Deliverance Is Only In Christ's Church
Delivered By
Matt Haynes
Delivered On
April 15, 2018 at 9:30 AM
2018 Gospel Meeting

Deliverance is only in Christ Church

Introduction:  We have discussed that deliverance is only in Christ, but deliverance is only in Christ church as well.  Just as there was only one Christ, He only died for One church!

  1. Matthew 16:13-18- Jesus was going to build His church and give Peter the keys to the kingdom.

Colossians 1:13- Christ delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love

  • These Christians had been delivered and thus were currently in the kingdom. 

Revelation 1:9- The word church and Kingdom are being used in the same sense in these accounts.

  • The kingdom was not something to come, it was something that was present at the time.
  1. When was the church established?
  • The same time repentance and remission of sins was preached

Luke 24:46-47-  Christ had to suffer and rise on the third day.  Then repentance and remission of sins would be preached first in Jerusalem.

  • Acts 2:  We see the one that was given the keys to the kingdom, preaching the gospel and the Lord adding to the church those that were being saved.
  • Salvation in Christ and the church has and will always be connected!  You can’t separate salvation from the Lords church.
  • Vs. 41- 3000 were added to them
  • The Lord was adding to the church those that were being saved.
  • When you are in Christ you are in His church, when you are outside of Christ you are outside of His church.
  1. There is only ONE church!

Time Machine example from B.J. Clarke:

  • Which church did you just get added to?
  • Baptist- 17th Century
  • Lutheran- 16th Century
  • Methodist- 18th Century
  • Mormon- 1830
  • J.W.’s- 1870
  • Let’s not forget that Christ said that He would build His church

Acts 20:28- Christ purchased His church

Ephesians 2: 16- Jew and Gentile were both reconciled to God in ONE body.

Ephesians 4:4- There is one body and one spirit, just as you are called in one hope of your calling.

Ephesians 1:22-23- It is pretty clear that the one body is the church.

Colossians 1:18-24- Confirmed in the book of Colossians as well.

If the church didn’t come from Christ then where did it come from?

Matthew 15:1-9- It is from the doctrines and the commandments of men

  1. The one church was to be unified in its teaching
    Acts 2:42- Now they continued steadfastly in the Apostles doctrine (teaching).  To Adhere closely to!
    1 Corinthians 1:10- No divisions among you

I Corinthians 4:6- That you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written.

Galatians 1:6-9- Preach the same gospel.