What is the church?

The church is the body of Jesus Christ.

Perhaps the only thing more unfathomable than the incarnation, the reality that the God of the universe chose to dwell among us as a human, is the reality that God has chosen us to be vessels of His glory, carrying the life of Jesus Christ everywhere we go. We are to move beyond simply “going to church” to becoming the living body of Jesus Christ everyone we go.

Scripture Memory Verses: Matthew 18:18-20 , Ephesians 4:1-6

Jesus Curriculum Resource: “What is the church?” Teaching Guide

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Lesson 1: What is the purpose?

The purpose of our lives is to love God and love people.

Lesson 2: What is the gospel?

The Gospel is a Person, and His Name is Jesus.

Lesson 3: What is the work?

The work of God is to believe in Jesus.

Lesson 4: What is the ministry?

The primary ministry of a follower of Jesus is reconciliation.

Lesson 5: What is the church?

The church is the body of Jesus Christ.

Lesson 6: What is the method of leadership?

The method of leadership is to serve with and through Jesus.

Lesson 7: What is the kingdom?

The kingdom of God is the rule and reign of King Jesus that begins in our hearts.