The Scripture reveals that
the Church is not just another organization that was begun by
some well meaning individual or group of individuals. The Church
has some very distinctive marks that set her apart from all
other organizations. In fact, the Church could be said to
be a living organism because it is the "Body of Christ."
What puts the Church on a
THE MIGHT OF THE CHURCH IS THE SPIRIT (5:18)
Organizations work fine without the Spirit, but the Church
cannot fulfill its purpose without the Divine Spirit, which is
the life of the
THE MASTER OF THE CHURCH IS THE SAVIOR (5:23)
Only the body of believers called the Church has a Savior who
lived and died for her and yet lives as her Lord and Master.
Mohammed masters no one. Mohammed is dead! Jesus
III. THE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH IS THE SCRIPTURE (5:26)
The Church is birthed and sustained by the Word of God.
She would have no existence without God's Word.
THE MAKE-UP OF THE CHURCH IS SINNERS (5:11-12)
Organizations want only the best qualified for membership.
Christ seeks out unworthy sinners to make up His Church, the
THE MALIGNED ENEMY OF THE CHURCH IS SIN (5:11,12)
Organizations may do well with sin in their midst and may even
thrive on it. The body of Christ has been given a new
nature that hates sin. It robs the Christian of peace and
THE CHURCH OF GOD IS