Question:What are the Biblical analogies of the living church of God?

What are the Biblical analogies of the living church of God? Let’s take a look at some of the biblical analogies of the living church of God:

1. God’s temple: believers are living stones built into a spiritual house (1 Pet 2:5; 1 Cor 3:4).

2. God’s flock: believers are one flock under one shepherd (Jn 10:16; Zeph 2:6)

3. God’s field: believers are good seeds in the field (1 Cor 3:9; Mt 13:38).

4. True vine: believers are branches of the vine (Jn 15:1; Jer 2:21).

5. Body of Christ (Eph 1:22-23; 1 Cor 12:27)

6. Bride of Jesus (2 Cor 11:2; Rev 21:9).

7. Temple of God, in which the Spirit dwells (1 Cor 3:16; Eph 2:20-21).

8. Ark that saves (Heb 11:7; 1 Pet 3:20).

9. God’s kingdom: Chosen generation, royal priesthood, holy nation, God’s own special people (1 Pet 2:9; cf. Rev 1:6, 9)

10. God’s city: Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (Heb 12:22; cf. Rev 21:10; Isa 2:2-3).

From the passages in the bible, we learnt the biblical analogies of the living church of God. Let us continue to manifest these analogies in our church today. All glory to His name!

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2 thoughts on “Question:What are the Biblical analogies of the living church of God?”

    1. Hi, thanks for asking! The custom of footwashing originated in the ancient east. An example of footwashing in the Old Testament Bible is found in the account of Abraham receiving three angels. His words of welcome were, “Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.” (Gen 18:4). This custom was prevalent in Jesus’ times. We learn from John the Baptist telling the people that he was unworthy even to untie the straps of the Lord’s sandals (Lk 3:16). During the time of the apostles, the washing of the saints’ feet by elderly widows was deemed a virtuous service (1 Tim 5:10). The next important question is why do we still conduct footwashing? Read more on our post on how did footwashing become a sacrament? ( and feel free to write to us if you would like to know more.

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