The New Testament Church 4th Ed.
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Desert Willow Publishing Online is pleased to announce the publication of the following book:


The New Testament Church, 4th ed.

by

Everett Ferguson

 

Copyright © 2016

ISBN 9781939838292 paperback

ISBN 9781939838308 e-book

136 pages

5.5 X 8.5 inches, perfect bound paperback, 4-color cover, gloss laminate

ANNOTATION

The New Testament Church is designed for use in adult, university, and high school Bible classes as we as personal study. Dr. Ferguson discusses the biblical passages pertaining to the church--its origin, nature, membership, life, worship, and organization. These topics are placed in the context of Old Testament expectations and the anticipation of heavenly filfullment. Dr. Ferguson's approach is to relate the characteristics of the church to its head, Christ. The result presents the practical values of the doctrinal study of Scripture.

CONTENTS


Introduction
Lesson 1: The Old Testament Expectation
The Messianic Hope
The Messianic Age
The Messianic People
Conclusion
Review Questions
Lesson 2: The Establishment of the Church
Jesus' Promise
The Fulfillment at Pentecost
Review Questions
Lesson 3: Christ and Christians
Old Testament Terminology
The Name Christian
Other Titles
Review Questions
Lesson 4: Images of the Church
The Word Church
Body
Bride
Building
Conclusion
Review Questions
Lesson 5: Baptism
The Great Commission
Death, Burial and Resurrection
Remission of Sins
Bestowal of the Holy Spirit
Incorporation into the Church
Later Developments
Conclusion
Review Questions
Lesson 6: Life in the Church
Baptism and the Christian Life
Knowing God
Sanctification of the Spirit
Love of Christ
The Challenge of Christian Ethics
Review Questions
Lesson 7: Fellowship of the Church
Fellowship with Christ
Fellowship of Disciples
Shared Activities
The Refusal of Fellowship
Withdrawing Fellowship
Review Questions
Lesson 8: The Worship of the Church
God the Object
In Christ
By The Holy Spirit
Edification
Elements of Worship
Later Developments
Review Questions
Lesson 9: The Lord's Supper
Thanksgiving
Memorial
Covenant
Fellowship
Messianic Banquet
Sacrifice
Lord's Day
Later Developments
Review Questions
Lesson 10: The Work of the Church
Ministry
Evangelism
Benevolence
Edification
Some Implications
Review Questions
Lesson 11: Ministry in the Church
Ministry of Christ
Ministry of Believers
Gifts of Grace
Use of Gifts
Leadership
Apostles and Prophets
Review Questions
Lesson 12: Offices and Ordination
Organization
Elders
Evangelists and Teachers
Deacons
Selection and Installation
Doctrinal Meaning
Later Developments
Review Questions
Lesson 13: The Kingdom and the Church
Meaning of "Kingdom"
Some Implications
Summary
Review Questions
Selected Bibliography
Index of Biblical Passages
Index of Subjects
About the Author

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