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Our Faith and Practice
Our goal at the Church of Christ on Green Oaks is to pattern everything we do after the church you can read about in the New Testament. Our focus is on what the word of God says and on what we as His children should do to worship, serve, and please Him.
When you attend our services, you will find worship patterned according to Scripture – a God-centered worship that follows Paul’s statement: “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." (Colossians 3:17)
The following activities are observed in our worship assemblies:
- Public Teaching of God's Word
- The Lord's Supper
- The Collection
The Gospel Plan of Salvation
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Jesus is the world’s Savior because He offers salvation from sin and its eternal punishment. When Jesus died on the cross, He suffered the penalty for sin in our place, and thus satisfied the righteous demands of heaven. Jesus turned the shame of the cross into a glorious victory for all of mankind. Paul wrote that the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18).
The shed blood of Jesus on Calvary is God's gift to humanity, and we have been given instruction by God about how to receive this very special gift. In God's word, we find the following commands and examples about how to become a child of God, thus taking advantage of the blood of Jesus.
- Hear the Word of God
Be guided by the word of God (Acts 8:30-35).
One who loves Jesus will hear and keep His commands (John 14:21-24).
Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:13-17).
Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
There is eternal salvation for those who hear Him and obey Him (Hebrews 5:8-9).
Repent of your sins or you will perish (Luke 13:3).
Repent and be converted to Christ, that your sins may be wiped out (Acts 3:19).
Repent and be baptized for the remission of your sins (Acts 2:38).
- Confess the name of Christ
Confession before men that Christ is the son of God (Matthew 10:32-33).
Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).
- Baptism for the Remission of Sin
Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).
Be baptized and wash away your sins (Acts 22:16).
He that believes and is baptized shall be saved (Mark 16:16).
Baptism adds one to the Lord's church (Acts 2:47).
Baptism is an act of obedience and faith that puts one into Christ (Galatians 3:26-28).