Name – Sept. 3

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If I mention to you the “dog of John,” I have told you that the dog belongs to John, but I have not told you the name of his dog.

If I mention to you the “wife of Sam,” I have told you that Sam is married, but I have not told you the name of Sam’s wife.

Likewise, if I mention to you the church of Christ (Rom. 16:16), I have told you that the church belongs to Christ (cf. Mat. 16:18), but I have not told you the name of His church/bride (cf. Rom. 7:4).

The church which we read about in the New Testament has no name.

It’s simply referred to as:

  • “The church” (Col. 1:18),
  • “The church of the Lord” (Acts 20:28),
  • “The church of the living God” (1 Cor. 1:2),
  • “The church of the living God” (1 Tim. 3:15), or
  • “The church of Christ” (Rom. 16:16).

Each designation tells us to whom the church BELONGS, but none of them tell us the NAME of the church.

Think about it.

“God loves you and I love you and that’s the way it’s gonna be!” – Mike

 

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