Making Sense of the Church
Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology is required reading in many courses on biblical theology—and with good reason. The textbook’s emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine, along with its clear writing, and contemporary approach make it an indispensable resource for many Christians.
This series presents, as a separate book, each of the seven main parts that make up the 1,600-page Systematic Theology, making it more portable, affordable, and less daunting.
Part 6—Making Sense of the Church explores the community of all true believers for all time—the church.
Important Topics Include:
- The invisible church—the church as God sees it.
- The visible church—the church as Christians on earth see it.
- The purity of church—the degree of freedom from wrong doctrine and conduct.
- The primary purpose of the church—ministry to God, believers, and the world.
- The power of the church—its God-given authority to carry on spiritual warfare, proclaim the gospel, and exercise church discipline.
- Spiritual gifts—abilities empowered by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of the church.
Written in a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect, Making Sense of the Church helps readers overcome wrong ideas, make better decisions on new questions, and grow as Christians.
About the Author
Wayne Grudem is distinguished research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than 30 books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.