Grace Bible Church

The church : the Gospel made visible (9Marks) / Mark Dever.

By: Dever, Mark, 1960- [author.]
Series: 9 Marks; IX Marks9Marks: Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : B&H Academic, [2012]Publisher: ©2012Description: xxix, 177 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781433677762 (paperback)Subject(s): Church polity | Baptists -- Church polity | Church membership | Mission of the churchDDC classification: 262/.06 Online resources: Amazon.com about this book. | GoodReads.com about this book. | Wikipedia about Mark Dever. | 9Marks about Mark Dever.
Contents:
What does the Bible say?. The nature of the church -- The attributes of the church: one, holy, universal, apostolic -- The marks of the church -- The membership of the church -- The polity of the church -- The discipline of the church -- The purpose of the church -- The hope of the church -- What has the church believed?. The history of the idea of the church -- The history of the ordinances of the church -- The history of the organization of the church -- How does it all fit together?. A Protestant church: putting together the marks of the church -- A gathered church : putting together the membership of the church -- A congregational church: putting together the structure of the church -- A Baptist church: Should we have Baptist churches today? -- Conclusion: Why does this matter?
Summary: Is your picture of the church the same one God envisions? Christians face lots of practical questions when it comes to life in the local church: How is the gospel displaysed in our lives together? What are we supposed to do and believe? ... A church's life, doctrine, worship, and even polity are important issues... In this primer on the doctrine of the church, Mark Dever explains what the Bible says about the church's nature and purpose - what it is, what it's for, what it does.--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

What does the Bible say?. The nature of the church -- The attributes of the church: one, holy, universal, apostolic -- The marks of the church -- The membership of the church -- The polity of the church -- The discipline of the church -- The purpose of the church -- The hope of the church -- What has the church believed?. The history of the idea of the church -- The history of the ordinances of the church -- The history of the organization of the church -- How does it all fit together?. A Protestant church: putting together the marks of the church -- A gathered church : putting together the membership of the church -- A congregational church: putting together the structure of the church -- A Baptist church: Should we have Baptist churches today? -- Conclusion: Why does this matter?

Is your picture of the church the same one God envisions? Christians face lots of practical questions when it comes to life in the local church: How is the gospel displaysed in our lives together? What are we supposed to do and believe? ... A church's life, doctrine, worship, and even polity are important issues... In this primer on the doctrine of the church, Mark Dever explains what the Bible says about the church's nature and purpose - what it is, what it's for, what it does.--Back cover.

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