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).

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

Many thousands of people search out a new church each year. They often research congregations in their area, ask around, and then personally visit the short list in a month of Sundays. Let’s consider some...

The Restoration Plea

The Restoration Plea has been taught in our land for two centuries now, yet many in this generation have not heard it. It says: Let us speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where...

Six Things Most Needed in the Church

Six things we can do today to make the church a better place.

Why Do Churches of Christ Not Use Instrumental Music?

Churches of Christ do not sing a cappella because we dislike other kinds of music. Most of us have as many songs on iPods as the next person. We do not lack financial means to purchase instruments or capable musicians to play them. We are not just trying to be different or stubbornly upholding a longstanding tradition. Why, then, do we sing a cappella?

What does it mean for a minister to be ordained?

Most of our religious world puts great stress on the proper ordination of ministers, but when we turn to the Bible, we find that it says very little on the subject.

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...

What is Unique About the Church of Christ?

Since unique means “the only one of its kind,” could this really be true? Making the claim proves nothing, so let’s test the hypothesis by looking at things some think are unique about the church of Christ.

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....

Christianity Without Denominationalism?

Can you have a church without it being a denomination? Yes! By following the Gospel pattern Jesus and His apostles taught, we can duplicate today the dynamic church found in the Book of Acts.

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