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.