ISBN #: 978-0-940293-07-6
When people think of the church, they tend to think of the vast organized system of religion that began to develop a century after the apostolic era. Under Emperor Constantine, Christianity flourished throughout the Roman Empire as a state religion (starting AD 312). Today, the church is represented by a wide range of religious bodies throughout the world. But is this what is meant by “the church” in the New Testament? What is God’s view of the church? How was it originally structured and organized? How should it function in today’s society?
To some, the ideas and concepts discussed here will be new, even revolutionary. Others will recognize a pattern with which they have long been familiar. All will be challenged to comply with God’s Word on this vital topic.
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
Chapter 1 – The Church Which Is His Body
Chapter 2 – Great Truths About the Church
Chapter 3 – The Local Church
Chapter 4 – The Headship of Christ
Chapter 5 – The Holy Spirit in the Church
Chapter 6 – Discipline in the Church
Chapter 7 – Expansion of the Church
Chapter 8 – Ordained of God
Chapter 9 – Coming to God
Chapter 10 – The Bishops
Chapter 11 – Those Who Serve
Chapter 12 – Taking Our Place
Books by William MacDonald: Christ Loved the Church, Enjoying the Book of Acts, Enjoying the Minor Prophets, Enjoying the Psalms, Enjoying the Proverbs, Letters to the Thessalonians, Let Me Introduce You to the Bible, Old Testament Digest: Job Through Malachi, True Discipleship
Courses by William MacDonald: The Bible Tells Me So, Born to Win, Christ Loved the Church, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Doing Time with Jesus, Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life?, Galatians, God's Word Is Truth, Good New for All, Guide to Christian Growth, James, John, Lessons for Christian Living, The Letters of John, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, The Lord's Supper and Baptism, Luke, Matthew, Mark, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, Revelation, Romans – Part 1, Romans – Part 2, Summary of the Bible, What the Bible Teaches, Winning Souls the Bible Way
Booklets by William MacDonald: Armageddon Soon?, Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential Issues, God's Answers to Man's Questions, The Grace of God, Grasping for Shadows, Seek Ye First, That's a Good Question, There's a Way Back to God, Think of Your Future, To What Should We be Loyal?, True Brokenness
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-10-6
This study is a verse-by-verse exposition dealing with practical instruction for the local church and
Paul's first letter to the believers in Corinth was originally written to answer these questions. Because these problems are still prevalent in society, Paul's letter remains an important teaching message for us today.
Are denominations Scriptural? For what sins may a person be excommunicated from the church? Is it right for a Christian to go to law against another believer? What should we think about marriage and divorce? What is the place of women in the church? What is the gift of tongues? What will the resurrection body be like?
This study will help you know the answer to these questions. This letter was originally written to answer certain questions that had arisen in the assembly at Corinth. But many of these problems are still with us and will be until the end of the age.View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-05-2
The letters of John are practical. They can be disturbing, too, for John allows no shades of gray in our lives. With him, things are black or white, right or wrong, true or false, good or bad. "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all."
We are living in days when, so far as the world is concerned, the prevailing philosophy is that morals are relative and religion should be synthesized. John’s writings blow such fuzzy cobwebs right out of the minds of God’s people.
This study will challenge you to face squarely the absolutes of the Christian faith.View full product details
When Peter wrote this letter to believers in Asia Minor, persecution was increasing and they were under pressure to deny their faith. Peter’s letter is full of practical instruction on attitudes and behavior to strengthen their faith and witness. The world has always been (and will continue to be) hostile to Jesus Christ and His followers. In light of that, the letter of 1 Peter contains both relevant and needed teaching and encouragement for Christians today.View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-49-6
Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians produced the desired effect.For example, the immoral brother was expelled from the fellowship of the local church and showed deep repentance.
In this, his second letter, Paul reveals his anxiety while awaiting a report from Titus concerning developments at Corinth. In the meantime, Paul experiences some of his darkest hours.Trouble appeared on every side. "Without were fightings; within were fears." Paul’s detractors made a threefold assault upon him; they attacked his person, his teaching, and his character.
In the midst of all his troubles, Paul discovers not only that the "Father of mercies" was the "God of all comfort," but also that he could prove the all-sufficiency of God’s grace in his life.
This study will help us to learn that blessing can come out of buffetings.View full product details