“Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for it…” What did the Apostle Paul mean by “the Church” when he penned these words to Christians at Ephesus? A special type of building? The religious segment of society? A denominational organization?
According to the Word of God, the Church is a building, but not constructed by human hands. It is a segment of society, but includes only those redeemed by the precious blood of Christ. It is a living organism indwelt and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
In this book the author leads us into a comprehensive study of those Scriptures which reveal the Church. He continually points us to the Word of God as our ultimate source of knowledge and also our authority for action. God is concerned that we know how to behave ourselves in “…the house of god which is the church of the living God.” Let us respond to God’s concern in this matter.