January 30, 2022

The Church Defined

Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: Stand Alone Topic: Church Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12–27, Ephesians 4:11–16

Text:  1 Corinthians 12:12-27


The Church Defined as a Unified Body

  • The church is the body of Christ. It is a unified body with many members.
  • The church puts God’s Truth on display. It is the Gospel made visible for the world around us as “the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)


The Church Defined as an Essentially Diverse Body

  • Within the Body of Christ, there is harmonious unity within the diversity of its parts.
  • Within the Body of Christ, each member is essential to the other.


The Church Defined as a Caring Body

  • We come together to share our lives with one another and give our lives up in sacrificial love for one another.



  • How we care for another
  • How we serve together
  • How the elders are equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16)

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Hold the Ropes

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Apr 7


The Trustworthy Word of the Holy Spirit

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Mar 3


Romans 8:1

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