A WELCOME TO ALL
The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans )
Let us pray...
Dear Holy Father, we are thankful for those who are reading this welcome,
and for those You allow to visit our assemblies.
We are thankful that You are Our God. We are thankful that You are The Almighty One.
We, who are members of Your kingdom, come to You now as One.
We ask first that Your Will be done. We know its being done in Heaven,
so help us Father, to do all we can to cause it to be done here on earth.
We are thankful for this day and these Newcomers in our midst.
Please bless them with your love.
We are thankful that we can meet together, to let our joy and love flow from one to another.
We are thankful that You have blessed us all with our daily bread;
and we pray that this day You will feed us even more bountifully with the Bread of Life.
We are thankful for the Blood and the forgiveness we have In Christ.
Please help us Father, to always display an attitude of forgiveness towards others.
Dear God, help us to use this day to Your glory.
Help us not to be overcome with the temptations of the evil one,
and help us to trust You to deliver us from all evil.
Help us not to worry Father, Help us not to worry.
We worship, Adore, and Glorify Your Most Holy Name.
In the Name of the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last...
by the authority of Jesus we pray.
Let us all say: AMEN!
Loved ones, if you
contemplating attending the worship services of the churches of Christ,
would certainly be honored to have you as our guest. It would be a
for us to be of service to you in any way possible relative to your
need. Please feel free to call upon us at any time. Please feel free to
anything that is on your mind.
You will always find a friendly welcome when you meet with the churches of Christ. Friendliness is a natural attribute of the true Christian life. In order to have friends we must show ourselves friendly (Prov. 18:24). With us you will find no discrimination shown because of social or racial differences. God is no respecter of persons (Rom. 2:11); therefore, Christians would not dare be.
Please notice these words from the writer of the book of Hebrews: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Heb. 12:2). This passage gives us insight into the driving force within Jesus Christ. It was JOY! He walked the roads of Galilee with JOY! He spoke to the mobs of people with JOY! He worshiped the heavenly Father with JOY! He healed the broken hearted people with JOY! Jesus never got bored with His work or His worship. He smiled, laughed, wept, and admonished with great passion. Jesus would not feel comfortable in a joyless church. His joy should ring through the pews. His passion should raise the rafters. His love for the brethren should percolate through the worshipers.
God's people are also known for their love (John 13:34-35). They love God and they love their fellowman. Therefore, when you visit a congregation of the churches of Christ, you will notice that people will SMILE at you as you walk in the door. We will NOT make you feel invisible just because you are not married, or because you are a single parent, a teenager, or an older person. We understand that during the first few moments you are in our building we are the first impression you may have of the church (and this first impression will probably stay with you a long time). AMEN!
We are happy and we
grateful for all that come to worship God with us. We will greet you
may HELP you find a seat. Please don't view our help as an intrusion.
we hope you will always remember this kindness. Additionally, we
SPEAK to you during the after-service fellowship time. Rather than
time speaking only with our brethren, we will speak to you, because we
to see us as your friend. This is our way of showing that we care for
"stranger" in the midst of us (Matt. 25:34-40). We will TELL you good
things about the Lord’s church, our elders, deacons, and other
want you to know that you have come to a people that love God, life,
other. We believe we are doing something exciting and important for the
We are thrilled to be alive today and at the same time we anticipate
You will find our order of worship to be simple - in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). We believe worship must be decent and in order (1 Cor. 14:40). You will find no ritualism or emotionalism characterizing our worship, but simple reverence and orderliness. During the worship there will be congregational singing -- no choirs, solos, or mechanical instruments will be used. The reason for this is that God has expressed in His Holy Word that SINGING is the type of music He desires to praise Him in this age (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16-17). A free-will offering will be taken, wherein only members of the congregation will be exhorted to give as they have been prospered and with purpose of heart (1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 9:6-7).
Each first day of the week as we assemble we partake of the Lord's supper in memory of Christ’s death and in anticipation of His return (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:26). The teaching and preaching will be from God's Word – the BIBLE – with book, chapter, and verse often referenced. We believe the words of the Holy Spirit as found in the Bible are all anyone needs to be delivered from sin (2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:21). At the close of the sermon an invitation is extended to all penitent believers who wish to obey the LORD JESUS. Obedience includes confessing Jesus as the Son of God and being baptized (immersed) in water for the remission (forgiveness) of sins (Matt. 10:32-33; Acts 22:16). God will then give you the gift of His Holy Spirit and add you to the church that Christ built (Acts 2:38; 5:32; Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:47).
Now that you are acquainted with us, please accept this as your personal invitation to be our WELCOMED guest.