Teaching the Bible Verse by Verse. "Edifying the Body of Christ"
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Ephesians 1:22-23 describes the church as the body of Christ. The church is neither a building nor an organization. It is a living organism, an assembly of believers, with Christ as the head.
The purpose of the church in eternity is to demonstrate the grace of God--Ephesians 2:7; the purpose of the church in time is to present every believer complete in Christ--Colossians 1:28. In other words, it is to promote the growth of individual believers. Growth is achieved by the intake of Bible doctrine--II Timothy 3:16-17 through the systematic teaching of God’s Word.
Each believer has a God-given place, a God-appointed gift, and a responsibility to the local church.
Scott began his ministry in 2005 at Willomore. He and his wife Debbie have one daughter (and son-in-law) and three sons. Scott's goals, as well as those of Willomore Church, are to proclaim the gospel message and build up believers in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. Scott is a combat veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Bible is exactly what it claims to be--the Word of God, the revelation of God's grace and truth to man. The Holy Spirit guided the human authors of Scripture to ensure that it was recorded without error in the original manuscripts--1 Cor. 2:10.
Salvation is by grace, through faith--Ephesians 2:8. Man contributes nothing to nor does anything to deserve salvation. Man is saved by believing the simple gospel message: “ . . . that Christ died for our sins, according to scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures; And that he was seen . . . "--I Corinthians 15:3-5.
The Need for Salvation
The need for salvation is based on two issues: man’s condition and God’s character.
Man’s Condition: All men are sinners. Romans 3:23 tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The penalty for sin is separation from God, making the unbeliever spiritually dead. Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death.” The apostle Paul tells the Ephesians that they were “dead in their trespasses and sins”--Ephesians 2:1.
God’s Character: God is holy and must separate Himself from sin--Psalm 97:2. God’s perfect justice demands that sin must be punished--Romans 6:23.
The Christian Life:
The Christian life is a walk by faith rather than by sight--Galatians 3. Christians mature by allowing the Holy Spirit to transform their minds through regular intake, belief and application of God’s Word-- Romans 12:1-2. God deals with man both in salvation and in the Christian life on a grace basis. Grace is God’s boundless gifts to man motivated by His infinite love and total devoid of our merit.
See: Self-Led Family Study/Audio Tab: Sunday, April 11, 2021:
Public confession is not required for salvation.
The thrust of modern Bible study today--what does the passage mean to me.
Romans 10:8-13 follows Hebrews parallelism.
What about Luke 12:8-9?
Always interpret harmonistically--never take one passage against another.