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16 The Church
(Note: Although these questions arise from
specific sections of the chapter, please allow
the whole chapter to possibly supplement your
the bottom of page 257, KOLB distinguishes between
what the church is and what it is not. Mark this
distinction and reflect.
the twofold rights/responsibility of priest to
the name pontifex. How is this related to the
two kinds of righteousness.
is the chief function of the distinction between
the invisible and visible church? What is necessary
for its practical application? (a "biblical
understanding of . . .")
does KOLB claim "hidden" and "revealed"
may be a "more precise contrast"? Also,
note how KOLB defines the referent for the term,
"church," when describing the "hidden"
and the "revealed" and the "audible,"
"tangible," and "tastable."
do Law and Gospel each find their particular role
in the church?
the five ways the church responds to God's Word
and the two passive characteristics.
what two functions does KOLB summarize the Church's
function does the "liturgical structure"
perform? What freedom is offered?
the significance of "ritual" in relation
to the liturgy.
how congregational worship relates to "worship
outside it" (also list 3 forms).
live as missionaries at all times." Discuss.
Relate to believers? words and deeds.
is the "edifying" aim of both the public
proclamation by called leaders and the "mutual
edification" of believers? What are the means
for achieving this end?
to Matthew 18:15-18 (and KOLB, page 265), what
are the four steps of discipline?
what is the church's function marked by the naming
of deacons compared?
are the two sources of suffering for the church?
How does it respond?
the five "temptations" of the church.
What is the implication of the consequent need
for the Gospel.
are the four marks of the church according to
the creed? The two marks according to the Lutheran
forms of civil government with ecclesiastical
does Scripture not prescribe a form of church
government? (I want a 6 word quote)
does Troeltsch distinguish between church and
the roots of American denominationalism.
is one of the results of the Fundamentalist-Modernist
debates of the 19th century?
is the purpose for seeking harmony in life and
unity in witness.
on the different approaches to "unity in
witness" by those who suggest the need for
confessional lines drawn between church-bodies
and those who suggest the priority of a single
does this distinction inform our response to para-church
organizations as well as questions of Church-Fellowship
and the Ecumenical Movement? (Include comment
on "altar and pulpit fellowship" and
"youth and in "foreign mission")
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