Portrait Of A New Testament Church


Built on the foundation of the Apostles.
Churches aren’t free to “do their own thing.”
Acts 2:42
Ephesians 2:19–20
Consisted of holy people.
The Christians at Philippi were “saints.”
1 Corinthians 1:2

Excluded religious hierarchy.
To the elders, deacons, preachers, and saints at…
All stand equal before the cross. 
Paul is a bond servant.
Enjoyed divine blessings.
Grace is “good will or favor.”
John 3:16; James 1:16–17
Because of grace, we have peace.
With God.
With others.
Within self.
Existed in a hostile environment.
Acts 16:16–24
Philippians 3:20
John 15:18–19
If we want to be a church like those in the New Testament, we must…
Build on the foundation of the apostles.
Be holy people. 
Reject a religious hierarchy.
Enjoy God’s divine blessings. 
Exist in this hostile environment.
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