The Church

Overview

The Church: A Believing Fellowship is a classic examination of what it means to become a member of the church. Designed for junior high communicant classes, it is also an excellent resource for church officer training and new member classes. The book confronts the choices and questions that arise for young people—or anyone for that matter—trying to understand their place in the priesthood of all believers.

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Overview

The Church: A Believing Fellowship is a classic examination of what it means to become a member of the church. Designed for junior high communicant classes, it is also an excellent resource for church officer training and new member classes. The book confronts the choices and questions that arise for young people—or anyone for that matter—trying to understand their place in the priesthood of all believers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804205184
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1981
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

John H. Leith was Professor Emeritus of Theology at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education until his death in 2002. He is the author of a number of books, including Basic Christian Doctrine, An Introduction to the Reformed Tradtion, From Generation to Generation, and Crisis in the Church.

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Table of Contents

I. The Church in the Bible 1
Creation and Covenant 2
The Suffering Servant and Jesus Christ 8
The Church in the First Century 11
II. The Church, Particular and Catholic 19
The Church, Its Meaning 19
The Church Particular 22
The Church Catholic 24
The Church in Denominations 27
The Church and Social Diversity 32
The Church and the Religions 33
III. The Church, Protestant 37
Protestants: Reformers 37
Protestants: Believers 39
Protestants: Doers 45
IV. The Church, Reformed and Presbyterian 49
Rooted in History 49
Reformed in Theology 51
Presbyterian in Government 57
V. The Church Confesses Its Faith 65
The Apostles' Creed 67
The Nicene Creed 87
VI. The Church Obeys 92
The First Four Commandments 96
The Last Six Commandments 105
The Law of Christ 112
God's Design for Life: A Study of Matthew 5--7 114
Design for Life in the Kingdom of God: Matthew 5--7 116
The Summary of the Law 123
Moral Inquiry 125
VII. The Church Worships 130
Our Heritage in Worship 132
The Public Worship of God 136
The Sacraments 143
Weddings and Funerals 151
Personal and Private Worship 152
Prayers of the Church 155
VIII. The Church Serves 158
The Church Presents God's Call 159
The Church Teaches 161
The Church Relieves Suffering 163
The Church Faces Social Issues 164
The Church Suffers 165
The Church in the World 166
IX. The Church Hopes 172
Hope for a Better World 173
Hope for Resurrection and Christ's Coming 175
Appendix A Brief Statement of Belief 180
Bibliography 186
Notes 196
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