Call a child by his brother's name or her best friend's name and you'll quickly find out that a name is important! So it is with the church. Jesus died to purchase His church, it is His bride, and it should wear His name! However, we have a world full of religious bodies who choose their own names.
The Bible uses a few names for the church: church of Christ (Rom. 16:16), body of Christ (Eph. 4:12), church of the firstborn (Heb. 12:23), and church of God (Acts 20:28). This visual shows a generic Main Street sign with each of those names and a variety of denominational names. Use the signs to guide a discussion of what "church names" are Scriptural and which cannot be used.
Ten 5" x 8" pieces