Episode 1: Defining the Church

Bring the Word

Read Ephesians 5:21-33

  • What does it mean to be the body of Christ?
  • Are the body of Christ and the Church the same thing? 
  • Name some of the roles Christ fills pertaining to the Church?
  • Does the Church fulfill any needs of Christ? Why is this important?
  • What is asked of the Church?

Read John 14:15-27

  • How do we show love for Christ?
  • Does showing love for Christ make us the Church?
  • Why do we need an advocate?
  • What role does the advocate/Holy Spirit play in the Church?

Read Acts 1:24-2:11

  • What are some of the significance of this event to the Church?
  • How many apostles were there?
  • How many different groups of people are named?
  • How effective would the apostles have been without the Holy Spirit?
  • Do you think this compares to the effectiveness of the Church without the Holy Spirit?

Read Acts 2:36-41

  • What can we learn about how we become a part of the Church from how the 3,000 were “added to their number?” 

Bring It Home

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-14,27

  • Are our roles as individuals separate from the roles of the Church, as a whole?
  • Can you describe the Church without describing the individuals of the Church?
  • What does that say about the Church?
  • How can we pray for you?

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