Christ's church which meets on Peterson Road in Webster WI is a congregation of people who desire simply to be Christians (1 Pet 4:16). We believe and practice the teachings of the New Testament to the very best of our God given abilities. This congregation meets in a member's house, according to the New Testament pattern (Acts 2:46; 5:42; 8:3; 12:12; 20:20; Rom 16:5; 1 Cor 16:19; Col 4:15; Phile 2; 2 Jn 10), Christians are the only earthly building in Christ's New Covenant, "you are ... God's building" (1 Cor 3:9). For more info on house churches click here. We do Bible things in Bible ways, by the authority of Jesus Christ (Mt 28:18; Col 3:17), thereby expressing our love for Him (Jn 14:15; 1 Jn 4:19), we call Bible things by Bible names (1 Pet 4:11).
Our assemblies and house teaching gatherings are simple (2 Cor 11:3), we plan our worship to be pure (Mal 1:11), orderly (1 Cor 14:40), and from the heart (the "spirit" Rom 2:29), controlled by our knowledge of the word of God, the "truth" (Jn 17:17), according to the "truth of the gospel” (Gal 2:5, 14; Col 1:5), not according to the shadows of the old Law (Heb 10:1), thus "in spirit and truth" (Jn 4:24). Our emphasis is on His word, seeing that it is the standard by which we will be judged on the Last Day (Jn 12:48; Rom 2:16; Rev 20:12).
We are a completely autonomous church ("ekklesia" i.e. "group of called out ones"), we are not controlled, guided, nor governed, either directly or indirectly, by any other group, office or religious body, but by Christ alone through the New Testament (Jn 12:49; 17:4, 8, 20; Acts 20:32; Gal 1:12; Eph 3:3-5; 1 Cor 14:37; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Thess 3:14). We do encourage everyone and try to cooperate with any group within the pattern (tupos) revealed in the New Testament (Rom 6:17; 2 Thess 3:9; 1 Tim 4:12; 2 Tim 1:13; Tit 2:7).
Our worship is also patterned after the church revealed in the New Testament (2 Tim 1:13). Their worship together consisted of singing together (1 Cor 14:15; Eph 5:18-19; Col 3:16), praying together (Acts 2:42; 1 Cor 14:15; 1 Tim 2:1-4), reading, teaching, preaching and studying God's word together (1 Cor 14:19, 26; 1 Tim 4:13; 2 Tim 4:2). This we do each time we gather together to worship our Heavenly Father.
As did they, so also do we, assemble upon the first day of every week (Sunday; John 20:19, 26; Rev 1:10), and partake of the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 11:20), and take up a collection for needy saints (Acts 4:34-35; 11:29-30), laying by "in store" ("in the treasury" "thesaurizoon") as we have been prospered by God (1 Cor 16:1-2).
We believe that the Bible teaches it is God's completed, inspired revelation to man (John 16:13, Jude 3), that inspiration and the confirming signs (Mk 16:20; Acts 14:3; Heb 2:3-4) have ceased (Dan 9:24; Micah 7:15; Zech 13:2; John 9:1-4; 1 Cor 13:8-10; Ja 1:25; Eph 4:8-14), and that His Divine Book gives us everything we need to be complete in His sight (2 Tim 3:16-17), it contains all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet 1:3), we study It from this premise. We also teach that man must continue to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age (Tit 2:11-12), we try to do this to the best of our God given abilities (Jn 3:27; 1 Cor 4:7, Phili 2:13), assembling together (Heb 10:25) and growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (1 Pet 2:2; 2 Pet 3:18), handling aright the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15). It is our hope and prayer that you might decide to do the same in your own home.
"That you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written" 1 Cor 4:6
The following citation from the
Encyclopedia Britannica reflects our distinctive characteristics:
"The Churches of Christ have no creed in the sense of a humanly formulated statement
containing official articles of faith. They believe in the manifestation of God in Christ, in the all-sufficiency of the Bible, with the primacy of the New Testament as the revelation of the will of God and the only rule of faith and practice. They continue to advocate the restoration of New Testament Christianity. They believe that the word of God is the seed of the church. When received it produces faith in Christ, repentance from sin, confession of faith in Christ, burial with Christ in Baptism for the remission of sins, and thus leads to Christian worship, Christian living and the hope of eternal life as it did in New Testament times."
*Study these resources with an open Bible and an open mind in a Berean like manner (Acts 17:11).
Remember there is but one Truth (Jn 17:17), and we can know it. (Jn 8:32).
FREE NEW TESTAMENT!
We are now offering to any that desires a free New Testament, all one has to do is contact us, give us your mailing address, and we will send you a New Testament free of charge (Continental U.S. only). We will not solicit or in any other way contact you unless it is your desire to have us do so.
Here are the 3 options you have to contact us . . .
You can call or text 715-557-1126 and leave a voicemail or send a text message, or
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Just contact us, give us your mailing address, tell us you want a free New Testament and we will promptly, free of charge send you a New Testament of your very own that you may know the Truth and be made free, for it is written (Isa 55:10-11; Lk 8:5a, 11b; Mt 13:38b-39a; 15:13) . . .
"For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it . . ."
"The sower went forth to sow his seed . . ."
"The seed is the word of God . . ."
"The tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy that sowed them is the devil . . .
"Every plant which my heavely Father planted not, shall be rooted up."
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We are also offering to any that desires free dvds on a wide variety of biblical subjects, such as salvation, the church, apologetics, creation, separation of church and state, moral issues. In this set we are also including an MP3 CD of the King James Version of the New Testament. Again all one has to do is contact us, give us your mailing address, and we will send you these dvds free of charge (Continental U.S. only). We will not solicit or in any other way contact you unless it is your desire to have us do so.
We teach publicly and from house to house (Acts 20:20),
therefore if you would like to set up a house teaching session
or meet in a public place to discuss the gospel of Christ,
please contact us through any of the options listed upon
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"Greet also the church in their house . . .
All the churches of Christ greet you" Rom 16:5, 16
"If any man speak let him speak as the oracles of God" 1 Pet 4:11