Study of Great Bible Truths – Vol. 2 Lesson 25

Lesson 25:  The Unity of the Church


1. There must be spiritual unity in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.   John 17:21-22.


2. Parts cannot work harmoniously if they do not belong to one another, if they don’t have the same life in them. Ephesians 2:18.


3. Unity must be based on doctrine (a set of beliefs held and taught by a church). John 17: 7-8, John 8:58, Acts 2:42.


4. Before there can be fellowship there must be a community of doctrine. Fellowship is based on the same faith, the same truth, and the same understanding of the truth. 2 John 10-11, 1 John 2:19


5. There is no account of a ‘national church’ in the Scripture. Colossians 3:11

Differences in nationality along with social and racial distinctions are immaterial and should NEVER be mentioned in connection with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.


6. The nation of Israel was the church in the Old Testament.


7. The Church is made up of people who have been born again and have spiritual life, who are members of the mystical body of Christ and gather together in a local assembly with Christ as the head. The Church consists of God’s people who live on earth, but who are also citizens of the Kingdom of God which is not of this world.



Key Thought: The Church operates under the Lordship and in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.



Next Lesson :  The Marks and Government of the Church


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