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.
This is a broad subject but I will give a brief answer to this important question that many, many in our time ask. We live in a generation that does not know God. It does not know who He is, what He wants for us and from us, and how we can know Him as He desires both for us to know Him and to be known by Him. The Scriptures begin by stating simply “In the beginning God….” The assumption being that God exists. The Word does not make effort to first explain all of the nuances of who God is, however, in our generation where that first must be answered, we shall endeavor here to do that very thing.
As we begin, we look to the beginning of creation. God is creator: “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpIiIaC4kRA. By this we know that God is intelligence, He is life, He is the architect of all things, He is before all things. He is. In fact, it is recorded for us that when Moses was commissioned to lead Israel out of Egyptian bondage, Moses asked God “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'the God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they say to me 'what is His name?' what shall I say to them?” And God's reply to Moses reveals this eternal nature; notice He said “'I AM WHO I AM.' Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you'” (Ex. 3:13-14). God is. He has always been. He will always be. He is the great un-caused cause.
He is the one who created you; notice: “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:24-28). God created you. He gave you the desire to know the truth about Him; notice what the writer of Ecclesiastes says regarding man: “He has put eternity in their hearts” (Eccl. 3:11). God has created us to search for Him, giving us the desire of eternity in our hearts.
He is one Godhead, having three persons within the Divine Populous. Let's notice from the very beginning – when mankind was first created: “Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Gen. 1:26-27).
God is the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, and these are they who make up the one Godhead. It is the divine purpose of this Great God to have set in place the order and laws of creation. It because of Him that we live, and that all creation exists. God is infinite in all of His attributes, and as such, to delineate the entirety of God is impossible for man, but what has been revealed to us by the Mind of God is certainly knowable and attainable (cf. Deut. 29:29).
The Psalmist notes “The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'” The reason, in part, that He makes this statement is because “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork” (Ps. 19:1). It would take more faith (using the worlds definition of faith) to believe all of creation was created without divine creator.
It is this same God whom we strive to know. He is a personal God. He it is who desires to know you, and to save you from this wicked generation. His salvation is found in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God, the second of the Godhead. Notice now that John makes this case before he endeavors to reveal how one is saved in Christ. Speaking of Jesus, he says “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it….And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (Jn. 1:1-5, 14).
If you recall in Genesis, God said “Let us...”. This Jesus is the One through whom all things were made. It is in Him that we are recreated to walk in newness of life. He is the one who lived, died, was buried and resurrected in order that we might have salvation.
Man was separated from God by his rebellion against God. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). All have sinned. That's you. That's me. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12). Death, that is, spiritual separation and condemnation, has passed to you and me because we have sinned against our Creator. He did not leave us in that condition, however, being hopeless. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). By the extension of His grace, Jesus Christ died for mankind so that he could be the atonement for our sins. This is who God is. He is our Creator. He is our Savior.
What is His requirement of us? “But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach):that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Rom. 10:8-9). We can see from this passage that belief in our Lord is needed. Notice also that confession of Jesus as the Son of God is necessary also (cf. Acts 8:37) for salvation. Let us continue; “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance” (Rom. 2:4). According to this passage repentance is needed for our salvation (cf. Acts 2:38; 17:30). Let's continue further; “what shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection” (Rom. 6:1-5). Here we see that we must be buried with Christ in baptism in order to be raised in the likeness of His resurrection.
Let us summarize. God is our creator. He is the One who created you. He is the One who is leading you to Himself through His word. His salvation is available to you today.
If only you would believe His Word (Rom.10:9; Mk. 16:16), confess Him as the Son of God (Rom. 10:9), repent of our sins (Rom. 2:4; Acts 2:38; 17:30) and be baptized into His death to have the hope of being raised in the likeness of His resurrection (Rom. 6:1-5; Acts 2:38) you can enter into the Kingdom of our Lord, to be saved eternally; walking with Him in white eternally.
This is God. Creator. Savior. Won't you take the steps necessary to know Him?