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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.

  When I was growing up, our vacation was a road trip to various parts of the country. When I was around twelve, we were on another trip that took us to Florida. My aunt and her family lived there. Her husband, Uncle Bob worked for a large food company. I remember two things about the trip, the warm gulf stream waters of the ocean and the two fountains that were in the warehouse where my uncle worked, next to each other. At that time, it depended on the color of your skin as to which one you could use. At the time, I sure did not understand why. We did not have that in California. It took a couple of years for me to understand why there were two fountains. To this day I still don't understand why, the same pipe brought the water to both. This is what I know, there was little respect and love shown there. If a person believes in the account of the Bible, which I do, then we should know that we are all descendants of Adam and Eve.   The Bible tells us something very different than the lesson of having two…

  •                            This week our nation is celebrating its independence. For 244 years now we have been a free nation. We are blessed in many ways as citizens of the United States of America. Far too often these blessings are taken for granted. When we were attacked on September 11, 2001 a new wave of patriotism was renewed in many of us. In today’s…

  • I’ve said this before, but I want to repeat it now because of what we have had to endure over the past several weeks and how I have had a lot of time to really reflect on life — its trials and tribulations and its joys. The application in present times seems appropriate. I listen to music frequently; sometimes just for pleasure, but more often, for relaxation, motivation, or inspiration. There are four songs that…

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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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