The Lord has given us His Word in order for us to know with certainty what life with Him is in reality. And with our world so far from God with endless mixed ideas of Who He is, and what His Truth is in all matters. We MUST do a responsible study of the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15-16), relying on the Spirit’s leading (Romans 8:14), in order to learn God’s perspective of life – His Truth!
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
(The links to download this study are at the end of The Table Of Content.)
(The following is based on Mark Cambron’s, ‘Bible Doctrines’.)
The word “church” as used in the Bible does not mean the building in which the congregation meets; neither is it as the Catholics say, the Papal system. Others contend that it is a company, or a club, just an organization. The Church is not an organization, but an organism, a living organism of God’s children.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. THE MEANING OF THE WORD
B. The Children of Israel
C. The Body of Christ
II. The Use Of The Word
A Local Church (Assembly)
B. The Church (The Complete Body of Christ)
III What The Church Is Not
A. The Church Is Not Israel
IV. What The Church Is
B. God’s Husbandry
C. God’s Building
D. It Is The Body Of Which Christ Is The Head
E. It Is The Bride Of Christ
1. The Bride Is Purchased By Christ
2. The Bride Is Espoused To Christ
3. The Bride Is To Be Married To Christ
F. It Is The House Of God
1. The ‘House Of God’ Is Not
a. Local Church Buildings
b. Where God Lives
2. The House Of God’ Is
a. A Local Church (Assembly) Of Believers
b. All Who Have Been Born Again
G. The House Of God, The Pillar And Ground Of Truth
1. “The Pillar And Ground Of Truth”
a. God’s Truth
b. The Pillar … Of The Truth
c. The … Ground Of The Truth
V. WHEN WAS THE ORIGIN OF THE CHURCH?
A. Not In The Old Testament
B. In The New Testament On The Day Of Pentecost
VI. THE GIFTS TO THE BODY
D. Pastors And Teachers
1. The Qualifications Of The Pastor, Bishop, Elder
a. 1 Timothy 3
3. The Priesthood Of All Believers
VII. DISCIPLINE IN THE LOCAL CHURCH
A. Judgment By Self
B. Judgment By The Church
C. Judgment By God
VIII. ORDINANCES IN THE LOCAL CHURCH
A. Lord’s Supper
b. How often?
c. In What Manner?
a. Its Value Doctrinally
b. Its Value Devotionally
c. Its Value Practically
d. Its Value Prophetically
The Ecclesiology eBook is available in PDF as well as MS Word files (a much smaller download), and in A4 & A5 page sizes. A5 views nicely on tablets and smart phones.
There are also eBooks of all the daily studies, as separate daily studies, in the eBook, in both A4 and A5 page sizes as well…