THE KINGDOM, THE CHURCH, THE BODY

 

"I tell you the truth, some who are standing here WILL NOT TASTE DEATH BEFORE THEY SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD....As they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it....I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God....'It is true!  The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.'  Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread" (Mark 14:22, 25 & Luke 24:34 & 35) (Mark 14:22, 25; Luke 9:27; 34-35)

 

"To the CHURCH of God in Corinth....I appeal to you...that there may be no divisions among you....The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form ONE BODY.  So it is with Christ.  For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body - whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free - and we were all given the one Spirit to drink....There should be no division in the body....You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  And in the church God has appointed....(1 Corinthians 1:2,10; 12:12f,25,27f).

 

"For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  But each in his own turn:  Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to them.  Then the END will come, when he HANDS OVER THE KINGDOM TO GOD [WHAT ALREADY EXISTS] the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power." (1 Corinthians 15:22 & 23)

 

"And God placed all things under his [Jesus'] feet and appointed [PAST TENSE] him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body" (Ephesians 1:22-23).

 

"No one ever hated his own body...just as Christ does the church - for we are members of his BODY....I am talking about Christ and the CHURCH" (Ephesians 5:29-32)

 

"To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ....He HAS rescued us from the dominion of darkness and BROUGHT US INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE SON [PAST TENSE] he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins....And he is the head of the body, the church" (Colossians 1:2, 13, 18).

 

"And HAS MADE US [PAST TENSE] to be a KINGDOM and priests to serve his God and Father" (Revelation 1:6).

 

"I, John, your brother and COMPANION IN THE suffering and KINGDOM and patient endurance that ARE [PRESENT TENSE] ours in Jesus" (Revelation 1:9).

 

 

              SCRIPTURE

      KINGDOM

         BODY

      CHURCH

Luke 9:27

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1 Corinthians 1:2, 10; 12:12f, 25, 27f

 

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2 Corinthians 15:22-23

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Ephesians 1:22-23

 

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Ephesians 5:29-32

 

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Colossians 1:2, 13, 18

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Revelation 1:6

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Revelation 1:9

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