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In this lesson we will go into detail about the church that Jesus began to build while He was here on this earth. In this lesson we want to get a brief introduction which, we trust, will give you a desire to study more on your own.


1. Jesus did build a church that cannot be destroyed.


Matthew 16:18. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build ____________________; and the gates of hell shall not ____________________________.


2. The church was shown in action on the Day of Pentecost and 3,000 were added to the church.


Acts 2:41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and _____________________ there were added unto them about _______________________________________.


3. Acts 2:47. Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord _____________ daily __________________________________________________.


4. The church is called the body of Christ over which He is the head.


Ephesians 1: 22 and 23. And hath put all things under His feet, which gave Him to be ____________ over all things to ________________________. Which is _________________, the fullness of _________________ that filleth all in all.


5. Jesus is the door to the church and we can enter only through the new birth, salvation.


John 10:9a. I am ______________________: by Me if any man _____________________, he shall be saved.


6. The church is also called the kingdom and Jesus is coming some day to take His church to heaven.


1 Thessalonians 4:17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be _____________________ together with them ___________________, to meet the Lord _________________________: and so shall we ________________ with ___________________.


7. The name Jesus gave to His church. This does not mean a denomination called by that name.


Acts 20:28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to _______________________, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to fee ______________________________, which He hath ______________________ with _____________________________________.