Professor Greg Nichols summarizes the biblical data about the church and provides a definition of the church that is Reformed, Baptist, and (most importantly) biblical.
The church is Christ’s saved society…
Dr. Gonzales’ intro to the video:
Pastor Greg Nichols recently delivered thirty lectures on the doctrine of the church for Reformed Baptist Seminary. Several of his introductory lectures include a detailed exegesis and analysis of the 113 NT passages where ἐκκλησία (ekklesia) the primary Greek term for the church, occurs. Then he devotes an entire lecture to collating the data of the analysis and developing a definition of the church that is Reformed, Baptist, and (most importantly) biblical. Much of the rest of the course expands on and expounds the various facets of this definition.
p.s. I almost put this as the “Friday Funny” cause there are some good laughs to have through this lecture, but the majority of it is serious, educational, and edifying so I didn’t want to take away from that. Either way, good stuff.