Bible Study Series >> The Church As It Should Be
The Church's Mission Impossible
This Bible study on Matthew 28:16 - 20 corresponds with our Sunday sermons from July 20, 2008. Overview: Imagine standing among Jesus' small group of disciples when he gave them this impossible mission, "Go and make disciples for me from of every nation on the earth."
The Church as a Garden
This Bible study (based primarily on John 15:1 - 5) corresponds with our Sunday sermons on 27-07-08. Overview: Jack's mother threw his five magic beans out the window, producing a beanstalk that reached into the sky. The growth of God's kingdom is also miraculous, but not nearly as effortless and instantaneous.
The Church as a Family
This Bible study is based on Hebrews 2:5 - 18 and corresponds with our Sunday sermons from 3 August 2008. Overview: Following God's command to love our Christian brothers and sisters can sometimes be a tall order. We must begin by seeing the Church through Christ's eyes.
The Church as an Army
This Bible study on 1 Samuel 17 corresponds with Tim McBrides sermons at our two morning services on 10-08-08. Overview: David and Goliath is a great Bible story, but what does it mean, and how do we apply it to our lives?
The Church as an Athlete
This study, based on Philippians 3:4 - 14 corresponds with our Sunday sermons on 17-08-08. Overview: A race is like a snap shot of humanity, striving toward its goals. The Apostle Paul used images of athletic competitions to symbolise the Church straining toward Christ.
The Church as a Relay Team
This study, based on Hebrew 12:1 - 3, corresponds with our Sunday sermons from 24-08-08. Overview: As we progress on our difficult faith-journey it's good to know that others have gone before us.
The Church as a Building Construction Site
This study is based on Ephesians 2:19 - 22 and corresponds with our Sunday sermons on 31-08-08. This is the church; this is the steeple; open the door and see all the people. Does this innocent little religious rhyme reflect our misunderstanding of the Church?
The Church as a Royal Priesthood
This study is based on 1 Peter 2:4 - 12 and corresponds with our Sunday sermons from September 7, 2008. Overview: When you hear the word, 'Priest' do you think of yourself and those you know in your church?
The Church as a Bride
This Bible study, based on Ephesians 5:25 - 33, corresponds with our Sunday sermons from 14 September, 2008. Overview: There are important truths for the whole Church behind the bridal veil.
The Church as a Body
This Bible study, based on Romans 12:1 - 8, corresponds with our sermons from Sunday 21 September. Overview: Our bodies send out messages even when our mouths are closed. Since Christ is the head of the Church, our corporate body language is a vital testimony to Christ.
The Church's Vision: Heaven's Silhouette
This final study on Revelation 7:9 - 17 in this series corresponds with our Sunday sermons from 28 September. Overview: A silhouette can help us understand the relationship between the Church as it is now and what it will be when Christ has completed his glorious work in us.