Christ is the Head of the Church, and to lead the Church here on Earth, He appoints godly men to serve as shepherds to care for His sheep. Alistair Begg explains the role of the shepherd in caring for the church, showing us that the role of a shepherd is a serious, weighty one. As such, church members should continue in prayer for shepherds who will be willing to feed the sheep well and will point the sheep to Christ, the Chief Shepherd of our souls.
What Is the Church?
Who or what is the Church? Some might think there are more pressing issues to address in today’s world, but there’s no question that the word ‘church’ conjures up all kinds of images. Indeed, it is a word which is very often misunderstood.
By examining passages from several books of the New Testament, Alistair Begg provides clarity on topic of the Church by explaining the nature, origin, and leadership of the Church, the relationship of individuals to the Body of Christ and to local congregations, and the marks of a healthy church fellowship. In all of these areas, we are reminded that Christ Himself is the head of the Church, and it is only in submission to His authority that the Church functions as it ought and flourishes as He intends. Whatever our starting point, this series of studies will bring us to realize just how vitally relevant and crucial the Church is for the 21st century.