The Nature and Authority of the Church – Part 2
The Nature and Authority of the Church – Part 2
Matthew 16:13-20
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Sunday School,  January 20, 2008

The church of Jesus Christ is endowed by its head with authority to perform certain functions. These functions are essential for the life and purity of the body as well as the glory of the Lord Jesus. However, the authority that the church possesses has not always been clearly defined and thus many Christians wonder exactly what role the visible church should play in their spiritual lives. In this lesson, Richard Winston defines the authority of the church as it relates to the matters of membership and discipline.

Other Lessons by Richard Winston

Christian Love
Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross
Evangelizing Roman Catholics
Putting God First
Separated unto the Gospel
The Exclusivity of Salvation

Other Lessons in Matthew

Parable of the Wheat and Weeds
Mark Five: A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism
Practical Steps to Discipleship
What Is Discipling?
The Parable of the Sower
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart