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    We teach and adhere to the following principles and items of faith: Repentance and baptism by immersion in water in…

We are not a denomination.

We have no earthly headquarters and answer to no convention, council, college or regulatory body.  Jesus Christ is our only head (Colossians 1:18).  We have no creed or church manual.  The Bible is our only guide (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).  Individually, we just call ourselves “Christians,” according to the Biblical example in Acts 11:26.  Collectively, we call ourselves the “church of Christ” because that, too, is Biblical terminology (Romans 16:16).  Simply put, we are a congregation of Christians who are endeavoring to do all things according to the pattern of New Testament Christianity (2 Timothy 1:13).

We strive to teach “the whole counsel of God"

(Acts 20:27).  This includes our teaching about salvation.  What a blessing it is to know that Jesus paid the price to save our souls (Hebrews 2:9; Romans 3:24)!  The Bible teaches that salvation is a free gift of God that has been made possible by the death and resurrection of Christ (Romans 4:25; 6:23).  Because salvation is by God’s grace, it is impossible for anyone to earn or merit his own salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).  Indeed, it is “the grace of God that brings salvation” (Titus 2:11).  Yet, as is true with any offer of a gift, the offer must be accepted.  Just because the offer of salvation has been made does not insure that all people will enjoy the gift itself.  As a matter of fact, most people will be tragically lost in eternity because they will have rejected God’s gracious offer (Matthew 7:13-14).

The acceptance of the offer is based on man’s faith.  

When a person trusts in Jesus Christ (John 8:24; 3:16), repents of his past sins (Acts 17:30; Luke 13:3), confesses his faith in Jesus (Romans 10:9-10) and allows himself to be immersed in water (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16), then, and only then, will the benefits of Christ’s death be applied to his spiritual account.  His faith will have been proven to be alive and well (James 2:14-26).  Any faith that will not obey all of the conditions God has placed upon the reception of the gift of salvation is described in the Bible as “dead” faith (James 2:26), and consequently will not save.

  You reap what you sow, and also you reap what you don’t sow (you suffer the consequences of not doing anything – Matthew 25:24-30). When a nation has lost its morals, it has lost its moors and is like a ship adrift at sea. According to the book of Proverbs, a child may be foolish and if not corrected will grow up to become a full-fledged fool (Proverbs 15:5). We only help people, in the long run, when we help them to help themselves. We lose our independence and liberties to the degree that we do not accept our responsibilities (Gal. 5:1). After the cattle have gotten out, it is a little late to think about shutting the gate. If deeds speak louder than words, some people aren’t saying much and can hardly be heard. Let us not look to psychiatry as the answer to our spiritual problems, but to the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 20:32; cf. Acts 9:26-31). Many “mega” churches don’t seem to be “mega” when it comes to doctrine. If we confess our sins, but don’t forsake them (Proverbs 28:13), the only purpose it will serve is testimony against us in the courts…

  • Practice what you preach! Christ as the master teacher (John 3:2) taught his disciples not only by word but by example (John 13:15). He demonstrated by His living how they should live before their heavenly Father. After washing the disciples’ feet (John 13:3-5), Christ explained to them the spiritual “benefits” of serving others (John 13:14-17). In fact, true happiness cannot be attained in any other way. What will bring true happiness in time will also…

  • This is an article written by a preacher in India, but it could be similar to the persecution of Christians around the world. They are asking for our prayers. The preacher, Kyle Clayton, knowing the power of prayer, asked you and me to pray for the Church in India. Here is the article:   I was speaking to a man a few days ago, a man I met recently. He is a member of a…

Shepherd's Corner

Words of Wisdom to help you through the week.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our Active congregation has something for everyone.

We are so excited to welcome the Threlfall family to Ripon! Matt will become our fulltime minister in January. We had a wonderful potluck lunch and welcome party for the Threlfalls yesterday. We are looking forward to serving the Lord together!

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