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PSA168 Word Study of Ekklesia Part 6 – I Thessalonians to Revelation mp3

The Church Series 11

Concluding our study of the Greek word ekklesia, usually translated “church” in our English Bibles. Considering the use of the word in the last of Paul’s epistles, I Thessalonians to Philemon, and then in the general epistles from Hebrews to Jude. Finally, considering the uses of the word in the book of Revelation. Concluding our study and what we can learn about this important word from Scripture.

PSA167 Word Study of Ekklesia Part 5 – Ephesians 3 to Colossians mp3

The Church Series 10

In this message, we conclude our study of the word ekklesia in the book of Ephesians. What other uses does Paul have for this word in this book? We then consider its usage in the books of Philippians and Colossians. Again we see it take on its highest meaning in Colossians of the ekklesia which is His body, of which Christ is the Head.

PSA166 Word Study of Ekklesia Part 4 – Ephesians 1:22 mp3

The Church Series 9

In this message, we consider perhaps the most important passage on ekklesia, Ephesians 1:22, discussing Christ as the Head of the Ekklesia which is His body. What does it mean that Christ is the Head? What does it mean that the ekklesia is His body? How do we interpret this important passage in the light of the meaning of ekklesia?

PSA165 Word Study of Ekklesia Part 3 I Corinthians to Galatians mp3

The Church Series 8

In this message, we consider the occurrences of the Greek word for “church,” ekklesia, in the books of Paul of I Corinthians, II Corinthians, and Galatians. What can we learn about what an ekklesia is from these verses? What is God talking about when He mentions the “church” in this part of Scripture? What company of people is it referring to?

PSA163 Word Study of Ekklesia Part 2 Acts 8 to Romans mp3

The Church Series 7

In this message, we continue our study of the Greek word ekklesia, which is usually translated in our English Bibles as “church.” We continue the story of the ekklesia in Acts from chapter 8 through the end of the book. Why does the word not occur in the later chapters? Then, considering the use of the word in Romans. Why does it appear so infrequently in this book? Why is the word never applied to the Romans themselves? How does this fit in to the audience of the book of Romans?

PSA162 Word Study of Ekklesia Part 1 Matthew to Acts 7 mp3

The Church Series 6

In this message, we start a word study of the word “ekklesia,” the New Testament word for “church,” following up on our study of qahal, the same word from the Old Testament. We consider the word in Matthew to Acts, considering what the Lord Jesus says about it in Matthew, and then the story of the ekklesia as it is given in Acts.

PSA161 Word Study of Kahal Part 3 – Ezra to Malachi mp3

The Church Series 5

In this message, we continue our study of the Hebrew word kahal, the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek word ekklesia, which is usually translated “church” in the New Testament. How is the word used in these books? What can we learn about what a kahal is? Are there Hebrew words related to kahal, and if so, what are they and what do they mean?

PSA160 Word Study of Kahal Part 2: Joshua to II Chronicles mp3

The Church Series 4

In this study, we continue to examine all the Biblical occurrences of the Hebrew word for “church,” kahal. Considering the occurrences from Joshua to II Chronicles, and what we can learn about a kahal from them. The kahal as an army, and a group of leaders capable of representing the rest of the people.

PSA159 Word Study of Qahal Part 1 – Genesis to Deuteronomy mp3

The Church Series 3

We have discovered that the Greek word often translated “church,” ekklesia, has a Hebrew counterpart, qahal. In this message, we start to study the word qahal, beginning from the book of Genesis. What does the Old Testament have to say about what a qahal/ekklesia is? Is it anything at all like what we think of as a “church,” or is it something completely different? Examining the evidence of Genesis through Deuteronomy.

PSA158 Divinely Interchangeable Words and the Church mp3

The Church Series 2

Previously, we considered how to do word studies in Hebrew or Greek by using a concordance. Yet how do we carry out word studies across both languages? How do we know when a word in Hebrew and a word in Greek are the same word? Considering the law of divinely interchangeable words. Then, considering the “church.” What is the word for “church” in Greek? Is there a word for “church” in Hebrew? Can we apply the law of divinely interchangeable words to “church”? What does the Bible mean when it talks about a “church”?