About Us - Churches of Christ
Christ's Church - Sermon Series
About the Churches of Christ
You may be wondering who we are and why you should care. Let
me say first of all that we are your friends. If you knew us,
you would probably consider us some of the best friends you have.
Not that we are worth that much, but the One we know is; and we
would like to share Him with you. May we suggest some time to
get to know us better to see for yourself.
The Church--the Body of Christ
There are many who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, but
that alone does not make them so. Jesus said, "You will know
them by their fruits," (Matthew 7:20). He also said, "Not
everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom
of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven,"
The way we know God's will is only from His book, the Bible.
"Every Scripture is inspired of God and profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly furnished to every
good work," (II Timothy 3:16, 17).
And, "...Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other
Rock; I know not one," (Isaiah 44:8b).
And, "But even if we or an angel from heaven preach any
other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him
be accursed," (Galatians 1:8).
This gospel is the Good News of the death, burial, and resurrection
of Jesus Christ to save us from our sins (I Corinthians 15:1-11).
When we obey this gospel, we have fellowship with God and with
His Son, Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 1:9; II Thessalonians 1:6-8).
This fellowship is found in His church (I Corinthians 1:2; 12:13,
How to Identify the Church of Christ
The church of Christ is found by the doctrine it teaches (John
8:31, 32; I Timothy 1:3). It will not seek to please men, but
God (Galatians 1:10). It will be only the Apostles' doctrine that
is taught and followed--the New Testament of the Lord Jesus (Matthew
17:5; 10:40; Acts 2:42; Revelation 22:18, 19).
Entrance into the church will be what Peter said in Acts 2:38,
"Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized (immersed) in
the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Its worship will be only what is revealed in the New Testament
(I Corinthians 4:6; Colossians 3:17): preaching the word of God
(I Timothy 4:13); prayer (I Thessalonians 5:17); singing (Ephesians
5:19); with giving and the Lord's Supper on the first day of the
week (I Corinthians 16:1, 2; Acts 20:7).
The members will seek to live the life that reveals Christ in
them (Galatians 2:20; 5:16-26). Individually and collectively
it will be obvious that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
God the Father (Philippians 2:5-11).
Not a Denomination
The true church of Christ will not glory in men, holding men's
names or following men's doctrines (Matthew 15:7-9; John 5:43,
44). A denomination by definition is a part of a greater whole.
Jesus' church is not a part of Christianity; it must be the full
demonstration of it. What is more than His church is too much.
What is less than His church is too little.
Please keep in mind that we are not asking you to follow us.
We are not asking you to be our disciples. That is denominational.
We are urging you to have fellowship with us in following the
Bible alone as your only authority in religion, and together let
us help each other be true to God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
that we might enjoy together the pleasures of heaven with Him
forever more. Won't you please study His Word with us?