7028 church, life of

7028 church, life of

The church lives its life in union with Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is called to mutual love, holy living, and to worship.

The church lives its life in union with Christ

The church lives in Christ and Christ lives in the church 1Co 1:30 See also Mt 18:20; Jn 15:5; Jn 17:21; 1Co 8:6; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27; Col 2:6; 1Jn 4:13

Believers are united with Christ in baptism Gal 3:27 See also Ac 2:38; Ac 19:5; Ro 6:3-4; Col 2:12

The church lives its life in the power of the Holy Spirit

The church lives in the Spirit, and the Spirit lives in the church Ro 8:9-11 The indwelling Spirit is identified with the presence of Jesus Christ. See also 1Co 3:16; Gal 5:16,25; Eph 2:22; 2Ti 1:14; 1Jn 2:27

The Spirit is given to the church Ac 1:4-5 See also Jn 20:22; Ac 2:4; Ac 15:8; Ro 7:6; Ro 15:16; 1Co 6:11; Gal 3:3; 1Pe 1:1-2

The Spirit seals the church Eph 1:13 See also 2Co 1:22; 2Co 5:5; Eph 4:30

The Spirit guides the church Rev 2:7 See also Ac 8:29; Ac 10:19; Ac 11:12; Ac 13:2; Ac 20:23; Ac 21:4

The Spirit teaches the church 1Co 2:13 See also Jn 16:13; Eph 1:17

The Spirit sanctifies the church Ro 15:16 See also 1Co 6:11; 2Th 2:13; 1Pe 1:2

The Spirit endows the church with gifts 1Co 12:7 See also Ro 12:6-8; 1Co 12:8-11,28; Eph 4:11

The church as a fellowship

As a fellowship of mutual love 1Th 5:11 See also Ro 15:2; 1Co 14:12; Gal 6:10; 1Th 4:18; Heb 10:25

As a fellowship of ordinary people 1Co 1:26-27 See also Lk 6:20; Jas 2:5

The distinctiveness of the church

The church as a chosen people 1Pe 2:9 See also Eph 1:4; Col 3:12

The church as a holy people Heb 12:14 See also Ro 11:16; Ro 15:16; 1Co 1:2; Eph 2:21; Eph 5:3; 1Th 3:13; Heb 2:11; 1Pe 1:15-16; 2Pe 3:11

The church as a people set apart 2Co 7:1 The repeated call to be separate from evil is the practical outworking of the church’s sanctification. See also 1Co 5:9-12; 2Co 6:14-18; Eph 5:7; 2Th 3:14; 2Ti 3:1-5; Tit 3:10-11

The church as a heavenly people Jn 17:14-16 See also Lk 10:20; 1Co 15:48; Gal 4:26; Eph 2:6; Php 3:20; Col 3:1-4; Heb 11:16; Heb 12:22-23

The church and worship

Praise in the life of the church Heb 13:15 See also Ac 2:47; 1Co 14:26; Eph 5:18-20; Php 3:3; Col 3:16

Prayer in the life of the church Corporate prayer in the church: Ac 1:14; Ac 2:42; Ac 4:24-31; Ac 12:5,12; Ac 20:36; Ac 21:5 Prayer for church leaders: Ro 15:30; Eph 6:19-20; Col 4:2-4; 1Th 5:25; 2Th 3:1; Heb 13:18
Eph 6:18 prayer for all Christians; 1Ti 2:1-2 prayer for all, including secular leaders

Baptism in the life of the church

Ac 2:38; 1Co 1:13; Gal 3:26-27; Eph 4:4-5; Col 2:11-12; 1Pe 3:21

The Lord’s Supper in the life of the church 1Co 10:16-17 The breaking of bread was central to the church’s worship and a vital expression of its fellowship. See also Ac 2:42,46; Ac 20:7; 1Co 10:21; 1Co 11:17-34

The suffering of the church

Suffering persecution from a hostile world Jn 16:33 See also Mt 5:10-12; 1Co 4:12; 2Co 4:9; 1Th 3:4; 2Ti 3:12

Sharing in the sufferings of Christ Php 3:10 See also Jn 15:20; Ro 8:17; 2Co 4:10-11; 1Pe 4:13

Suffering as the road to glory Jas 1:12 See also Ro 5:3; Ro 8:18; 2Co 4:17; 2Ti 2:11-12; 1Pe 5:10

See also

1432prophecy in NT
3275Holy Spirit in the church
4018life, spiritual
7404ordinances
7957sacraments
7966spiritual gifts
8266holiness
8413edification
8619prayer in church
8622worship
8664praise
8676thanksgiving

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