General Sketch of the New Testament in the Light of Christ and the Church, A
The New Testament reveals the history, definition, and consummation of a marvelous, universal man, composed of Christ as the Head and the church as His Body. In A General Sketch of the New Testament in the Light of Christ and the Church, Witness Lee provides a simple and clear view of Christ and the church from the Gospels through the book of Revelation.
Part 1 of A General Sketch of the New Testament in the Light of Christ and the Church covers the Gospels and the Acts. The Gospels show that Christ is the unique God-man who came and announced the kingdom of the heavens and who met every man’s need. He lived the human life according to the divine life, and through His death, resurrection, and ascension, He imparted this life into man and brought man into God. The Acts show that all of the redeemed and regenerated believers have become the corporate duplication and reproduction of Christ, who now lives and moves in His Body.
Part 2 of A General Sketch of the New Testament in the Light of Christ and the Church covers the Epistles from Romans through Philemon. These books provide a complete definition and explanation of the Body of the universal man. The first group of nine Epistles portrays the nature, life, function, responsibility, and consummation of the Body of Christ, revealing how the divine life within us grows, works, and enables us to function in the Body. The next group of four Epistles provides healthy teaching concerning the living, practice, and exercise of the church life.
Part 3 of A General Sketch of the New Testament in the Light of Christ and the Church covers the Epistles from Hebrews through Jude. These eight books are a supplement to the other Epistles in the New Testament, providing further details of the definition of the Body of the universal man. Hebrews shows us that Christ is superior to Judaism and everything related to it, while the remaining Epistles unveil the proper issue of faith, the government of God, the divine fellowship in God’s family, and our need to contend for the faith.
Part 4 of A General Sketch of the New Testament in the Light of Christ and the Church is a progressive study of Revelation. As the conclusion, completion, and consummation of the entire Scriptures, Revelation unveils Christ as the center of God’s administration according to God’s eternal economy and the church as the testimony of Jesus. At the beginning of Revelation the testimony of Jesus is the seven golden lampstands, and at the end it is the New Jerusalem as the ultimate golden lampstand, the mingling of God Himself with humanity.
Part 2: Romans through Philemon, Part 1: The Gospels and the Acts, Part 3: Hebrews through Jude, Part 4: Revelation, 4 volume set