The beginning is always the best place to start and so in this opening talk Beresford takes nothing for granted and commences with the absolute basics. Working through both Old and New Testaments he shows the way in which God carefully paved the way for His master plan of the church with a series of types, or foreshadowings, of what was to eventually come to pass. The differing aspects of the church relative to time and space, and life and death, are outlined, with everything coming together in a full and biblical definition of what a church actually is. So if you want to know what this has to do with Checkpoint Charlie and houses on stilts, then this talk is for you.