What It Means to Be a Christian

As members of the body one carries out the will ofChrist the HEAD (Colossians 1:18). As lights in the world one shines forth for Christ the LIGHT of the world (John 8:12). As...

Back— to the Future

Churches of Christ are committed to restoring the teaching and practice of New Testament Christianity in its purity. We believe “the seed is the word of God” (Luke 8:11), and that it will produce in...

Christianity as Seen in the New Testament

Christianity, as it came from the mind of God, is clearly set forth in the New Testament. The four gospel records—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—give us the account of the earthly life of Christ and...

I Don’t Want You to Join My Church

Preachers say frequently, “Come, join my church.” In the Bible Belt, drivers occasionally see billboards and bumper stickers that read, “Attend the church of your choice Sunday.” It might surprise you that in the thirty-three...

Why Become a Member of the Church of Christ?

Why should a person become a member of the church of Christ? May I offer some rea­sons for your consideration? Please read the scriptures found with each one. It was founded by the scriptural...

Are the Various Denominations Branches of the True Vine?

Jesus identified Himself as the vine: “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1). He explained the work of branches was bearing fruit, warning that, “Every branch in Me...

The Time Jesus Got Sick

There is no record of Jesus getting sick on earth. Perhaps He had childhood colds, the occasional stomach ache, or the flu. We don’t know; the Bible doesn’t say. The only time Scripture records Jesus...

I’m in Charge of the Chicken

Authority is a funny thing.

I’m Looking for a Church That Is Not So Negative

There is a lot of negativity in our world. The daily news cycle feeds on the scandals, crimes, and suffering dredged up from across the world. The dog-eat-dog business world wears a person down....

How the Church of Christ Began in Philippi

Every congregation has a beginning. The church at Jerusalem began on Pentecost with the coming of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of the apostles (Acts 2). The church in Samaria began with Philip’s preaching the word (Acts 8). The church at Corinth began with Paul at the end of the second missionary journey (Acts 18).