We Invite You To Worship God With Us - In Spirit And Truth.
Our Meeting House
We are a local body of Christians, part of the Bride of Christ, the called out, the church for which Christ died - the church of Christ. We endeavor to worship only as according to the pattern set forth in the New Testament, also called the apostles doctrine (Acts 2:42).
Where We Are...
Our Goal Is To Study God's Word And Share It With Our Community.
Our marquee is designed to let the community know what we are studying, to provoke thought and to share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (for it is truly the power of God unto salvation (cf. Rom. 1:16-17)!
Our goal is to engender an atmosphere of warmth and welcome. As we meet to worship God, we also meet to fellowship with one another - to truly strive for a family, friendly environment. We strive to be a haven from the world - a place where one can heal, where one can grow spiritually and where we can all help one another be faithful to our Creator.
Praising God In Song
As part of our worship to God, we lift our voices to Him in song, according to the Scriptures (cf. Col. 3:16-17).
The Importance Of Prayer
Prayer is vital to the life of human beings. God has placed eternity in our hearts (Eccl. 3:11) and because of that we understand that He exists (Rom. 1:18-21). As part of our relationship with the Father in Jesus Christ, we have been given the avenue of prayer to make our petitions know to God - both for ourselves and for one another.
The Mission Of The Lord's Church
God exists (Heb. 11:6). God desires that all men be saved (1 Tim. 2:1-7). In order for that desire to be fulfilled, He has given the responsibility to the church to carry out the commission of preaching the Gospel to all mankind. It is because of this that we do our best to share the Gospel - the Good News of Jesus Christ - with everyone we can, and in as many ways as we can.
Brethren, where should our focus be settled? Should it be on Islamic terrorist threats and scare tactics? Should that be something we allow turning our focus off of the Lord as our Shield and Fortress? I am reminded of an account of three Jewish men who faced immediate death if they did not bow down to the foreign God of their oppressors. The oppressor set forth a decree that all in his dominion should worship a false god whom he set up. The three men refused to do so and were threatened with death. What was their response?
“Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up” (Dan. 3:13-18)
I am convinced that God would have this to be our mindset. We need to be settled in our minds that we will serve no other gods; that we will not bend or break under the pressure to forsake our Lord Jesus Christ in favor of any other god that is set before us. Allah is not God. Muhammad is not his prophet. Jehovah God – the God of the Bible is the only true and living God who is “one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Eph.4:6); and Jesus Christ is “the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (Jn. 1:14).
Let us remember a few things…
"The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold" (Ps. 18:2)
"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him" (Ps. 18:30)
We are merely pilgrims moving through this world (cf.1 Pet. 1:1, 2:11); and our hope needs to be settled in Jesus Christ (cf. Rom. 15:12-13; 1 Thess. 2:19; Heb.6:19-20). “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7). If the Lord decides not to keep us from this trial, I say help us not to fear, Lord!
"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Mt. 10:28).
"Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev.2:10).
“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you” (1 Pet. 5:10).
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen” (Jude 1:20-25).
Hang in there brethren, even in the face of death, for when you have been approved, you will “receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (Jas. 1:12).