What Makes Churches of Christ Different Than Denominations?

Text: Romans 16:16 Note: This is not intended to endorse every congregation that wears the name “church of Christ.” For the purpose of this outline, the “churches of Christ” are those who are faithfully following the New Testament pattern. Not Based on Our Name Many churches of Christ do not follow the NT pattern (Revelation […]

The Plumb Line

Text: Amos 7:1-9 Three Warnings of Destruction Locust-swarm, vegetation destroyed — Amos protested, God changed His mind (v. 1-3) Fire, farm land destroyed — Amos protested, God changed His mind (v. 4-6) God would spare the people no longer — no protest from Amos (v. 7-9) Why did Amos not protest the final warning? … […]

Who Is My Brother?

What Makes Us Brethren? By faith we have been baptized into Christ (Acts 2:37-38; Galatians 3:26-29; 1 Corinthians 12:13) What if one does this but joins an institutional church or a denomination? Still a brother What if one doesn’t do this, but is religious and claims belief in God/Jesus? Not a brother Be Mindful of […]

Come Out and Be Separate

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Clear distinctions made between those who are faithful and those who are not Christian & Non-Christian – 1 Peter 3:21; Galatians 3:27 Christ’s Churches & Man’s Churches – Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 16:16 Sound Church & Unsound Church – Revelation 3:1; 2:5 Truth Teacher & False Teacher – 1 John 4:1,6 Faithful […]

Is One Church as Good as Another?

Common idea – one church is as good as another Deciding what church to attend is often based on personal preference Our decisions must instead be based on what is right How do we know what church is right? – find the one that follows the New Testament pattern

The Restoration Plea

Two-fold plea Unity – give up denominations Go back to the Bible – forsake the creeds/traditions of men This is the call we find in the New Testament, not just by Restoration preachers. Unity – John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3-6 NT only rule of faith and practice – 1 Peter 4:11; Galatians 1:6-9 These go together […]