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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.

  Are there times in your life when you feel unworthy? I certainly do! There have been times that I thought that either my attitude or behavior was so unacceptable that I didn’t understand how anyone could possibly love me or want me in their company. At other times, the mistakes and misdeeds or careless thoughts or words of my past creep into my mind and “tell” me that I am not lovable or worthy of the good will bestowed upon me by family and others. Perhaps you have felt similarly at different points in your life. Surveys and research have indicated that most people, even in the secular world, truly desire to be accepted and loved, yet many of them think that they are unlovable or unworthy. Of course, those in the secular world look to other people for that acceptance and love. However, we Christians not only look to our family and friends — inside the church and outside — but, ultimately, we look to God for love and acceptance.                           Conversely, time and again, I have been reminded of how deeply and sincerely I am loved. I have been amazed — and so grateful — for…

  •   You shall have no other gods before (besides) Me; You shall not make for yourself an idol (or carved or graven image); You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain… Honor your father and your mother; You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor; You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor your neighbor’s house,…

  •   During this seemingly endless tumultuous period and the raging chaos in our Country, here are a few scriptures that I believe we can meditate upon to help us as we try to endure and persevere through these times of uncertainty: Psalm 1: Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked (ungodly), nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scoffers (scornful); but…

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!

"A Family of God rooted in Christ"

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