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The Nature of the Church

Matthew 16:18

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson beings a lecture series on the study of the church. In his introduction, Dr. Johnson notes how church order is a relatively uncontroversial subject compared to other doctrines.

The Birth of the Church

Acts 2:1-13

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the Day of Pentecost and the unique formation of the church outside of the Hebrew traditions of assembly.

The Local Church: Its Organization

1 Timothy 1:16

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Paul's instructions about local church order for the purpose of defending the truth.

The Local Church: Its Ordinances

Acts 2:41 & 47

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his discussion of church leadership and moves into commentary on the ordinances the church of Christ are to follow, baptism and the Lord's supper.

The Local Church: Its Priesthood

1 Peter 2:5-9

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains the calling of each follower of Christ to be a priest in his service. Dr. Johnson provides additional comments on partaking the Lord's supper.

The Local Church: Its Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1-30

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives a concise exposition on spiritual gifts and their function in a specific congregation.

The Local Church: Its Ministry and Meetings

1 Corinthians 11, 12, 14

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the weekly order of services and worship for a local church.

The Local Church: Its Discipline

Matthew 18:15-20; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his lecture series on the operation of the local church with exposition on disclipine and restoration of a sinful brother.


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