Baptism

Having a clearer picture of what the local church is in terms of its definition, its purposes and its governance, and the Lord’s Supper as a church ordinance, we turn our attention to baptism. What does the word baptism mean? Is baptism an ordinance? And how...

The Lord’s Supper

Recently we focused on the local church, how it is defined, what its purposes are and how the local church should be governed. Today we focus on the Lord’s Supper as a church ordinance. We ask how one determines whether an act is an ordinance of the Church or not,...

The Local Church

How should we define a local church? What is the purpose of a local church? And how should local churches be governed? We have looked at the Universal Church in much detail and today we discuss the local church. . . . Definition Although the New Testament does not...

The Vine and the Branches

The New Testament uses various symbolic illustrations to describe the relationship between the universal Church and Jesus Christ. These symbolic illustrations can help us to get a better understanding of our relationship with Christ. We have looked at some of these...

The Heir and the Joint-heirs

The New Testament uses various symbolic illustrations to describe the relationship between the universal Church and Jesus Christ. These symbolic illustrations can help us to get a better understanding of our relationship with Christ. We have looked at some of these...