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Practically Undefined

Unclear definitions of common Christian words have led to a lot confusion.

Example: church

"Do you go to church?" is about affiliation with a group of Christians.

"Did you go to church?" is about a specific gathering of Christians on a certain date at a given time.

"Where do you go to church?" is about the name of the organized group of Christians that a person is a part of.

This is usually followed by, "Where is that (church)?" which is about the physical location of where the building/gathering is located.

"How was church?" is about a service/gathering which most likely included Bible reading, singing, prayer, a sermon, etc.

"What does your church teach about baptism?" is about church leadership.

What is the Bible's definition of church?


Example: faith

What does, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" mean to you?

What does, "At that time many will turn away from the faith," mean?

What does, "By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command," mean?

What is the Bible's definition of faith?


Defining terms is critical if you want to make disciples of Jesus.

How would you define these terms? How does the Bible define these terms? What other terms are important for discipleship?

  • church

  • faith

  • believe/believer

  • body

  • gospels/gospel

  • temple

  • worship

  • righteous/righteousness

  • sin

  • death

  • Christ/Messiah/Savior

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