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Lectures on the Church of God

by William Kelly

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"Lectures on the Church of God" by William Kelly

  • ISBN-10: 0-901860-50-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-901860-50-7
  • Price: £10.50 (UK); $17.75 (USA)
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publication date: 23 February 2007
  • Author: William Kelly
  • Edition: Re-typeset revised (second) edition (1869)
  • Series: Understanding Christianity
  • Height: 216 mm
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • BIC Subject heading: HRBQ4
  • Place of publication: Morpeth, England
  • Publisher: Scripture Truth
  • Distributor: Lightning Source

Short description

This book considers six aspects of the Church of God: formed as the body of Christ; accepting the direction of the Holy Spirit; responsible to Jesus as Lord; engaged in worship, remembrance and prayer; using gifts; and receiving practical resources daily in faith.

Accepting the absolute authority of the Word of God, he opens up what the Bible has to say on each of these topics. Getting to the heart of the matter, in a logical way, he challenges every Christian to consider the practical implications for their communion and conduct as members of the Church of God.

Long description

William Kelly (1821-1906) was an outstanding classical scholar in his generation, preacher, teacher, editor of several influential religious magazines and of John Nelson Darby's "Collected Writings", and a prolific author in his own right. He was a major figure in the late nineteenth century return to basic biblical teaching usually known as the Brethren movement, often seen as the cradle of dispensationalism. A Canadian contemporary described him as "second only to Mr Darby in knowledge of the Truth, and first in ability to state the Truth clearly". A frequent lecturer, he subsequently revised and published many of his lectures in book form. His familiarity with the original languages of the Bible led to well-researched expositions of both Old and New Testament books, which were widely read and highly regarded by Christians in his own time, and still today. With a genius for exposition, he combines scholarship and spirituality so that his readers gain a real sense of his unrestrained love for the Lord of whom the inspired pages of scripture speak. This book considers six aspects of the Church of God: formed as the body of Christ; accepting the direction of the Holy Spirit; responsible to Jesus as Lord; engaged in worship, remembrance and prayer; using gifts; and receiving practical resources daily in faith. Accepting the absolute authority of the Word of God, he opens up what the Bible has to say on each of these topics. Getting to the heart of the matter, in a logical way, he challenges every Christian to consider the practical implications for their communion and conduct as members of the Church of God.

What others say about this book

"Highlights the distinctives of "the church which is His body", that is to say the universal church." (David J. Newell, "The Believer's Library", John Ritchie)

Publisher's comments

Re-typeset from the 1966 photographic reproduction of the revised (second) edition of 1869, the Synopsis provided in the 1869 edition has been restored and, to aid the location of page references to previous editions, the original page numbers are included in brackets. To assist the comprehension of the twenty-first century reader, abbreviations have been expanded. The volume is available in both paperback and hardback forms.

Other Books by William Kelly are available from STP.

Table of Contents

Preface to 2007 Edition

Synopsis

Lecture 1: "One Body"

Lecture 2: "One Spirirt"

Lecture 3: The Assembly and Ministry

Lecture 4: Worship, The Breaking of Bread, and Prayer

Lecture 5: Gifts and Local Charges

Note on Acts 14:23

Lecture 6: The Resource of the Faithful in the Ruins of Christendom

Notes

Author biography

William Kelly (1821-1906) was an outstanding classical scholar in his generation, preacher, teacher, editor of several influential religious magazines and of John Nelson Darby's "Collected Writings", and a prolific author in his own right. He was a major figure in the late nineteenth century return to basic biblical teaching usually known as the Brethren movement, often seen as the cradle of dispensationalism. A Canadian contemporary described him as "second only to Mr Darby in knowledge of the Truth, and first in ability to state the Truth clearly". A frequent lecturer, he subsequently revised and published many of his lectures in book form. His familiarity with the original languages of the Bible led to well-researched expositions of both Old and New Testament books, which were widely read and highly regarded by Christians in his own time, and still today. With a genius for exposition, he combines scholarship and spirituality so that his readers gain a real sense of his unrestrained love for the Lord of whom the inspired pages of scripture speak.

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