Four pictures of the church you won't find in the Bible

"The church as a gas station—where you fill up your spiritual gas tank when you’re running low... The church as a movie theater—a place that offers entertainment... The church as a drug store—where you can fill the prescription that will deal with your pain... The church as a big box retailer—the place that offers the best products in a clean and safe environment for you and your family" - Colin Smith

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On the "flip side" of Brother Smith's statement, there are three pictures of the church you will find in the Bible. I've written on that and the now defunct Calvary Baptist Theological Journal carried that article. I'll gladly provide a copy of the study on request.  The three pictures of the church that are found in the New Testament are 1) assembly (1 Cor 12:27), 2) flock (1 Pet 5:2, 3; Acts 20:28; Eph 4:11) and 3) body (Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 12:13, 23).

You probably don't need my article because as a student of Scripture you can study the Scriptures and appropriate the material for yourself.