Those who have an interest in the function and fellowship of the New Testament church will find this an excellent resource. In ten brief chapters, Hans Bouwman covers the basic topics related to being a part of the local church, with its privileges and responsibilities. He starts the study by clearly defining the scriptural differences of ‘the church’ which is the body of Christ, and ‘the churches’ which are the local testimonies of Christ. Then he deals with the meetings of the local church, fellowship in the local church, and our relationship with the Lord and the Lord’s people in the local church.
This book is ideal for new believers to help them understand and appreciate New Testament church principles, as well as for mature Christians to be reminded of the precious truths we have been taught from Scripture.