14:12-13), the grace (Romans 5:1-2, Romans 8:1-8, Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 4:7-13, 1 Peter 4:7-11, 2 Peter 3:14-18, Revelation 1:4-80), the love (Matthew 5:11-12, Matthew 10:34-42, Romans 8:31-39, Ephesians 3:14-21, 1 John 3:13-24, Jude 1:20-23), the Spirit (Romans 8:26-30, Ephesians 6:18, Jude 1:20-23) and seek a peaceful and quiet life godly and honestly in every way (1 Timothy 2:1-6 KJV).
As we grow we seek the blessings of understanding, insight and wisdom of His inspired words that come from studying the bible and prayer (Proverbs 2:1-11, Matthew 7:7-11,7:13-14,7:21, John 14:6, John 14:13-14, John 15:7, Acts 1:14, Romans 12:12, 1 Corinthians 7:5, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 1:3-11, Colossians 4:2, 1 Timothy 2:1-5 KJV, 1 Timothy 4:1-5, James 1:17, James 3:17, 1 Peter 4:7, 2 Peter 1:3-11).
To live in this world, we also need to follow the words that our Lord Jesus has given to us; to deny self, take up our cross daily and follow him (Luke 9:23) to please God (Matthew 6:1-4, John 8:28-29, Acts 5:32, Romans 8:6-14, Galatians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 7:32, 1 Corinthians 7:34, 2 Corinthians 5:9-15, Colossians 3:23, 1 Thessalonians 2:4, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15, 1 Timothy 2:1-6 KJV, Hebrews 11:6, Hebrews 12:14) and not to be part of this world (Matthew 18:7, Mark 4:19, Ephesians 2:2, James 4:4,1 John 2:15-17, 1 John 3:13, Revelation 3:10), but to be salt and a light in the world (Matthew 5:13-16, Matthew 24:14, Mark 16:15-16), and to be able to bear fruit (Matthew 3:8,10, Matthew 7:19, Matthew 12:33, Matthew 13:23, Matthew 21:38-43, Luke 8:15, John 15:1-11, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 7:4-6, Romans 14:17-19, Galatians 5:22-26) along with the patience in well-doing, glory, honor and immortality (Romans 2:6-10) that comes from being faithful baptized believers (Mark 16:16).
All good things in this life come from above, from the Father of Lights (James 1:17). We need to pray and ask God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit to help us so we can grow as we walk by faith through this life as did all the saints (Luke 13:23-24, Acts 24:14-16, Romans 15:4-6, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, Hebrews 11:1-40, Hebrews 12:1-29, Hebrews 13:1-21, Philippines 4:19, 2 Peter 1:1-11 NASB, 1 John 5:1-5, Jude 1:3-25, Revelation 14:12).
Thanks be to God for these wonderful gifts (John 3:16, John 14:23, Acts 2:36-47, Acts 11:17-18, Romans 3:21-26, Roman's 5:15-21, Romans 6:19-23, Romans 10:14-17, Romans 11:29-32, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 2:1-10, Ephesians 4:7-8, James 1:17, 1 Peter 4:10-11).
The Lord's church, Church of Christ, is the body of faithful baptized believers in Christ (Romans 12:1-2 KJV, ) that have been called out of the world to represent the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ as priests and servants on earth serving our God and Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 15:16, Galatians 1:10, Colossians 1:13, Colossians 3:23-24 NASB, 1 Timothy 4:6, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 2:9 ) waiting to be called home to enter into the heavenly kingdom of Christ and God (Matthew 24:29-31, Matthew 25:34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Philippians 1:22-24, Philippians 3:13-14, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 2 Peter 1:1-15, Revelation 11:15-17).
We come together in unity (John 17:22-23, Acts 1:14, 1 Corinthians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 4:1-3, Ephesians 4:11-13, Philippians 2:1-5 NASB, Colossians 3:12-15) to worship God on the Lord’s day in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24, Acts 20:7, Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 3:3), by singing (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:14), praying (Acts 1:14, Acts 2:42, 1 Timothy 2:1-5 KJV), partaking in the Lord's supper (Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19-20, Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 10.16, 1 Corinthians 11:20-34) and to learn of Gods’ inspired word (Acts 2:42, Philippians 1:9-10, Colossians 3:16, Titus 2:11-14, 2 Peter 1:1-11) and fellowship with each other (Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, 2 Corinthians 6:14, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Philippians 2:1-5 NASB, 1 John 1:1-10), sharing from our prosperity and for the ministry of the Gospel, to aid missionaries, to aid communities visited by calamity or disaster, and to aid the brothers and sisters in the body and those outside the body in need (Proverbs 3:27, Matthew 25:31-40, Acts 2:42, Romans 12:13, Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Galatians 6:6-10, Titus 2:11-14, Hebrews 13:16, James 2:14-18, 1 John 3:17-18), and to strengthen others and be strengthened, to encourage and be encouraged, and to invite others to become part of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-14) the church, Church of Christ, in Christ (Romans 16:16).
We come together to honor our Lord Christ Jesus and partake in the “Lord's supper” that was instituted by our Lord Christ Jesus for the remembrance (1 Corinthians 11:23-25), and celebration of His death, burial, and resurrection (John 19:20-20:18, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, 1 Peter 1:3 We are proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:26). By partaking of the Lord’s Supper, we are also proclaiming our freedom from the slavery of sin, Satan, and death. We are proclaiming redemption by God as we recall the sacrifice of our Lord and the covenant initiated to us by our Lord. We are not only sorrowful because of what our sins have done to Christ, but we are celebrating our standing with God because of Christ’s sacrifice. We are proclaiming to one another and to the outsiders that we are children of God, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
Cited from West Pam Beach Church of Christ “The Purpose of The Lord’s Supper"
These are the truths surrounding the Lord's supper they are given to us in the inspired written word of God, (Matthew 26:26-32, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:18-20, Acts 20:28, Romans 3:21-26, Romans 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 11:20-34, Ephesians 1:1-8, Ephesians 2:13-22 NASB,1 Timothy 2:5-6,
There is an invitation to visitors and listeners to be part of the body, the church, Church of Christ, in Christ, to begin a walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4, Romans 7:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15, Ephesians 4:17-24, Colossians 2:11-12, Colossians 3:5-11) being faithful until death (Matthew 10:22, Matthew 24:9-14, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:10-11).
There is also an invitation for any brother or sister in Christ that needs encouragement, prayers, or help with coming back to the Lord (Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:21-22, Mark 11:25, Acts 14:22, Acts 15:30-31, 2 Corinthians 2:5-11, Galatians 6:1-2, Colossians 3:12-14, 1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 NASB, 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15).
The day of celebration that has been given to us as written in the New Testament consists of one day that is celebrated fifty-two times a year known as the Lords Day, the First Day of the Week, Sunday (Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-16 NASB, Luke 24:1-26, John 20:1-20, Acts 2:42-44, Acts 20:7, Romans 12:1-13, Romans 16:16, 1 Corinthians 11:17-31, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 9:1-12, Galatians1:8-9, Hebrews 10:&24-25, Revelation 1:10).
This is a day that brings about a joy and that joy comes from the Lord, a wonderful day to be thankful for all that God our Father, His Son our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit have done, as well as what they are doing. This is a day that we are to be thankful, helpful, sharing the faith bringing Glory to God.
We also need to be of sound and sober mind striving to live a life closer to the honor and glory that is part of the body, the church, Church of Christ, in Christ, for the sake of our prayers along with keeping fervent in our love for one another (Romans 2:1-10, 1 Corinthians 10:31-33, Ephesians 5:15-21, Colossians 3:1-24, 1Peter 4:7-9).
In Luke 9:23 our Lord Jesus Christ commands us to deny-self, take up our cross daily and follow him.
In Matthew 5:13 our Lord Jesus Christ has given us guidance about being the salt of the earth.
In Matthew 5:14-16 we are to become the light of our Lord Jesus Christ to others.
In 1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJV we are to strive to lead a peaceful and quite life, godly and honestly in every way.
In 1 Timothy 6:11-12 NASB we are to pursue righteous, godliness, faith, love and perseverance and gentleness, to fight the good fight of faith, take hold of the eternal life of which you were called.
In Titus 2:11-15 NASB we are instructed to deny ungodliness and worldly desires, to live sensibly, righteously and godly in this present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
The words of our Lord Jesus Christ tell us whatever you wish others to do to you, also do to them (Matthew 7:12), whatever you do in word or deed do it the name of Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him (Colossians 3:17), whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Colossians 3:23-24).
We are to be obedient to rulers and authorities, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentile (patient), to show perfect courtesy to all people (Titus 3:2).
We are to "honor everyone, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the emperor" (1 Peter 2:17).
We are to "strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord and see it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; (Hebrews 12:14-15), love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44), and you shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, all thy soul, all thy mind and all thy strength and love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:37-40).
Our Lord Jesus Christ tell us if you keep his commandments you will abide in his love and his joy will be yours and God our Father will love you (John 14:21, John 14:23, John 15:10-14). The love of our Lord Jesus Christ comes from keeping his word and the love of the God our Father comes from loving His Son and doing all that he asks.
Our Lord Jesus Christ as he is the radiance of the Glory of God and exact imprint of his nature and upholds the universe with the word of His power (Hebrews 1:1-14).
Within our hearts we are to make Christ the Lord as Holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15 KJV).
The meekness is one of the fruits of the spirit that we all need to bear so as we share our faith in Christ (Galatians 5:22-23 ASV) we need to be humble (James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5-6), and we need to conduct ourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity as we try to persuade others to become Christians, we need to pray that that our speech is always with grace, as though seasoned with salt so that we will know how to respond to each person (Colossians 4:6), and strive to always trying to have a good conscience, so that when we are slandered, those who revile our good behavior in Christ may be put to shame (1 Peter 3:16).
In the inspired word of God, in the first century several of the faithful baptized believers in the body, the church, Church of Christ, worshipped God from their houses as noted in (Romans 16:3-5, Colossians 4:15, Philemon 1:2), seeing this as an example that allows us to do the same if there is no healthy Church of Christ or a mission from a Church of Christ near you. Do not let anyone tell you anything different or discourage you in anyway.
The Lord's church is called the "Church of Christ" (Romans 16:16) with either a name in front or behind like “Collinsville Church of Christ" or "Church of Christ of Collinsville".
There are many Churches of Christ around the world but like all things there have been some who have turned aside from the bible and the gospel of truth and have become an unhealthy body of Christ with adding or allowing women preachers (1 Corinthians 14:33-35, 1 Timothy 2:12-14), musical instruments, bands, a church choir (Matthew 26:30, Acts 16:25, Romans 15:9, 1 Corinthians 14:33-35, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 13:15,), doctrines, and or traditions and or commandments from men and not from the inspired word of God (Matthew 15:9, Romans 16:17, Ephesians 4:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 1 Timothy 1:3, 1 Timothy 1:10, Titus 1:9, Titus 2:10, ) these are all unhealthy Churches of Christ and you should avoid them.
For our God to accept or worship we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24). In these self-made religions and or self-made religious groups that are called city or community churches, denominational churches (Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Methodist etc.…), worship centers, synagogues, mosques, temples, spiritual centers, or monasteries they are not in spirit and in truth. Their worship is not considered acceptable, they are self-made religions and they are preaching another Gospel that is contrary to the Gospel they are to be considered accursed.
anathema: that which is laid up, i.e. a votive offering
Strong’s Number: G331 (added)
Original Word: ἀνάθεμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ath'-em-ah)
Definition: that which is laid up, a votive offering
Usage: a votive offering, a thing devoted to God; a curse, the thing cursed.
331 anáthema (from 303 /aná, "up" concluding a process, which intensifies 5087 /títhēmi, "to place") – properly, place up, referring to something pledged (given up) to destruction; a divine curse/ban ("accursed"); an "oath-curse."
[331 (anáthema) is the root of the English word, "anathema."]
These are just but a few of the scriptural verses and passages that address the divisions and factions contrary to the doctrine that was given to the body, the Lord’s church, Church of Christ (Romans 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, 1 Corinthians 11:17-26, Galatians 1:6-12, Galatians 5:19-24, Jude 1:17-21).
schisma: a split, fig. division
Strong’s Number: G4978 (added)
Original Word: σχίσμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (skhis'-mah)
Definition: a split, division
Usage: a rent, as in a garment; a division, dissention.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
a split, fig. division
division (4), divisions (2), tear (2).
hairesis: choice, opinion
Strong’s Number: G139 (added)
Original Word: αἵρεσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (hah'-ee-res-is)
Definition: choice, opinion
Usage: a self-chosen opinion, a religious or philosophical sect, discord or contention.
139 haíresis (a feminine noun derived from 138 /hairéomai, "personally select, choose") – properly, a personal (decisive) choice.
139 /haíresis ("a strong, distinctive opinion") is used in the NT of individual "parties (sects)" that operated within Judaism. The term stresses the personal aspect of choice – and hence how being a Sadducee (Ac 5:17) was sharply distinguished from being a Pharisee (Ac 15:5; 26:5).
[As a feminine noun, 139 (haíresis) highlights the subjective (individual) nature of a specific (divisive) opinion.]
These are just but a few of the scriptural verses and passages that address the head of the body, the church, Church of Christ (Genesis 3:15, Matthew 16:18, Acts 20:28, 1 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Corinthians 15:25-27, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 4:4,15-16, Ephesians 5:23, Colossians 1:24, Colossians 2:10, 2:19, Hebrews 2:1-10).
The following article was cited from the Northwest Church of Christ titled “Christ & His Church” addressing the Church of Christ, the body, divisions, and salvation.
Jesus promised to build His church (Matthew 16:18). It began on Pentecost after His resurrection in the city of Jerusalem (Acts 2). When the gospel of Christ was preached the people asked, “What shall we do?” (v. 37).
The apostle Peter told them to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (v. 38). “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them… And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (vv. 41, 47).
Whenever and wherever that same gospel is preached, and people respond in that same way God adds them to that same church. Jesus never wanted the church to be divided into different denominations. He prayed that His disciples be one (John 17:20-23). He purchased the church with His own blood (Acts 20:28). It belongs to Him.
The apostle Paul vigorously condemned division in the church (1 Corinthians 1:10-13). He reminded us that Christ is not divided, that Paul was not crucified for us, and that we were not baptized into the name of Paul. It is by Christ’s sacrifice and by His name that we are saved and added to His church (not that of some mere human).
Paul also taught that Jesus is the head of the church, which is His body (Ephesians 1:22-23), that there is one body (4:4), that Jesus is the Savior of the body (5:23), and that He loved the church and gave Himself for her (v. 25).
Salvation is found in Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:10) and all the saved are in His church (Acts 2:47). When we are baptized into Christ for salvation (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:26-27; Colossians 2:12) we are baptized into His church (1 Corinthians 12:13).
The gospel of Christ calls all people out of sin and the world, with its false religions and manmade denominations, and into Christ and His church (Acts 2:39; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 1 Peter 2:9-10).
Do you belong to Christ and His church? Does the church mean as much to you as it does to Christ?
In the Lord’s Church, we follow the commandments and the qualifications given to us to establish the elders (Acts 11:29-30, Acts 14:23, Acts 15:2, Acts 15:4, Acts 15:6, Acts 20:17-18, 1 Peter 5:1-7), the overseers (Acts 20:28, Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9), shepherds (Ephesians 4:11, 1 Peter 5:1-7), deacons (Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13), preachers (Acts 17:18, Galatians 1:6-12, 1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11), teachers (Matthew 10:24-25, Matthew 23:8-10, Luke 6:40, 1 Timothy 1:3-7, 1 Timothy 2:7, 1 Timothy 6:2-5, 2 Timothy 1:11, James 3:1-12) , and evangelists (Acts 21:8, Ephesians 4:11, 2 Timothy 4:1-5 ) in the Churches of Christ from the inspired word of God.
episkopos: a superintendent, an overseer
Strong’s Number: G1985 (added)
Original Word: ἐπίσκοπος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech:Noun, Masculine
Definition: a superintendent, an overseer
Usage: (used as an official title in civil life), overseer, supervisor, ruler, especially used with reference to the supervising function exercised by an elder or presbyter of a church or congregation.
1985 epískopos (a masculine noun, derived from 1909/epí, "on/fitting contact," which intensifies 4649 /skopós, "look intently," like at an end-marker concluding a race) – properly, an overseer; a man called by God to literally "keep an eye on" His flock (the Church, the body of Christ), i.e. to provide personalized (first hand) care and protection (note the epi, "on").
"Though in some contexts 1985 (epískopos) has been regarded traditionally as a position of authority, in reality the focus is upon the responsibility for caring for others" (L & N, 1, 35.40).
Strong’s Number: G4245 (added)
Original Word: πρεσβύτερος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-boo'-ter-os)
Usage: elder, usually used as subst.; an elder, a member of the Sanhedrin, an elder of a Christian assembly.
4245 presbýteros – properly, a mature man having seasoned judgment (experience); an elder.
The NT specifies elders are men. (The feminine singular, presbytera, never occurs in the Bible.)
[The feminine plural, presbyteras, occurs in 1 Tim 5:2. It refers to aged women, i.e. not women with an official church office or title.]
diakonos: a servant, minister
Strong’s Number: G1249 (added)
Original Word: διάκονος, οῦ, ὁ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak'-on-os)
Definition: a servant, minister
Usage: a waiter, servant; then of any one who performs any service, an administrator.
1249 /diákonos ("ministry") in the NT usually refers to the Lord inspiring His servants to carry out His plan for His people – i.e. as His "minister" (like a deacon serving Him in a local church).
This root (diakon-) is "probably connected with the verb diōkō, 'to hasten after, pursue' (perhaps originally said of a runner)" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 147).]
kérussó: to be a herald, proclaim
Strong’s Number: G2784 (added)
Original Word: κηρύσσω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (kay-roos'-so)
Definition: to be a herald, proclaim
Usage: I proclaim, herald, preach.
2784 kērýssō – properly, to herald (proclaim); to preach (announce) a message publicly and with conviction (persuasion).
2784 /kērýssō ("to herald") refers to preaching the Gospel as the authoritative (binding) word of God, bringing eternal accountability to all who hear it.
[2784 (kērýssō) is "preaching by a herald sent from God" (BAGD, "declaration," TDNT, 3:703). To "gospelize" (2097 /euaggelízō) stresses the victory of God's Gospel-message in the totality of His "good news."]
didaskalos: an instructor
Strong’s Number: G1320 (added)
Original Word: διδάσκαλος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (did-as'-kal-os)
Definition: an instructor
Usage: a teacher, master.
Cognate: 1320 didáskalos (a masculine noun derived from 1321 /didáskō, "to teach") – a teacher, an instructor acknowledged for their mastery in their field of learning; in Scripture, a Bible teacher, competent in theology. See 1319 (didaskalia).
euaggelistés: an evangelist, a bringer of good news
Strong’s Number: G2099 (added)
Original Word: εὐαγγελιστής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-ang-ghel-is-tace')
Definition: an evangelist, a bringer of good news
Usage: an evangelist, a missionary, bearer of good tidings.
2099 euaggelistḗs (from 2097 /euaggelízō, "evangelize") – properly, an "evangelist" (L & N, 1, 53.76); someone with a vocational calling from God to announce the good news of the Gospel (see Eph 4:11).
Every Christian is called to share the Gospel, but 2099 /euaggelistḗs ("an evangelist") does so as a vocation, which includes preaching the full message of Christ's salvation (the whole Gospel). See 2097 /euangelizō ("gospelizing").
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“Worship” Christian Courier
La Vista Church of Christ “Daily Religion” (Referenced and Cited Article)
“Is It Appropriate to Worship Jesus?” Christian Courier
“Is the Holy Spirit Worthy of Worship?” Christian Courier
"The Purpose of the Lord's Supper" West Palm Beach Church of Christ (Cited Article)
“The New Testament Pattern of Giving” Christian Courier
West Side Church of Christ "Gospel Plan of Salvation"
Church of Christ "Gospel Plan of Salvation"
Granby Church of Christ "God's Plan of Salvation for all Mankind"
"1 Timothy 2:1-7, A Praying People" West Palm Beach Church of Christ
“Pray Without Ceasing” Dean Road church of Christ
“Seven Laws to Pray By” Christian Courier
simplybible "Sin and Prayer"
simplybible "Sentence Prayer"
simplybible "Seven attitudes in Prayer" Making Prayer Effective
simplybible "Seven more attitudes in Prayer" Making Prayer Effective
“May a Christian Address Christ in Praise or Prayer?” Christian Courier
Ohio Valley Restoration Research “Views of Providence in Prayer”
simplybible “Thanksgiving Living Part 1” Little Surprises About Thanksgiving
simplybible “Thanksgiving Living Part 2” Little Surprises About Thanksgiving
Truth for Today "Into the Abundant Life book" becoming a Faithful Christian
“You are the Salt of the Earth” Southside Church of Christ
"Obedience To The Will Of God" The Church of Christ, Grey
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