Highway 32 Church Of Christ
Who We Are
Church of Christ
Who We Are
church of Christ is
a group of people dedicated to learning and doing the will of Christ as
He has made it known in His
The churches of the New Testament were locally
organized with elders and deacons, but the only ties to other
congregations were those of concern and common cause.
The New Testament promised admission to the
Lord's church (which included forgiveness of sins) to all people of
every race, nationality, and economic status on the condition that they
believe in Jesus as the Christ (confessing Him), turn away from sin, and
be baptized (immersed in water) into Him.
In the New Testament, members of the church
were expected to be faithful in assembling to stimulate and encourage
each other as they engaged in songs, prayers, the
Bible proclamation, and giving.
The New Testament teaches that Jesus Christ is
the standard of right and wrong and should be imitated in all things.
Three Suggestions for Proper Bible Study
We know that we must study the Bible to
understand God's will. These suggestions will help us get started in the
Properly divide the Bible.
The Bible is divided into two major
Testament and the New Testament.
The Old Testament
is a history of God's dealing with men, particularly the Jews, before
the Christian age in which we live. The Mosaic Law, which began at the
giving of the Ten Commandments, was given only to the
children of Israel.
5:1-3) This law was fulfilled by Christ and was nailed to the cross.
(Colossians 2:15) The Old
Testament is no longer binding on man. The New Testament is God's
law for today. Read: John 1:17; 6:68; 12:48; 14:16;
8:6-7; 9:15-17; 10:9-10.
Study the context of each passage of scripture and interpret each difficult passage in the light of easily understood passages
The Bible is truth and truth agrees with
itself, so do not place an understanding on one passage that contradicts
Study all the Bible teaches on every subject
Consider all God says on a subject before
reaching a conclusion. Failure to do this may lead to a misunderstanding
of the truth.
The message of the Bible is what God has done
to offer salvation to mankind and the way He wants mankind to respond in
accepting that offer. The culmination of God's work is in Jesus Christ
who dies for our sins and was raised to give us hope. God's part in
salvation is called grace. (Ephesians
2:8-9; Titus 2:11) Of course, God's part in salvation is by far the most
important part, but He does expect, and in fact demand, that we do our
part, which is called obedience. (Matthew 7:21; Romans 6:16-18; Hebrews
5:8-9; James 2:17-26)
What Must I Do to be Saved?
Believe in Jesus Christ
Repent of sins
Confess faith in Christ
Our Guide Book:
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable
for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every
2 Timothy 3:16-17
...appealing that you contend earnestly for the
faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
But even though we, or an angel from heaven,
should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to
you, let him be accursed.