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Port Hueneme church of Christ


The Universal Church

Matthew 16:13-19

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Two Senses Church Used In New Testament
      • A. Universal
      • B. Local - place or territory
    • 2. Our Topic: Universal Church
      • A. A certain type or quality of people
      • B. God adds people (Acts 2:47)
      • C. Special people (Luke 14:26-27; Acts 9:2)
      • D. "In Christ" = in Church (Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
  • I. WHAT CHRIST WAS BUILDING
    • A. A Called-Out People (Matthew 16:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:14)
  • II. NATURE OF CHURCH
    • A. Spiritual in Nature (Hebrews 12:22-24; 1 Peter 2:9-10)
      • 1. Same nation - description (Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 7:6)
      • 2. Chosen generation (Deuteronomy 7:7-8; John 15:16; Ephesians 1:4)
    • B. Three Great Things About Nature of Church
      • 1. Living stones
        • a. Every stone placed upon foundation stone (I Corinthians 3:11)
      • 2. A holy priesthood
        • a. 1 Peter 2:5
        • b. Bridge builder
        • c. Sacrifices
      • 3. Function of Church
        • a. Tell what God has done for you (Ephesians 1:3-7)
  • Conclusion
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