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THE CHURCH

Topics

Nature and Characteristics of the Church
The Church’s Unity
The Church’s Holiness
The Church As Universal
The Church As Apostolic
Biblical Metaphors for the Church – Body, Temple, Bride.
The Church and Israel.
The Church and Kingdom of God.

Purpose of the Church
Ministry to God – Worship
Ministry to Believers – Nurture
Ministry to the World – Evangelism and Mercy.

Church Government and Denominations

The Power of the Church
Spiritual Warfare
Church Discipline
Blessings in the Church (Means of Grace)
Teaching of the Word and Meditation
Prayer and Fasting
Worship
Giving
Fellowship 
Spiritual Gifts
Nurture
Evangelism

Sacraments of the Church
1. The Lord’s Supper
2. Baptism
3. The Number of Sacraments
4. The Question of Additional Sacraments
5. The Nature of Sacraments

Notes:

Wayne A. Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press; Zondervan Pub. House, 2004), 73

Mark Ward et al., eds., Lexham Survey of Theology (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018).

Resources on the Church

 YouTube Playlist on the Church
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