The Church - Believers as the Body of Christ

© 2006 Steve Lewis - contact@SpiritAndTruth.org

COURSE

Introduction

The Illustration of the Body of Christ

The placement and gifting of the members of the body (1 Cor 12:7,11,18)

Universal Sense Local Manifestation
Baptizing ministry of the Holy Spirit Ordinance of water baptism in a local church
"Membership" in the Church Association with a local gathering of believers in a local church

The Responsibilities of a Believer

The primary relationships in a believer's life (Matthew 22:37-39)

A Believer's Responsibilities Toward God

DutyCommand
Worship Romans 12:1; Philippians 3:3
Pray Acts 2:42; Romans 12:12; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thess 5:17; 1 Peter 4:7
Seek God through His Word Acts 6:4; Ephesians 6:17; Colossians 3:16; Titus 1:9; Hebrews 4:12, 13:7; James 1:22-23; 1 Peter 2:1-3
Give thankfully Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Philippians 4:15-17
Celebrate the Lord's Supper 1 Corinthians 11:23-27
Be baptized Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41, 16:15; 18:8

A Believer's Responsibilities Toward Other Believers

DutyCommand
Fellowship & Caring Romans 12:10, 13:8; Ephesians 4:2,32
Serving Romans 12:7; Ephesians 4:12; 1 Peter 4:10
Giving Romans 12:8; Philippians 4:15
Prayer 2 Corinthians 1:11; Ephesians 6:17-18
Encouraging & Exhorting Ephesians 4:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 3:13

A Believer's Responsibilities Toward non-Believers

DutyCommand
Evangelism & Missions Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11
Serving 1 Corinthians 3:5
Giving Romans 12:20; James 2:16
Prayer Ephesians 6:19-20; 1 Timothy 2:1
Apologetics & Speaking truth into the culture Acts 17:17

Overview: A Believer's Responsibilities