Interesting Church Sign

I came across this picture of a church in Louisiana, and I really liked the way that they refer to their assembly on this sign.  “A church of Christ”.  There’s a big difference in that, and in the way that others call themselves the “Bobville church of Christ”.  The use of the article gives an impression that is correct in what they are trying to communicate.

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11 thoughts on “Interesting Church Sign

  1. I saw this photo in the Christian Chronicle the other day as well. I agree with you in that it sounds less “presumptuous,” if you will, but my only problem with it is (but this is no different than the problem I have with “Bobville church of Christ” either), that the use of the article “a” before “church of Christ” implies that there is more than one church. The bible teaches that the body of Christ is the church and the church is the body of Christ. How can Christ have more than one body? I can understand the desire to differentiate yourself from the congregation in “Sueville” or even the congregation on Elm Street, but can’t we just put up signs that say “the church of Christ meets here” and leave it at that? I grow tired of all the denominations and the delineations.

    “Do you love Jesus Christ? Yes? Great! Come on in…. No? Come on in anyways, you might learn something interesting.”

  2. There are more churches of Christ that are doing this. One of the biggest ones that comes to mind is in Nashville, Tenn. where one of my good friends preaches.

    Their sign says:

    The Family of God at Woodmont Hills
    A church of Christ

  3. Some churches are dropping the church of Christ all together so they don’t have to go through all the baggage. I know the people at White’s Ferry road. They are largley disfellowshipped in the LA area as too liberal.

  4. After years of study of the teachings of Jesus, I’m convinced what He said in the great commission is not merely about going and preaching the gospel, but to teach them to observe whatsoever He taught. He said His teachings were not His own, but the Fathers teachings. There are easily over 200 of them.

    I think it’s about time we started changing our will to do His will = whatsoever He taught is the doctrine of Christ. So how can we have the faith of Jesus unless we believe as He did?

    My web site might interest you. I think it’s a missing piece of faith for those who want to restore New Testament Christianity.

    What did Peter and John have at the beginning?
    The teachings of Jesus Christ and His example.
    The Prophetic Word made sure.

  5. You ready to condemn Peter for teaching incorrect baptism based on the great commission? There is a difference to baptism in Jesus name only and Father Son and Holy Spirit!

  6. There is only one name under heaven by which we may be saved. If you think Peter taught a different baptism than Jesus spoke of: maybe it is your grasp of the gospel baptism that is off instead of Peter?:-)

  7. Well according to my reading of Matthew 28:19 it is different and if people are going to fine tooth scripture to condemn others for names on buildings and instrumental music etc. they can eat the entire pill in detailed differences.

    The fact is that if Matthew 28:19 is none altered it is different then the process done in Acts 2:38, period end of sentence, there are no religious games you can play with semantics to make it otherwise.

    Father, Son and Holy Spirit/Ghost are not the same as Jesus name. So according to Jesus statement in Matthew 28:19 we are to baptize in the names of the trinity, not Jesus name alone. So who do we believe Jesus or Peter?

  8. Richard said:

    I think it’s about time we started changing our will to do His will = whatsoever He taught is the doctrine of Christ.

    I’ve been here long enough to know this is code for change your doctrine to my doctrine when dealing with CoC! Or are you ready to start baptizing in the names of the trinity?

    So how can we have the faith of Jesus unless we believe as He did?

    So when are you going to begin you lessons on how to move mountains into the sea by faith? Or walking on water by faith classes?

    We as humans are limited in our ability to believe simply because we are tied to strongly to the physical and not strong enough to the spiritual order of the universe.

  9. On September 10, 2008 at 6:42 pm Joe Baggett Said:

    Some churches are dropping the church of Christ all together so they don’t have to go through all the baggage. I know the people at White’s Ferry road. They are largley disfellowshipped in the LA area as too liberal.

    But the CoC has the doctrine that has been passed down from the days of Acts, it is the doctrine of unity is it not? It’s how we are all going to live as one, yet in practice it is the doctrine that will eventually lead to worshiping as one, meaning you will have to defellowship everyone who is different in belief as you so that you can remain pure!?!

    Someone needs to open their eyes and rethink through this, and perhaps allow the weakness and faults are are to tolerate according to scripture to be part of the mix. There are no two people on the planet that would see all scripture the same, it won’t happen because there are to many variables of life that factor into how we see scripture and what our focus is, things like Father issues, home life, friends, tragic events, and life in general alone with personality. Paul and Barnabas were perfect examples of personality clashing over the issue of redeeming a failed servant, one sided with the redemption of the follower as the mission and the other as jeopardizing the mission to allow them to return to service.

    Both were right and both were wrong! Wake up people and see the real state of things and stop living in this delusional dream world where you are the chosen ones of the faith and all others are false, it is a lie of the devil!

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