The Flock, purchased with Christ’s blood
"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."
-- Acts 20:28
Sanctified in Christ, Called to be Saints
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours”
-- 1 Corinthians 1:2
The Body of Christ
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”
-- 1 Corinthians 12:27
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
-- Colossians 1:18
The House of God, Pillar and Ground of the Truth
“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
-- 1Timothy 3:15
The church or churches mentioned in the Bible are sometimes called Church of God (Acts 20:28), churches of Christ (Rom.16:16), churches of the Gentiles (Rom.16:4), churches of the saints (1Cor.14:33), and church of the firstborn (Heb.12:23).
Saints: beloved of God
/ All scripture quotations in this article are from the Holy Bible, King James Version, Cambridge, 1769. /
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