Topical Index – 1500 Principles
CHURCH, FUNCTIONS (See COMMISSION, GREAT; COMMUNION; CONFRONTATION; DISCIPLINE, CHURCH; ENCOURAGEMENT)
Exodus; Principle #5; Ex. 2:5-10; p. 80
A Family Affair: As local churches, we are to provide love and support for families that are experiencing the results of a hostile environment.
2 Kings; Principle #14; 2 Kg. 8:25-29; p. 485
Family Nurture: Local churches should provide spiritual nurture and support for members of unbelieving families.
Proverbs; Principle #32; Prov. 18:1; p. 859
Mutual Edification: As believers, we are to be in fellowship with one another.
Zechariah; Principle #11; Zch. 13:2-9; p. 1461
The Great Commission: As the church of Jesus Christ, we must diligently fulfill our responsibilities to carry out the Great Commission until Christ comes again.
John; Principle #27; Jn. 13:1-17; p. 1461
A Servant's Heart: No matter our role in the church of Jesus Christ, we are always to serve one another in love.
Acts; Principle #5; Acts 2:41-47; p. 1484
Three Vital Experiences: To become mature in Jesus Christ, as a local church we are to engage in three normative functions.
1 Corinthians; Principle #30; 1 Cor. 14:26-40; p. 1588
Proper Body Function: To produce spiritual maturity in our churches, we must create ways for the body of Christ to function in all of its parts--but always in productive and orderly ways.
Ephesians; Principle #1; Eph. 1:1-2; p. 1625
Communities of Faith: To apply most biblical exhortations in the New Testament effectively, we must think in terms of local churches.
Colossians; Principle #8; Col. 3:14-4:1; p. 1654
Mutual Instruction: All Christians are to practice reciprocal instruction without violating the roles God has established within marital and family relationships.
1 Timothy; Principle #11; 1 Tim. 5:3-16; p. 1679
Material Needs: When there are legitimate material needs among believers that cannot be met by family members, as a church we are to assist in meeting these needs.
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