On this rock I will build my church
What is a church? Or for that matter, what is a church of Christ? A concise answer as written in the Bible is, a church belonging to Jesus the Christ. After all, Jesus said, "...I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18). The church of Christ then, is a church that belongs to Christ, a church that was built by Christ. But what does a church of Christ look like? Come and see.
We are: A 21st Century church following God's first century pattern in worship. Proclaiming the Good News and caring through local evangelism and supporting national and international missions such as in Cameroon, West Africa and to the Far East in places such as China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. We worship God in the simple manner of a New Testament Christian.We worship because, "... true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him" (Jesus, John 4:23).
Just off Interstate 55/70 at Exit 17 in Troy, Ilinois, is a nondenominational congregation of Christians who base their worship, service, and being on the principles found in the Holy Bible. We follow no creed but Christ, no manual but the Bible, and no spiritual authority but God. When you visit you will not participate in an entertainment-oriented exercise, but a God-centered worship patterned after the simplicity of New Testament worship. We strive to follow Paul's instruction, "And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Colossians 3:17).
Therefore, when we assemble on the first day of the week, prayers of praise and adoration will be offered to God, as well as prayers of request (1 Corinthians 14:15). All are encouraged to sing songs of praise to God, that also encourage one another, as New Testament Christians did (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We participate in communion (eating the Lords supper) as the early church did (Acts 20:7). Those who are members also contribute of their means to support the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Non-members are not expected to give. The preacher will preach from God's word, as Paul did at the Troas church (Acts 20:7).
At the close of the sermon, the preacher will offer the opportunity for anyone to respond publicly who has a spiritual request, such as to be baptized or to have prayers of encouragement or forgiveness. Come join us for worship to God.
Of all the words we ever listened to, of all we ever want to be, will any of it matter if we aren't saved the New Testament way? No ifs, ands, or buts. Here it is in simple terms. Check it out:
That's Bible truth. After we heard it all and done it all, here is what really counts: (Ecclesiates 12:13-14).Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
Sharing the Good News: With more than 23,750 packets of information about the Bible distributed in 2011-2013. Sharing and teaching the good news about Jesus the Christ. Look out. One may be in your mailbox or hanging on your door knob. Jesus makes the difference. Come learn with us.
This nation has once again been shocked! The developments in Cleveland where three young women had been allegedly kidnapped and held captive for a decade or more have sent shock waves through the news outlets that are still being talked about. There were ten years of captivity and abuse-sexually, physically, and psychologically. How could this have happened? How could someone have not known? How could this have been hidden all these years?
The brothers of the accused apparently had no knowledge of what went on in that house. They said that he was a loner. They seldom frequented the house, and when they did, parts of the house were off limits.
It appears that the one accused of these horrendous deeds had yielded to Satan, sin, and worldliness, .....
God's Way. Here is quickie review of the fundamentals. Easy way to brush up on your Bible knowledge.
Theme for 2013: Why We Believe
During the year we will focus on the “why” of our faith.
Think about it. Do you believe that there is a Supreme Creator of the universe and all that is within? Do you believe in deity, in the Godhead, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Why is it that you believe?
House to House Heart to Heart
Live streaming: Worship & Bible Study services. Connect via our eLearning link, then Live Worship Service TV link.
Weekday Ladies Bible Class: Biblical Problem solving. Meets on Thursdays at 1:30 pm.
Singing practice: With Ryan Weaver May 19, 5:30 pm
Pantry Items: Rice, pasta, soup, and spaghetti sauce.
VBS: June 10-14, 2013: God's Word. Digging for Answers
Area New & Events
St. Louis Area Wide Singing: At the Overland congregation on Friday, May 17.
Ladies Day: On Saturday, May 18, Donna Faughn will be speaking on “How To Handle Stress” and “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
Gospel Meeting: West End church of Christ will be hosting a gospel meeting Sunday through Wednesday, May 19-22.
Gateway Area Bible Camp:
Ages 10-18 Sunday through Saturday, July 14-20.
St. Louis Area-Wide Lectureship September 2012
Brad Harrub, Ph.D: The Truth About Origins seminar 2010.
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