An Introduction to the Church of Christ

 

We here at the Greenfield Church of Christ are not affiliated with any denominations, but we are independent with local leaders and Christ as our Head and Founder. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and that the New Testament gives the church a perfect pattern to follow in regard to our beliefs and practices.

 

In effort to present you with more information about the congregation and its practice, we have prepared this section of our site for you.  

 

What you should know about the Church of Christ.

 

   You should know the church was built by Christ (Matt. 16:13-18), Purchased by the Blood of Christ (Acts 20:28-31), built on Jesus Christ as the only foundation (1 Cor. 3:11-15), not built on Peter, Paul or any other man (1 Cor. 1:12-13), Composed of the saved, who are added by the Lord who saves them (Acts 2:47).

 

   You should know that Philippians 1:1 tells us that the Local church is composed of Elders (1 Tim. 3:1-7; 1 Pet. 3:1-7), Deacons (1 Tim. 3:8-13), and Members, who love the lord and each other (Phil. 2:1-5), and is bound to other churches only by the common faith that is shared (Jude 3; Gal 5:1).

 

   You should know that the Lord Jesus Christ Loved the church (Eph. 5:25), shed His blood for the church (Acts 20:28), is the head of the church (Eph. 1:22-23), and will only save his church (Acts 2:47; Eph. 5:23).

 

   You should know that man did not purpose the church (Eph. 3:10-11), name its members (Isa 56:5; 62:2; Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16), add people to the church (Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 12:18), or gave the church its doctrine (Gal. 1:8-11; 2 John 9-11).

 

   You should know that the faithful church will worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24), meet on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7; Heb. 10:25), pray (Jas. 5:16; 1 Thes. 5:17), Sing, making melody with their hearts (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16), partakes of the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the each week (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:20-32), and gives, liberally and cheerfully (1 Cor. 16:1-2).

 

   You should know that the same church today is guided by the word (1 Peter 1:22-25; 2 Tim. 3:16-17), contends for the one Faith (Jude 3; Eph. 4:5), Pleads for unity of all believers (Jno. 17:20-21; Eph. 4:4-6), and is not a denomination (1 Cor. 1:10-13; Eph. 4:4-6).

 

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