Descriptive Names of the Church, by Tom Moore

The Lord’s church is the most valuable institution that has ever been established. In fact, so significant was the Lord’s church that it was in God’s “eternal purpose” (Eph. 3:11), it was spoken of by the prophets (Isa. 2:2-3), and was so precious that the Lamb of God purchased it with His own blood (Acts 20:28). The church was wonderfully perfected by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:11ff), and it is in the church that a man is saved (Acts 2:47). The Lord’s church offers us peace (Rom. 5:1), prosperity (2 Cor. 8:9), pardon (Mt. 1:21), and power (Jn. 1:11-12). The Bible says we have received “a kingdom that cannot be shaken” (Heb. 12: 28). Daniel foretold that the church would never be destroyed (Dan. 2:44).

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The Basics of the church of Christ, by Gary Colley

The New Testament commands, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asked you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear (I Peter 3:15).”  Peter says further, “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God … that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ… (I Peter 4:11).”  Brethren in the churches of Christ strive to follow closely these scriptural principles and commands, both in what we speak and do (Colossians 3:16-17). Continue reading “The Basics of the church of Christ, by Gary Colley”