The Church: Glorious Body, Radiant Bride

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Mark G. Johnston

The church is the oldest surviving institution in the history of the world. It has changed lives and shaped nations. It has been loved, hated, and ignored in equal measure. But what is the church, and why is it important to understand its purpose in the world? This mini-guide, The Church, answers those questions and shows why the church matters much more than we might at first think.

Each title in this Banner Mini-Guides series will provide an outline of the Bible’s teaching on a particular subject. They open up a key verse or portion of Scripture for study, while not neglecting other passages related to the theme under consideration, The goal is to whet your appetite and to encourage you to explore the subject in more detail.

All mini-guides are arranged in a thirteen-chapter format, they will seamlessly fit into the teaching quarters of the church year and are useful for Sunday school lessons or Bible class studies.