Assembly, “Church” (KJV) – Ekklesia – [1577]

Pronounced: ek-klay-see'-ah

From a compound of ek [1537] and a derivative of kaleo [2564]; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular or civic meeting.

Occurs 114 times in 111 verses.


Exhaustive List of Scriptures That Contain This Word:

Entries following the reference are those used in the New Testament - Greek/English/Strong’s Interlinear.

Scriptures Entered
  1. Mt. 16:18 – ekklesia
  2. Mt. 18:17 – ekklesia, ekklesia
  3. Acts 5:11 – ekklesia
  4. Acts 7:38 – ekklesia
  5. Acts 8:1 – ekklesia
  6. Acts 8:3 – ekklesia
  7. Eph. 1:22 – ekklesia
  8. Col. 1:18 – ekklesia
  9. 3 Jn. 6 – [the] ekklesia
  10. 3 Jn. 9 – ekklesia
  11. 3 Jn. 10 - ekklesia
Scriptures Not Entered
  1. Acts 11:22
  2. Acts 11:26
  3. Acts 12:1
  4. Acts 12:5
  5. Acts 13:1
  6. Acts 14:23
  7. Acts 14:27
  8. Acts 15:3
  9. Acts 15:4
  10. Acts 15:22
  11. Acts 15:41
  12. Acts 16:5
  13. Acts 18:22
  14. Acts 19:32
  15. Acts 19:39
  16. Acts 19:41
  17. Acts 20:17
  18. Acts 20:28
  19. Rom. 16:1
  20. Rom. 16:4
  21. Rom. 16:5
  22. Rom. 16:16
  23. Rom. 16:23
  24. 1 Cor. 1:2
  25. 1 Cor. 4:17
  26. 1 Cor. 6:4
  27. 1 Cor. 7:17
  28. 1 Cor. 10:32
  29. 1 Cor. 11:16
  30. 1 Cor. 11:18
  31. 1 Cor. 11:22
  32. 1 Cor. 12:28
  33. 1 Cor. 14:4
  34. 1 Cor. 14:5
  35. 1 Cor. 14:12
  36. 1 Cor. 14:19
  37. 1 Cor. 14:23
  38. 1 Cor. 14:28
  39. 1 Cor. 14:33
  40. 1 Cor. 14:34
  41. 1 Cor. 14:35
  42. 1 Cor. 15:9
  43. 1 Cor. 16:1
  44. 1 Cor. 16:19
  45. 2 Cor. 1:1
  46. 2 Cor. 8:1
  47. 2 Cor. 8:18
  48. 2 Cor. 8:19
  49. 2 Cor. 8:23
  50. 2 Cor. 8:24
  51. 2 Cor. 11:8
  52. 2 Cor. 11:28
  53. 2 Cor. 12:13
  54. Gal. 1:2
  55. Gal. 1:13
  56. Gal. 1:22
  57. Eph. 3:10
  58. Eph. 3:21
  59. Eph. 5:23
  60. Eph. 5:24
  61. Eph. 5:25
  62. Eph. 5:27
  63. Eph. 5:29
  64. Eph. 5:32
  65. Phlp. 3:6
  66. Phlp. 4:15
  67. Col. 1:24
  68. Col. 4:15
  69. Col. 4:16
  70. 1 Ths. 1:1
  71. 1 Ths. 2:14
  72. 2 Ths. 1:1
  73. 2 Ths. 1:4
  74. 1 Tim. 3:5
  75. 1 Tim. 3:15
  76. 1 Tim. 5:16
  77. Phlm. 2
  78. Heb. 2:12
  79. Heb. 12:23
  80. Jas. 5:14
  81. Rev. 1:4
  82. Rev. 1:11
  83. Rev. 1:20
  84. Rev. 2:1
  85. Rev. 2:7
  86. Rev. 2:8
  87. Rev. 2:11
  88. Rev. 2:12
  89. Rev. 2:17
  90. Rev. 2:18
  91. Rev. 2:23
  92. Rev. 2:29
  93. Rev. 3:1
  94. Rev. 3:6
  95. Rev. 3:7
  96. Rev. 3:13
  97. Rev. 3:14
  98. Rev. 3:22
  99. Rev. 22:16

Articles That Discuss This Word

  1. Against the Night; The “Church” Paradigm (a la Colson); Neil Girrard Chuck Colson’s excellent spiritual and political analysis of a decade ago are marred by his own presupposed paradigms.

  2. Beyond Expectation - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Jesus’ entire ministry could be described as little more than a series of incidents designed to confront the hidden false expectations everyone had of Him.

  3. The Call for Unity - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The call for unity that is sounding forth from so many among professed followers of Christ today is genuine – but it is dangerous.

  4. 4. The Christian Life in a United Church - Part 1; The Unfinished Reformation - An Analysis - Neil Girrard What would a unified ekklesia look like?

  5. “Church” Trauma - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) “Church trauma” - wounds immaculately perpetrated on the victims by no one - are only evidence that something is very, very wrong with the way “church” is routinely conducted.

  6. Coming Out and Moving On - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Failing to come completely out of the “rabbit hole” can be as lethal as simply and blindly remaining asleep in the depths of the “church” pit.

  7. Common Usage - Neil Girrard Sometimes it benefits us to read a familiar passage in the Greek because we, without ever realizing it, have often experienced a subtle shift in meaning simply because the New Testament we read is in English.

  8. Destroying the Lies - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) When God showed John that Jesus intended to destroy the works of the devil, He meant it. We do well to believe it.

  9. Ekklesia - A Word Study - Neil Girrard Reading the Scriptures with the word “church” in them has done centuries of damage to the body of Christ. A simple reading of these Scriptures with the Greek word “ekklesia” re-inserted can be a real eye-opener.

  10. Ephesians: Paul’s Time Capsule - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Some Bible scholars insist that Ephesians is merely a general letter for all believers - others question the authenticity of Paul’s authorship because Paul’s usual inclusion of eschatology (the study of prophesied end-times events) is absent. What is the real story and why is it so vitally important for us to understand Paul’s intent today?

  11. The Final Reformation - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) It is believed by some that we are standing at the front of the “last reformation.” What’s that all about?

  12. The Greatest Dangers to The Final Reformation - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) If we believe “the last reformation” is truly a genuine move of God, what are the greatest dangers facing such a movement?

  13. In the Way - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The parable of the wheat and the tares holds a unique place in the New Testament.

  14. The Inerrant Word of God - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Paul’s prophecy that many will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables is being fulfilled in mainstream “Christianity” on such a widespread scale that it is all but impossible to conclude that this is the time of the apostasy.

  15. Inoculated - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Many Americans are unreached by the gospel because they have been inoculated against it, most often at some “church.”

  16. Inside Out - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) By failing to preserve the unity of the Spirit we turn the gospel of Christ inside out.

  17. King James Only - Neil Girrard Some groups insist on reading the King James Bible only – what is that all about?

  18. The Kingdom of God Is at Hand - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) With the proclamation that the kingdom of God was at hand, Jesus ushered in a new phase in the work of redemption that God had purposed before the creation of the world.

  19. Meeting - Neil Girrard We’ve spotted the “church” building, the “pastor” and even the “liturgy” – but what about our “meetings”?

  20. The Missing Piece of the Puzzle - Neil Girrard Jesus told us, if we have ears to hear, that we would need a “new” way to view ourselves in the end times.

  21. The Mother of Abominations - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) “Mystery Babylon” encompasses more than most people realize.

  22. Multi-Denominationalism - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Some people are promoting the idea of “multi-denominationalism.” What’s that about?

  23. A Mystery Revealed - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) New Testament “mysteries” present special dangers to those who would follow Christ. What are these dangers?

  24. No Good Thing - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) It is a great day in the Lord when we finally learn there is no good thing in our flesh – but what will it take for us to learn that there is no good thing in the “church”?

  25. Ordination - Neil Girrard Ordination, the raising up of new leaders, is a highly vaunted practice in the “church.” But is it Scriptural? What do the Scriptures really say about “ordaining someone to the ministry”?

  26. Out of “Church” - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Coming out of “church” is a lot more than just leaving the building and no longer sitting at the feet of the “man of God” behind his pulpit.

  27. A Part of Christ - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The people who are “the Church,” are part of Christ, right?

  28. The Passing Darkness - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The reason mainline denominations are dying out is blatantly obvious for those who have eyes to see.

  29. The Perfect Church - Neil Girrard All those who subscribe to the “church” paradigm believe they have their hands on the whole counsel of God - yet, it is precisely this blind grip on partial truths that gives the “church” paradigm its lethal power over those who believe in it.

  30. The Pillar of Truth - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) We, the people of Christ, are to stand for and uphold God’s absolute standards of truth.

  31. The Quest for Knowledge - Neil Girrard ) - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The quest for knowledge is a good thing - if we avoid all the pitfalls and actually find truth!

  32. Saints or Sinners - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) What is an individual after a genuine conversion? Why does it matter?

  33. Simplicity in Christ - Neil Girrard The simplicity that Christ calls us to walk in applies also, believe it or not, to how we are to assemble.

  34. Spectrums: “Church” or Ekklesia - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Any individual, whether the worst kind of evil villain or the best kind of saint or hero, is a combination of both good and bad characteristics – so why are led to believe that an assembly, which is made up of many individuals, must be either merely “good” or “bad” and not some mixture of both?

  35. Tags Come Second - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Some people want to believe that “denominational tags” are permissible and harmless and even irrelevant. Really?

  36. Vessels of Honor and Glory - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) For various reasons, men reject even the notion that man is, at his “bottom line,” only a clay pot.

  37. We Are the Church - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Many people who attend “church” at some building or institution claim to recognize this as a truth yet they do not recognize how many deceptions are built into this seemingly simple idea.

  38. Why Do We Meet - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The modern “church” is so confused that few, if any, seem to remember or even know what the mission of the genuine ekklesia is.

  39. The Wiles of the Devil - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Any soldier intending to survive the day’s battle needs to know what weapons his enemy is using and how to counter those weapons.

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