Church Members Were Called "Brethren"
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According to Galatians 1:2 and 1 Thessalonians 5:25-27, what were the members of the Church called? ____________________ The word "brethren" means "brothers." For example, how many brethren (brothers) did the Lord Jesus have (Mark 6:3)? _________ These were actually the Lordís half-brothers because they had the same mother but a different father. Who was their mother (Mark 6:3)? _____________ Who was the father of James, Joseph, Judas (Jude) and Simon (Luke 2:4)? ____________ Who is and Who always was the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:3; Matt 3:17)? ________________________________________
Gods Word tells us that as members of the Church we are brethren (brothers), one with another. We are all part of the same family. After Paul (Saul) was saved what did Ananias call him (Acts 9:17)? _________________________________
As believers in Christ we have all been born again (John 3:3,7). We have all been born into the same family and now we are all the ___________________ _____ ________ (1 John 3:2; John 1:12). As members of this special family, how many fathers do we have (Eph. 4:6)? _______ How can we enter into this wonderful family relationship? See Galatians 3:26 and circle the correct answer:
a) By baptism
b) By works and good deeds
c) By faith (receiving Godís Word gladly)
d) By having Christian parents
Are you glad that you are part of the family of God?
What should our attitude be towards our brothers and sisters in Christ (1 John 3:14)? ___________________________________
If something goes wrong between you and another member of your spiritual family, and this other person admits that he did something wrong to you, what should you do (Ephesians 4:32)? _______________________________________________________________________________
How can a person know that he has been born again? What must a person do in order to be born into God's family (John 1:12)? _______________________________________________________ Have you done this? When a person receives Christ, does he become a child of God (John 1:12)? _______
If a person is not a child of God, then what is he (1 John 3:10)?
________________________________________ If a person is in the wrong family,
does he have to stay there or is there a way out (Acts 26:18; John 5:24)?
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