THE CHURCH – Various Metaphors For Church – Br. Thomson B Thomas – [Audio sermon]


Posted here is the sermon delivered by Br. Thomson B Thomas at Assembly Bible Classes between 23rd April to 29th April.

Passage of Reference: Mathew 16:18, Mathew 18:20

‘The Lord Jesus loved the church and gave Himself for it. Anybody who loves the Lord can only love it and labour for its progress. They shall have delight in its principles and practice. Now the doctrines related to church are corrupted or neglected. It is high time to get to the Bible and see the will of God concerning it. In the eight Bible studies uploaded here by brother Thomson B Thomas, Mumbai, gives the elementary and essential teachings of the church. The name the Lord gave to it, it’s various metaphors and the two aspects of it are presented in simple terms. The ordinances, offices and its autonomy are taught clearly. The series takes the student till the blessed hope of the church. Anyone, beginner or scholar, may find help in listening to these.’

In this sermon Br. Thomson explained more about the Local Church and the Universal Church by mentioning some of the metaphors or illustrations which are given in the Bible of the church. They are:

Universal Church Local Church
1. Body – Eph 1:22,23 1. Body – 1Cor 12:27
2. Building – Eph 2:19-22 2. Building – 1Cor 3:9
3. Flock – John 10:16 3. Flock – Acts 26:28
4. Spiritual House – 1Pet 2:4-10 4. Tillage – 1Cor 3:9
5. Bride – Eph 5:28-32 5. Virgin – 2Cor 11:2
6. New Man – Eph 2:11-18 6. Epistle – 2Cor 3:3
7. City – Rev 21:2-10 7. Lampstand – Rev 1:13-20

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