What Is the Church?

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“Church” hasn’t enjoyed the best public relations recently. Many think they can do better without it. But what is the church, and what is its place in God’s purposes?

What Is the Church?
The Fundamentals

 
 
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The Nature of the Church: The Church as Community

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By necessity the church represents a community, a group of people who maintain association on account of a common cause. How strong is that community? How can we strengthen the community of God’s people so we may more fully accomplish His purposes?

The Nature of the Church: The Church as Community

The Nature of the Church: The Church as Community
The Nature of the Church

 
 
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The Nature of the Church: The Church as Ekklesia

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For millennia confusion has reigned regarding the nature of the church. Is it a building? Is it a hierarchical organization? Is it a group of people? We do well to explore the word “church” and Greek word ekklesia and learn what Jesus intended with the word.

The Nature of the Church: The Church as Ekklesia

The Nature of the Church: The Church as Ekklesia
The Nature of the Church

 
 
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The Nature of the Church: Perceiving the Church of Christ

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Jesus was to establish His church, and the gates of hell would not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). And yet there is so much confusion in the world today about the church. Can we still perceive the Church of Christ? The Scriptures provide a way.

The Nature of the Church: Perceiving the Church of Christ

The Nature of the Church: Perceiving the Church of Christ
The Nature of the Church

 
 
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Acts of the Assembly: Giving

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God has given the church many responsibilities. It is up to the members of the congregation to meet them. As we sow, thus we shall reap.

Acts of the Assembly: Giving

Acts of the Assembly: Giving
Acts of the Assembly

 
 
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Acts of the Assembly: Preaching

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When Christians gather together, a lesson is preached. Why does preaching take place in an assembly? What explains its prominence? Join us as we discuss preaching as an act of the assembly.

Acts of the Assembly: Preaching

Acts of the Assembly: Preaching
Acts of the Assembly

 
 
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Acts of the Assembly: Praying

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Christians do well to come together and pray to God their Father. The prayer of the people of God has great power in its working!

Acts of the Assembly: Praying

Acts of the Assembly: Praying
Acts of the Assembly

 
 
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Acts of the Assembly: Singing

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Early Christians sang psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs when they assembled together. We do well to understand why and to what end.

Acts of the Assembly: Singing

Acts of the Assembly: Singing
Acts of the Assembly

 
 
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Acts of the Assembly: Bible Study

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Christians frequently assemble together to study more about Scripture and how to apply it to their lives. How can the assembly Bible study be effective for its purposes?

Acts of the Assembly: Bible Study

Acts of the Assembly: Bible Study
Acts of the Assembly

 
 
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The Assembly and the Christian Life

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It is easy to associate “assembly” with “Christianity,” but is there not much more to Christianity than the assembly? How shall we view the assembly in terms of the greater life we live as Christians?

The Assembly and the Christian Life

The Assembly and the Christian Life
and the Christian Life

 
 
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