The Study of the Church
by WordExplain

Bringing Truths from Different Books of the Bible into Focus, Perspective, and Understanding.

"But in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth."  1 Timothy 3:15

The Church
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What Does the Bible Say About the Church?

Study 1

Study 2
Can I Go to Church on TV?  

(What is a local church?)

Study 3

Study 4

Study 5

Study 6

Study 7

Leadership in the Local Church

(This document is in .html format with operable Scripture links.)

Biblical Eldership (.pdf format)

(This document  has the same content as the one above, but it has no operable Scripture links. It is much  more printer-friendly.)

Study 8

A Table Comparing 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9

Study 9

Study 10

(A Word Study of the Word "Church")

Study 11

The main points of an article by Michael Vlach on Replacement Theology (Supersessionism)

Study 12

Study 13

Study 14

A Five-Part Video Series by Michael J. Vlach

Has the Church Replaced Israel?

Part 1: Introduction / Israel in God's Plans

Part 2: The Church in God's Plans (Defining Replacement Theology)

Part 3: What is Replacement (Fulfillment) Theology and Why is it Wrong? (Defining Replacement Theology)

Part 4: Israel and the Gentiles in Romans 11

Part 5: Tying Things Together: The Role of the Church in the Bible. Q/A at the conclusion

These addresses were given at the Fall Bible Conference in September, 2015 at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.

Posted on WordExplain on January 30, 2017

Study 15
The Myth of Apostolic Succession. Posted March 26, 2018

Study 16

Unity in the Church. Posted March 9, 2020
Study 17

Gender and Ministry. Posted April 1, 2020

WordExplain by James T. Bartsch

(Scripture quotations taken from the NASB 1995.  Used by Permission.)

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Updated March 7, 2022