The word “church” is a translation of the Greek word “ekklesia” from which we get our English word ecclesiastical. It carries the idea of those “called out” from the world to be God’s own special people. If we think of the term “church” in this general fashion then we will be able to understand clearly that God has had His Church, His called out people, from the beginning of time and that the “Church” in the NT is simply the continuation and fulfillment of God’s purpose to call a people to Himself ever since our rebellion in the garden. Today we explore the nature of this Church.