In what way can the church be defined and distinguished as both an organism and an organization?
In what way should the church be described as revolutionary?
Is the church a doctrine found in the Old Testament?
How does the term “church” (ecclesia) relate to the concept of “called out ones?”
In what way does the phrase “upon this rock” have a dual meaning?
On what basis are people from all dispensations saved?
How should the word “church” be defined when used in a non-technical way?
Can the word “church,” when used in the technical sense, refer to an “unassembled” assembly?
If so, then in what way are the “unassembled” still an assembly?
What is the most used analogy of the church in the Bible?
In regards to the “temple” analogy, to what do the three sections of the building (foundation, cornerstone, and building blocks) refer?
What is the major teaching in regards to the picture of the bride and the groom (as an analogy depicting the relationship of Christ to his bride, the church)?
Understand that the church is a body of priests, and be able to distinguish between the role of the Old Testament priest and the function of the New Testament believer as a priest.
Know that the family of God picture emphasizes a very important aspect of unity within the church, that being the bringing together of Jews and Gentiles into one family of God.
What two ordinances is the local church to administer?
To what does the local church put itself under for the purpose of discipline?
Is the local church an assembly of professing believers, or actual believers only?
Understand the actual body view of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and be familiar with the other views explaining the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
What view does the textbook hold for the beginning of the church?