Most of the time when we think or speak of home, we focus on that place where we live and eat and spend time with our physical family. For many it is the place of escape from the hustle and bustle of work or school or the other activities that make up our day. In our later or “retired” years, home is where we will spend more of our time and it becomes the central place of most of our daily activities. Whether in our earlier or later years, home is the place we go for refuge, comfort, refreshment, and to relax or rest. We express this sense of home as the place where we live with our family group.
Home and family can also be thought of in two other ways. Family can be defined also as a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation or fellowship. In this sense we usually think of home in a social setting. This family can be for recreational activity, such as a sports team. It can also be a gathering for a common spiritual or religious interest– a church family. The common interest of the church family is to help each other reach the goal of the ultimate sense of home – HEAVEN!
The Ripon Church of Christ is a family - a family that belongs to God and is deeply rooted in Christ! Our foundation is His great love that He demonstrated by the sacrifice of His One and Only Son for all of mankind (John 3:16). We love and support each other, and are united in our effort, as we strive to please Him in our common daily service (Rom. 12:1&2). When we assemble for worship we honor, praise, and glorify God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our endeavor in all that we do is helping each other to remain faithful to The LORD and His Truth as revealed in His Scriptures. Our common goal is, of course, eternal life in HEAVEN with our LORD and Savior! (John 14:1-3 & Rev. 2:10)
For our guests today, whether you are with us for the first time, are returning, or are in the assembly after an extended absence from “church”, we want you to feel at home. We are honored by your choice to be with us and pray that you will be edified or built up.
Welcome to our Home!