"Salute one another with an holy kiss and the churches of Christ salute you." Romans 16:16
Welcome. No matter who you are or where you are from, you are welcome at Crawford Road church of Christ. We do not have any sort of special programs to offer you: no musical productions, testimonies, or anything like that. But if you are interested in going to heaven, if you are interested in learning what to do to be saved, then we have an important message you need to hear.
The message is not ours, but His. It's the gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 1:16), not some church ordinance, or religious agreement reached by a council or synod. And while we do not want to be unkind to anyone, we are not interested here in what men have to say about how to be saved, but what God says about it (1 Peter 4:11). We must "speak as the oracles of God" on all matters relating to salvation.
You may find our worship services rather simple. We do not have an organ or piano. The New Testament churches practiced congregational singing in their worship services. We are determined to worship God in the same way the New Testament Christians did and there is no record of their ever having worshiped using instrumental music in the services.
Every Sunday is special to the people here. We sing, pray, study the Bible and observe the Lord's Supper each first day of the week, all of it done with special regard for the New Testament teaching on each observance. For instance, we observe the Lord's Supper every Lord's Day, not just on special holidays. Every Lord's Day is a holy day, a day sanctified by God for His people to worship and serve Him (Acts 20:7). Our offering here is part of our observance of the New Testament order of things. The offering is done by our members. We do not solicit funds from others (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
Our plea is for people everywhere to hear what God's word says about salvation, about worship and do what He says in the way He has prescribed. We make a plea for the return to New Testament Christianity.
We welcome you to any of our services, and if we can we be service to you please contact us.
The Bible holds a very precious promise of salvation. God has made salvation available to all people, as long as they are willing to obey Him and follow His commands.
The Bible tells us that sin came into the world in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) and that it has been here ever since. It also tells us that sin seperates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). Because of sin, we have no hope for eternity without our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Romans 6:22-23).
To gain this gift of salvation, we must follow God's commands:
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
"But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name." (John 20:31)
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3)
"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 10:32-33)
"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned" (Mark 16:16)
After this, our lives must reflect the change of repentance as we daily choose to follow Christ. Is this a decision that you are wanting to make in your life? If so, or if you have any questions, please let us know what we can do to help you.