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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7142 people of God, in NT
7142 people of God, in NT

7142 people of God, in NT

The NT relates how the Christian church is the new people of God, assuming all the privileges and responsibilities of Israel in the OT, but with a universal mission to all the world, rather than any one nation.

NT believers are God’s people

Ro 9:22-26 See also 1Pe 2:10; 2Co 9:12; Eph 5:3; Rev 22:21

Believers are the true children of Abraham

Gal 3:29 See also Mt 3:9 pp Lk 3:8; Ro 4:16-18; Gal 3:6-9; Gal 4:22-31; 1Pe 3:6

The church is the people of God

God’s chosen people 1Pe 2:9 See also Col 3:12; 1Th 1:4; 2Th 2:13

God’s children Jn 1:12-13 See also Gal 3:26; Gal 4:4-6; Eph 1:5; Php 2:14-15

God’s possession Eph 1:13-14; Tit 2:14; 1Pe 2:9

God’s servants 1Pe 2:16; Rev 1:1; Rev 2:20

The temple of God 1Pe 2:5 See also Eph 2:19-22; Heb 3:6

The body of Christ Eph 1:22-23 See also Ro 12:4-5; 1Co 12:27; Eph 4:11-13

Jesus Christ sends believers into all the world

Ac 1:8 See also Mt 28:19; Mk 13:10; Mk 16:15; Lk 24:47; Jn 17:20-24

See also

1040God, fatherhood
2212Christ, head of church
4836light & people of God
5078Abraham, significance
6639election to salvation
7024church, nature of
7115children of God
7512Gentiles, in NT

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