Cooper Church of Christ

" Searching The Scriptures "

How Can I Know That The Church of Christ Is the Right Church?

1. It was built by the right builder, Jesus Christ!

Matt 16:16-18

     Not founded by man or John the Baptist but by Christ

2. It is founded upon the foundation, Jesus Christ the Son of God!

Jn 3:16, I Cor 3;11, Acts 4:12, Jn 12:48, Matt 7:24-27

      It is not founded on men or any doctrine of men but upon the Bible

3. It was founded in the right place, Jerusalem!

Isa 2:2-3, Micah 4:1-2, Joel 2:32, Luke 24:47-49, Acts 1:4, Acts 2:1-47

4. It was founded at the right time, The First Pentecost!

Acts 2:1-47, Exo 23:16, Num 28:26, Deut 16:10, 1 Cor 15:20

5. It teaches that the Kingdom has been established and Jesus is now

ruling and reigning in Heaven!

Dan 2:44, Dan 7:13-14, 18,27, Isa 7:14, Isa 9:6-7, Matt 2:2, Matt 16:16-19,

Col 1:13, Heb 12:28, Rev 1:9, 1 Tim 6:15, 1 Cor 15:22-26, Zech 9:9,

Matt 21:5, Jn 12:15

6. It teaches that Jesus built only one church!

      Matt 16:18, Acts 2:47, Eph 4:4, Eph 1:22-23, Col 1:18, Matt 15:13

7. It has a scriptual name!

      Rom 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 4:12, Phil 2:10, Eph 3:14-15, Eph 3:21

8. It teaches that the Bible is the inerrant, verbally, plenary, inspired

word of God!

2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Pet 1:20-21

9. It teaches that the Bible is the only safe guide!

Jer 10:23, Prob 14:12, Psa (119)

10. It teaches that the Bible is to be rightly divided!

       2 Tim 2:15, Patriarchal, Mosaical, Christian

11. It gives the scriptural answer to the question, "What must I do to be

saved?

Rom 10:17, Jn 3:16, Jn 8:24, Lk 13:3,5, Matt 10:32-33, Mk 16:15-16,

        Acts 2:38, Gal 3:26-27

12. It is scriptual in it's organization!

        Eph 4:11-12, 1 Tim 3:1-13, Tit 1:5-9

13. It is scriptural in it's worship!

Singing - Eph 5:19, Col 3:16

Praying - 1 Thess 5:17,25, 1 Tim 2:1-3, 1 Tim 2:8, James 5:16

Giving of our means - 1 Cor 16:1-2, 2 Cor 8:12, 2 Cor 9:7

Teaching- Acts 20:7, Acts 2:42

Taking of the Lord's Supper - Matt 26:26-29, 1 cor 11:17-34

14. It is scriptural in it's living!

Things to avoid - Gal 5:19-21, 1 Cor 6:9-11, Col 3:5-9, Rev 21:8

Things to do - Gal 5:22-23, Col 3:12-15, 2 Pet 1:5-22, Phil 4:8