Saturday, October 22, 2016
Bible Lesson: Titles Of The Church Church Title: Household Of God
Bible Lesson: Titles Of The Church
Church Title: Household Of God
Ephesians 2:19 KJV
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of
The Household* Of God;
Household: Oikeios (Oy-ki-os): A relative, adherent: those of (his own) house (hold).
The people of a house collectively;
Of or relating to a household:
Dear Christian, brother and sister, we are apart of something great, we are members of
The House Hold Of God.
Galatians 3:28 KJV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
From Adam to Christ, mankind was divided into two groups, the Jews, and the Gentiles. The Jews lived under Covenants of The Lord, being called the people of God.
Exodus 33:15-17 NLT
15 Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place.
16 How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”
17 The Lord replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.”
Leviticus 20:26 NLT
You must be holy because I, The Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be My very own.
And the Gentiles:
Ephesians 2:11,12 NLT
11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts.
12 In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them...”
Romans 1:19,20 NLT
19 They know The Truth about God because He has made it obvious to them.
20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
The Cross of Jesus Christ has changed everything.
Mark 15:38 KJV
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
That which separated God and men was done away with, not by the works of men, “rent in twain from the top to the bottom,” clearly showing, it an act of God.
Gods access was no longer by earthly priests, and Gods access was now both to the Jews and Gentiles.
Now there was a new group on the scene. Once there were the Jews and the Gentiles, and now there is the building of God, called The Church Of Jesus Christ, the very Household Of God.
I Corinthians 10:32 KJV
Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to The Church Of God:
Ephesians 2:13-22 NLT
13 But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to Him through The Blood Of Christ (A new covenant for Jew and Gentile).
14 For Christ Himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when,
in His own body on the cross, He broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.
15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in Himself one new people from the two groups.
16 Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of His death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.
17 He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from Him, and peace to the Jews who were near.
18 Now all of us can come to The Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.
(A Temple for The Lord)
19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.
20 Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And
The Cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself.
21 We are carefully joined together in Him, becoming a holy temple for The Lord.
22 Through Him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by His Spirit.
(Remember: The Corner Stone and the foundation are one, and may "not," be divorced, the one from the other. The Corner Stone, is a main part of the foundation.)
As a Christian, whether Jew or Gentile, we are apart of The Household Of God
Romans 10:11-13 KJV
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of The Lord shall be saved.
When a person does this he may call The Father....
Romans 8:15 KJV
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received
The Spirit Of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Galatians 4:6 KJV
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth The Spirit Of His Son into your hearts, crying,
Bless This House
Bless this house, O Lord we pray,
Make it safe by night and day . . .
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out . . .
Bless the roof and chimneys tall,
Let thy peace lie overall . . .
Bless this door that it may prove,
Ever open,To joy and love . . .
Bless these windows shining bright,
Letting in God's Heavenly light,
Bless the hearth, ablazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer!
Bless the people here within,
Keep them pure and free from sin . . .
Bless us all that we may be,
Fit O Lord to dwell with thee . . .
Bless us all that one day we may dwell,
O Lord! With Thee!
Words and Music by Helen Taylor
And May H. Morgan (May Brahe), 1927
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Revelation 21:3 KJV
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.