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The Church: Gathered by the Word

by Rev. William Moody
Ephesians 2 v19-20, Matthew 16 v18, Ephesians 4 v11-16, 2 Timothy 3 v16

Ephesians 2:19–20

19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,1 but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Footnotes

[1] 2:19 Or sojourners

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Matthew 16:18

18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock1 I will build my church, and the gates of hell2 shall not prevail against it.

Footnotes

[1] 16:18 The Greek words for Peter and rock sound similar
[2] 16:18 Greek the gates of Hades

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Ephesians 4:11–16

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds1 and teachers,2 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,3 to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Footnotes

[1] 4:11 Or pastors
[2] 4:11 Or the shepherd-teachers
[3] 4:13 Greek to a full-grown man

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2 Timothy 3:16

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

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