7006 Sir Gawain Drive, Austin, Texas 78745, United States

(512) 650-8235

South Austin church of Christ

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Please grant an introduction to the church of Christ:

We come to you only in the name of Christ

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God  (2 Timothy 3:16-I7).
  • The Bible does not merely contain our teaching-- it ALONE is our teaching.
  • We pray for the unity of believers in Christ, for so did He  (John 17:20-21).
  • Paul urged Christians to be "of the same mind,"  and set forth the only basis for unity in Ephesians 4:1-6.

The church was:

  • Built and paid for by Jesus Christ. Matt. 16:13-18; Acts 20:28.
  • Built on Christ as the only foundation. 1 Cor. 3:11.
  • Not built upon Paul, Apollos, Cephas, or any other man.  1 Cor. 1:12-13
  • Fully established on the first Pentecost after Christ arose from the dead. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Mk. 9:1;  Acts 2nd chapter.

In the New Testament, the church is called:

  • The temple of God. 1 Cor. 3:16.
  • The bride of Christ. Eph. 5:21-32.
  • The body of Christ. Col. 1:24; Eph. 1:22-23.
  • The kingdom of God’s Son. Col. 1:13.
  • The house of God. 1 Tim. 3:15.
  • The church. Eph. 3:10.
  • The church of God. 1 Cor. 1:2.
  • The church of the firstborn. Heb. 12:23.
  • The church of the Lord. Acts 20:28.
  • The churches of Christ. Rom. 16:16.

Members of the church are called:

  •  Members.  1 Cor. 12:27
  • Disciples.  Acts 6:1
  • Believers.  Acts 5:14;  2 Cor. 6:15
  • Saints.  Acts 9:13;   Rom. 1:7; Phil. 1:1
  • Priests.  1 Peter 2:9;  Rev. 1:6
  • Children.  1 John. 3:1-2
  • Christians.  Acts 11:26, 26:28-29; 1 Peter 4:16

The permanent classes of servants in the church are:

  • Elders, who are bishops. overseers or pastors. Their duty is to oversee and feed the flock.  Acts 20:28; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4.
  • Deacons to serve the church. Acts 6:1-16; 1 Tim. 3:8-13.
  • Evangelists to teach and preach God’s word. For their work and qualifications, see Eph. 4:11; books of 1st and 2nd Tim. and Titus.

Man did not:

  • Purpose the church.   Eph. 3:10-11.
  • Purchase the church.   Acts 20:28.
  • Build the church.   Matt. 16:18.
  • Name its people.   Acts 11:26; Isa. 62:2.
  • Add to the church.   Acts 2:47.
  • Give the church its doctrine. 2 John. 9-10; Gal. 1-11.

The church and body of Christ are:

  • The same.  Eph. 1:22-23;   Col. 1:18; 1:24.

Christ Himself:

  • Loved the church.   Eph. 5:25.
  • Bled for the church.   Acts 20:28.
  • Established the church.   Matt. 16:18.
  • Called the church His.   Matt. 16:18.
  • Added people to the church.   Acts 2:47.
  • Is the head of the church.  Eph. 5:28; 4:4; 1:22-23.

In the church are:

  • Redemption. Eph. 1:7.
  • Forgiveness of sins. Col. 1:13-14.
  • Sanctification. Eph. 5:25.
  • All spiritual blessings. Eph. 1:3.

In order to get into the church you must:

  • Believe in Christ.  John. 8:24; Acts 16:31;  Heb. 11:6
  • Repent of your sins.  Luke 13:3;  Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30
  • Confess your faith in Christ.  Matt. 10:32-33;  Rom. 10:10;  Acts 8:37-38
  • Be baptized. Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16;  Acts 2:38, 10:48, 22:16;  1 Pet 3:21; Gal. 3:27

In new testament times there was:

  • One family of God. Eph. 3:15.
  • One kingdom of Christ. Col. 1:13-14.
  • One body of Christ. Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4.
  • One bride of Christ. Rom. 7:1-7; Eph. 5:22-23
  • One church of Christ. Matt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4.

Baptism requires:

  • Water. Acts 10:47.
  • Much water. Jno. 3:23.
  • Going to the water. Acts 8:36; Matt. 3:5-6.
  • Going into the water. Acts 8:38.
  • A burial. Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12.
  • A planting. Rom. 6:5.
  • A washing. Acts 22:16.
  • A birth. Jno. 3:5.
  • A raising out of the water. Col. 2:12.
  • A coming out of the water. Acts 8:39.

In baptism:

  • Sins are washed away. Acts 22:16.
  • You are saved from sins. 1 Peter 3:21; Mk. 16:16.
  • You have remission of sins. Acts 2:38.
  • You get into Christ. Gal. 3:27.
  • You get into the church. Acts 2:37-47
  • You put on Christ. Gal. 3:27.
  • You obey Christ. Acts 10:48; II Thess. 1:7-9.
  • You walk in newness of life. Rom. 6:3-5.

The faithful church:

  • Must worship in both spirit and truth. John. 4:23-24
  • Must meet upon the first day of the week.  Acts 20:7;  Heb. 10:25.
  • Must sing (not play).  Eph. 5:19;  Col. 3-18.
  • Must pray.  Acts 2:42; 1 Tim. 2:1-2
  • Must edify one another. 1  Cor. 14:15-­27.
  • Must take the Lord's Supper on the first day of the week.  Acts 20:7; Heb. 10:25;     1 Cor. 11:20-32.
  • Must give of their means. 1 Cor. 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 9:7.

The work of the work of the church is:

  • Preaching the gospel.  Mk. 16:15; Phil. 4:14-18
  • Edifying itself.  Eph. 4:11-16
  • Providing for its poor.  Acts 4:34-35, 6:1-7; 1 Tim 5:16

The same church:

  • Is in your community.
  • Is not a denomination in any sense.
  • Is faithful to God's word.
  • Is ONE in fact and teaching.
  • Gains members by obedience to the gospel.
  • Has the same freedom from human powers.
  • Has the same name for its members.
  • Has the same name for the church.

You can know you are a member:

  • By obeying as described.
  • By following examples in the book of Acts.