Sam Thorpe Jr.


No Other Foundation: An Exposition of Acts 2:42

Pages: 112
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-116-1
Format: Softcover

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  • What should a local church look like today?
  • How should it function in today’s culture?
  • What is its foundation?

The premise of this book is that the activities recorded in Acts 2:42—the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayers—comprised the foundation on which the church was built in the 1st century, and that these foundational principles still work in any generation, culture, or country.

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’
doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking
of bread, and in prayers.”
–Acts 2:42


Sam Thorpe, Jr. serves the Lord in an itinerant teaching ministry. He maintains a full speaking schedule among local assemblies, conferences, camps, and serves on several boards of Christian organizations. His ministry overseas has included Africa, Ireland, Germany, Bahamas, Grenada, and New Zealand.

Sam has written and published over forty booklets on a wide range of Bible study lectures and guides, several of which are translated into Swahili and are now printed and distributed in Kenya. Sam plans to focus more attention to writing in the coming years. Some of these works include  The Ultimate Sacrifice: Studies in Genesis 22, The 5th Commandment, and The Word for Today. He and his wife Barbara are in happy assembly fellowship at Lakeside Bible Chapel, Lincolnton, Georgia.




1 – The Foundation—SETTING
2 – The Foundation—SOIL
3 – The Foundation—SHORING
4 – The Foundation—SYMBOLS
5 – The Foundation—STRENGTH


6 – The Foundation—Its DOCTRINE
7 – The Foundation—Its FELLOWSHIP
8 – The Foundation—Its REMEMBRANCE
9 – The Foundation—Its PRAYERS

Summary Comments
Addendum—32 Elements of Ecclesiology