Names, Titles, Descriptions and Symbols of the Church in the Bible

(Ver 2.1)  This is my list of the Names, Titles, Descriptions, Types and Symbols for the Church of Jesus Christ.  If you are a Christian, this document helps to describe who you are and your place in the Kingdom of God.  This is a living document of references to God.  It will change and be updated as I find additional scriptures.   A Name is a direct reference to the Church.  A Title is a given direct identifying appellation signifying status or function.  A Description is something that represents something in words.  A Type is a real named person, place or thing that can be viewed to apply to a spiritual individual not named.  A Symbol is a natural object that describes characteristics or features of a spiritual being you cannot see.

If you have found others that I may have not included yet, please share them in a comment.  Thank you and God bless you in advance.

words. A Type is a real named person, place or thing that can be viewed to apply to a pattern of the spiritual individual not directly named. A Symbol is a natural object that describes the characteristics or features of a spiritual being that you cannot see or understand without first understanding the symbol.   If you know of other references not named, please share them with me in a comment.  Thank you.

Name, Title, Symbol, Type for the Church

Description

Scripture Reference

12 Tribes God’s New Covenant People coming from Jesus a type of Jacob and the 12 Apostles of the Lamb James 1:1;
Abraham’s Seed Those with Abraham’s type of Faith Gal 3:29;
Babes Newborn (born again) Children of God Mat 11:25; Luke 10:21;
Beloved The Bride of Christ Rom 9:25;  2 Ths 2:13;
Blessed of My Father The Sheep of God’s Pasture Mat 25:34;
Body, His Those married in Covenant to Christ Eph 1:23; Col 1:24;
Body, The Those who are in Christ Eph 5:23;
Body of Christ She Who is Joined and one with Christ Rom 7:4; 1 Cor 10:16, 12:27; Eph 4:12; Col 2:17
Born Again Those who are new Children of the Spirit John 3:3-6; 1 Peter 1:23;
Born of God Children of the Spirit 1 John 3:9, 4:7, 5:1, 4, 18;
Born of Him Born Again of the Spirit 1 John 2:29;
Bride Married to Jesus John 3:29; Rev 21:2, 9;
Bridechamber, Children of the Those married in covenant to the Bridegroom (Jesus) Mat 9:15;
Brother Sibling of eldest brother Jesus Christ Mat 10:50; Rom 8:29; Heb 2:11, 17;
Called, The Those chosen by God Rom 1:6, 8:30, 9:24; 1 Cor 1:24;
Candlestick Lights in the dark World Revelation 1:20;
Chosen Those people that have embraced the Calling of God to follow Jesus Jam 2:5;
Chosen Generation Highly Favored People 1 Pet 2:9;
Children Sons and daughters of God Roman 8:17;
Children, Dear Those dearly Loved By God Eph 5:1;
Children of Abraham A Spiritual family type of Israel Gal 3:7;
Children of God Born of the Spirit Mat 5:9; Romans 8:16, 21; Gal 3:26; 1 John 3:10;
Children of Israel Spiritual Nation of God’s people Exodus 19:6; Hos 2:23;
Children of Light God is Light, We are his children Luk 16:8; John 12:36; Eph 5:8; 1 Th 5:5;
Children of the Day Those walking in the Light of God 1 Th 5:5;
Children of the Free Woman A type of the promised child born to Sarah, those who are reorn from the spiritual woman Jerusalem Above Gal 4:31;
Children of the Living God Those Born of the Spirit Rom 9:26;
Children of the Kingdom Those Who Belong to God’s Kingdon Mat 13:38;
Children of the Promise Children of God’s Spoken Word Rom 9:8, Gal 4:28;
Chosen Those Favored By God Eph 1:4; 2 Ths 2:13;
Church, Glorious Noble and Honorable Eph 5:27;
Church, My Those Who Belong to God Mat 16:18;
Church of Christ Those who Belong to Jesus Rom 16:16;
Church of God Called Out By God Acts 20:28; 1 Cor 1:2, 10:32; 2 Cor 1:1;
Church of the Firstborn Those gathered in and with Christ Jesus the Firstborn from the dead Heb 12:23;
Circumcised Heart God’s children that have been circumcised by the hand of the Spirit Rom 2:29; Php 3:3; Col 2:11;
City The home of God within His people Mat 5:14; Revelation 21:23;
City, Faithful She who will be a faithful wife to God’s Covenant Isaiah 1:26;
City of My God Where God Resides; Revelation 3:12;
City of Righteousness Those abiding with God who is their righteousness Isaiah 1:26;
City of the Lord Those of the New Jerusalem Isa 60:14
City Not Forsaken, A Those pursued by God Isaiah 62:12;
Daughter of Jerusalem The Church who is reborn by the Spirit of God, His Word and the woman Heavenly Jerusalem Micah 4:8; Zep 3:14; Zec 9:9; Gal 4:26; Heb 12:22;
Daughter of Zion She who is Born of God Isaiah 52:2, 62:11; Mat 21:5; Heb 12:22;
Disciple The Student of God Mat 10:24-25;
Ekklesia (Church) A Calling Out Mat 18:17; Acts 2:47; Revelation 22:16;
Elect, The Those Chosen of God Mat 24:31;
Faithful Brethren in Christ Those married to Christ Col 1:2;
Fellow Citizens Residents of the City of God Eph 2:10;
Fellow Heirs Joint heirs together of God’s Kingdom Eph 3:6;
Fellow Servant Working Together in Unison Revelation 22:9;
Field, His God’s Garden Mat 13:24;
Flock of God Those in God’s Pasture 1 Peter 5:2;
Followers Those that that imitate the Godly examples of others 1 Cor 11:1;
Followers of God Led By the Spirit Eph 5:1;
Friends Jesus Laid Down His Life for Us John 15:13-14;
General Assembly Universal Congregation Hebrews 12:23;
Glory and Honor of the Nations Where God Resides Revelation 21:26
Good Soldier of Jesus Christ Those in God’s Army 2 Tim 2 :3;
Great City She Who is Mighty and Strong Revelation 21:10;
Ground, Good The Good Soil of the Kingdom of God Mat 13:23;
Habitation of God The New Jerusalem God’s City of Living Stones Eph 2:22;
Heir(s) He Who Inherits Roman 8:17; Gal 3:29; Gal 4:1; Tit 3:7; 1 Peter 3:7;
Heirs according to the Promise Those who inherit Galatian 3:29
Heirs of God Those Who Inherit Romans 8:17; Gal 4:7;
Heirs of Promise Those who inherit by an oath Hebrews 6:17;
Heirs of Salvation Those that inherit the Kingdom of God Hebrews 1:14;
Heirs of the Kingdom Those that inherit the Kingdom of God James 2:5;
Holy City He has made her clean and ready Isaiah 52:1; Revelation 21”2;
Holy Jerusalem Blameless City of Jehovah Revelation 21:10;
Holy Nation Blameless People Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9;
House, Christ’s The Dwelling of Christ Jesus Hebrews 3:6;
Household of Faith Those in the Family of God by Faith Gal 6:10;
Household of God Those in the Family of God Eph 2:19;
Household, His Those in the Family of God Mat 10:25;
House of God Where the Spirit of God Lives 1 Tim 3:15;
House of Israel The Spiritual Israel in Covenant with Jesus Eze 34:30; Hebrews 8:8
House of Judah The Spiritual Jews in Covenant with Jesus Hebrews 8:8
In Christ Those abiding in Jesus Christ Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 1:2, 3:1 15:22; 2 Cor 1:21, 2:14, 3:14, 5:17; Gal 3:28; Eph 2:6, 2:10, 2:13, 3:6; 2 Tim 3:15;
Isaac The church called a type of the son of promise being in Christ Gal 4:28;
Israel God’s people saved by Grace Rom 11:26;
Jerusalem City Redeemed of the Lord Isaiah 52:2, 9; Daniel 9:25;
Jew Spiritual type of natural Israel; Circumcised of the Heart Romans 2:29;
Joined Unto the Lord The Bride of Christ 1 Cor 6:17;
Joint-Heirs With Christ Those who Inherit Romans 8:17;
Just, The Those Who are Blameless Mat 13:49;
Kingdom of Priests Spiritual People Exodus 19:6;
Kings God’s Royalty Rev 1:6;
Kings of the Earth Rulers of the Earth Rev 1:5, 21:24
Lamb’s Wife, The Married to Jesus Revelation 21:2, 9;
Light Those of the Day 2 Cor 6:14; Eph 5:8; Php 2:15;
Light of the World Those that Teach the Truth and demonstrate the Love of God Mat 5:14;
Living Stone The New Jerusalem of God 1 Peter 2:5
Members of Christ The Body of Christ 1 Cor 6:1;
More than Conquerors The church in Christ Jesus Rom 8:37;
Mother Spiritual Mother of God Mat 12:50;
Nation, A Those of Spiritual Israel Isa 55:5;
Nations of Them Which are Saved The Redeemed of the Lord from every nation Revelation 21:24;
New Creature Those Born of the Spirit 2 Cor 5:17;
New Jerusalem The Lamb’s Wife Revelation 3:12, 21:2;
One One consisting of many in Christ Gal 3:28; Eph 1:10;
One Body One With Christ by Marriage Covenant; 1 Cor 10:17, 12:12;
One Bread One With Christ by Covenant 1 Cor 10:17;
Partakers of His Promise Participants of the union with the Holy Spirit. Eph 3:6;
Peculiar People Purchased Possession Titus 2:15; 1 Peter 2:9;
People, A God’s Spiritual People Hebrews 8:10
People, Holy Those made blameless Isaiah 62:12;
People, My Spiritual Nation of Israel Hosea 2:23; Romans 9:25;
People Israel, My Children Born of the Sprit Matthew 2:6;
Pillar in the Temple of My God Living Stone Revelation 3:12;
Precious Fruit of the Earth That Which is to Be Harvested James 5:7;
Priests Those who bring the sacrifice of Praise to God Revelation 1:6;
Priesthood, Holy Those who bring the sacrifice of Praise to God 1 Peter 2:5;
Purchased (Possession) Those Bought with the Blood Acts 20:28;
Rachael The type of the Bride of God’s Week of Work Genesis 29:18
Ransomed of the Lord Those Bought with the Blood of Jesus Isaiah 35:10;
Redeemed of the Lord Those Purchased from the World of Darkness Psalm 107:2; Isaiah 51:11; 62:12;
Righteous, The Those Justified by God Mat 13:43; 1 Peter 3:12;
Righteousness Those Justified by God 2 Cor 6:14;
Righteousness, Servants of Those who Serve God’s Purpose Romans 6:18;
Royal Priesthood Those who praise and worship God 1 Peter 2:9;
Ruth A Type of the Bride of Christ Ruth
Saints Sacred, Pure, Blameless Romans 1:7, 15:25, 16:15; 1 Cor 1:2, 16:1, 15; 2 Cor 1:1, 13:13; Eph 1:1, 2:19, 3:18, 4:12, 6:18; Php 4:22; Col 1:2; 1 Th 3:13;
Saints In Christ Jesus Those blameless in Christ Php 1:1;
Saints in Light Those blameless in God Col 1:12;
Salt of the Earth Those who flavor and preserve Mat 5:12;
Same Body, the Joined members of the same body Eph 3:6;
Saved Those redeemed from Satan’s kingdom Rom 8:24; 1 Cor 15:2; 2 Cor 2:15;
Seed, Abraham’s Those of spiritual Father Abraham Gal 3:29;
Seed, Good Those planted by God Mat 13:38;
Seed, The Those of the Promise of Abraham Roman 9:8;
Servant Those in service to God Mat 10:24;
Sheep Those in God’s Flock Mat 25:33; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25;
Sister The Sibling of Christ Mat 12:50;
Sister Spouse Sister Married to Christ Song 4:9-10, 12; 5:1
Sons of God Those Born of the Spirit Jn 1:12, Rom 8:14, 8:19; Gal 4:6; Php 2:15; 1 John 3:1-2;
Sons of the Living God Born of the Spirit Hosea 1:10;
Sought Out Those pursued by God Isaiah 62:12
Spiritual House The New Jerusalem God’s dwelling place 1 Peter 2:5;
Spouse The Bride of the Son of God Jesus Song 4:8, 11;
Sweet Savor Pleasant aroma of Praise to God 2 Cor 2:15;
Tabernacle, The God’s Eternal Temple Revelation 21:3;
Temple of God, The God’s Dwelling Place 1 Cor 3:16;
Temple of the Holy Ghost, The God’s Holy Living City 1 Cor 3:19;
They which are written in the Lambs Book of Life The Church Revelation 21:27;
Tree, Good Those who produce Fruit of the Spirit Mat 7:17-18;
Tree of the Field Those that bear fruit for God Eze 34:27;
True Worshipper Those people in the Spirit Jn 4:23;
Twelve Tribes, The The Spiritual Israel of God James 1:1;
Vessels Those of the House in Honor 2 Tim 2:20;
Vessels of Mercy A saved human Rom 9:23;
Wheat, The That which is planted by God for Harvest Mat 13:30;
Wife The Church aka the Bride of Jesus Eph 5:25, 5:31-32;
Woman, A The Bride of Christ Revelation 12:1
Workman, A God’s faithful servants 2 Tim 2:15;
Zion, The Those of the New Jerusalem Isa 60:14;

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Posted on September 6, 2010, in The Church and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. g.prasannath kumar

    sir,it blessed me very much.may,god bless you.

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