There are six articles on subjects that have to do with the Church of God. The subject of each article is very important to be able to understand the thoughts that God puts before us about His Church.


Scripture is very plain and also very helpful for Gods people to be able to comprehend His thoughts and instruction about that which is very dear to His heart. The Church is so dear to Him that He gave His only son to die on the cross to secure it for Himself.


Mr. William Kelly had six meetings to speak on these six subjects. We put them before you here with the prayer that they will be of a blessing to all that read them and that by reading them some might desire to put in practice the scriptural instructions that God gives us for His Church.








The six subjects that we will consider together are:


1. THE ONE BODY - Ephesians 4


2. THE ONE SPIRIT - 1 Corinthians 12: 1-13


3. THE ASSEMBLY (Church) AND MINISTRY - 1 Corinthians 14




5. GIFTS AND LOCAL CHARGES - Ephesians 4: 7-11










In each of these very interesting articles on the Church, there are a number of important items that are touched on. I list many here that will link you with the portion of the article where the item is considered. Click on the article number following each item and the article will come up, then click on the item of interest to get to the location in the article that speaks about it.





Article 1


Ephesians 4



1. The ONE BODY in unique to the time after the death of Christ, and in contrast to what was before. (Click here)


2. The cross is the foundation of the ONE BODY. (Click here)


3. The ONE BODY was in God’s thoughts before the foundation of the world, and is the mystery of Christ and the church. (Click here)


4. Who is included in the ONE BODY? (Click here)


5. This truth of the ONE BODY is to have a practical effect on our conduct, we are to recognize the relationship that we have been brought into when we were brought into the body. (Click here)


6. What ever is precious to the heart of God often finds great opposition. (Click here)


7. Old Testament reasoning has no place in the church. (Click here)


8. The great idea behind the church of God. (Click here)


9. We must consult with God, by looking into His word, as to how we are to have this very important truth of the ONE BODY and the unity of the spirit affect our lives. (Click here)


10. The unity of the spirit is not the unity of Christians and not according to human rules. (Click here)


11. Gathered to Christ’s name and not being indifferent to the great object of His death. (Click here)


12. The word of God is the only standard that we should allow to guide us. (Click here)


13. Every one of Gods children should seek diligently to be in the place with those that hold and live the truth of the ONE BODY. (Click here)








Article 2


1 Corinthians 12: 1-13



1. Asserting the rights of the Holy Spirit. (Click here)


2. Why many Jews have failed to recognize Jesus as Messiah. (Click here)


3. Another Comforter. (Click here)


4. Why Jesus, the Messiah, had to die and postpone His glorious reign for a time. (Click here)


5. Another would take the place of the Messiah on earth for a time. (Click here)


6. The activity of the Spirit on earth while Christ is away. (Click here)


7. The activity of the Spirit in the Assembly while Christ is away. (Click here)


8. There is a divine person on earth and He will abide with us forever. (Click here)


9. The great test for Christians today. (Click here)





Article 3

1 Corinthians 14



1. THE ASSEMBLY (the Church) is a result of the finished work of Christ. (Click here)


2. Such as should be saved. (Click here)


3.  THE ASSEMBLY had rest. (Click here)


4. Grace and truth always go together. (Click here)


5. The Spirit always maintains both the Glory of Christ and His Lordship. (Click here)


6. The truth of the Lordship of Christ is to govern all the activity of any gift in the ASSEMBLY. (Click here)


7. Divine order for speaking in the ASSEMBLY. (Click here)


8. Thus the revolution of Christendom is complete. (Click here)


9. He who becomes a member of the church of God at all is a member of it everywhere. (Click here)


10. Cleave to nothing but the word. (Click here)


11. The ASSEMBLY is the place where He expects the manifestation of His character before men. (Click here)


12. True MINISTRY flows from Christ, by the power of the Spirit. (Click here)


13. The Lord calls - not the church, the Lord sends - not the saints, The Lord controls - not the assembly. (Click here)


14. Simple faith in the Lord, in His grace, in His word. (Click here)






Article 4




John 4: 10-24



1. Christian WORSHIP is in contrast with what went before. (Click here)


2. There is a perfect revelation of God in Christ. (Click here)


3. A new nature is needed to WORSHIP God. (Click here)


4. The Lord should have been the receiver, but has become the giver. (Click here)


5. The Father as an object for WORSHIP. (Click here)


6. Where is Christian WORSHIP to be found? (Click here)


7. The Assembly of God, meeting as such, is essential to Christian WORSHIP. (Click here)


8. Liberty, yes, but for the Spirit not for man. (Click here)


9. THE BREAKING OF BREAD, The Lords Supper. (Click here)


10. Scripture, not mans ideas, are to guide in the taking of the Supper. (Click here)


11. Eating the Supper unworthily. (Click here)


12. The importance of being at the meeting for THE BREAKING OF BREAD. (Click here)


13. PRAYER. (Click here)





Article 5



Ephesians 4: 7-11



1. GIFTS - their source and character. (Click here)


2. The GIFTS of the Lord. (Click here)


3. He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. (Click here)


4. Apostles and Prophets – the foundation. (Click here)


5. The Lord ordains the apostles for their work. (Click here)


6. The Lord ordains the prophets for their work. (Click here)


7. The laying on of hands. (Click here)


8. Ordaining elders. (Click here)


9. Ministerial gifts were given by the Lord, wherever and to whomever He pleases. (Click here)


10. Two great principles. (Click here)


11. The apostle was inspired to write epistles to churches where there were no elders. (Click here)


12. His far-reaching wisdom is sufficient to meet the difficulties of any day. (Click here)


13. Acts 14:23 – On the election of elders. (Click here)






Article 6



2 Tim. 2: 11-22



1. A path which vulture’s eye has not seen. (Click here)


2. A lesson of no small importance. (Click here)


3. What Jesus said about what He would find on earth when He returns. (Click here)


4. What the Spirit has to say about the development of Christendom (Click here)


5. Gods word is open to all that we might understand His thoughts. (Click here)


6. The resources available to those that want to be faithful. (Click here)


7. Which is best, your rules or Gods word? (Click here)


8. Mans ways always tend to ruin Gods work. (Click here)


9. The Lord provides for those who want to be faithful. (Click here)


10. Act on what you see from the word and trust the Lord for what will follow. (Click here)


11. There is only one gathering center for all that call upon the Lord out of a pure heart. (Click here)


12. Are there church associations that are not based on and governed by the name of Christ? (Click here)