The Church of Christ

“The Blueprint For The Church Jesus Built”(Hebrews 8:3-6) If we follow the RIGHT blueprint - we will be what the Lord wants us to be. Is there a pattern? YES! What is the pattern? The New Testament! If a group of people anywhere in the world accurately follows the New Testament, they will be a church of Christ! AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF07/21/2019

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Biblical Understanding of The Church Jesus Built] - Is the church of Christ a denomination? What is denominationalism? Is denomination-alism pleasing to God? What is the CURE for division (denominationalism)? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/31/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Church That Belongs To Jesus Submits To Him] -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTEPDF/- 6/14/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Church That Belongs To Jesus Teaches The Biblical Plan of Salvation) -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/21/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?” -[The Principle of Submission - Seeking Permission For All We Believe Teach & Practice -Can We Do A Thing Which God Has NOT Instructed Us To Do By Faith?] -All we do in our service to God has its source of permission, or authority. Either God has instructed us through His word to believe & do a thing or man has taken theinitiative to authorize the thing believed or done. Which can be done by faith? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/12/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?” -[The Principle of Submission - How Can We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? How Can We Know We Are Walking By Faith?] -God has used the basic laws of communication to reveal His will to us.Don’t think that if God had spoken in nothing but direct statements or commands that unity would exist! There are many things God has explicitly stated that the majority of those professing faith in Christ refuse to believe & obey.Understanding approved examples as well as the necessary implications of the statements God has made are both essential to understanding and abiding in God’s divine will.- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/19/2015

“How Can We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? -How God Instructs" -[The Principle of Submission - The nature of positive instruction & our NEED to obey God’s word as He has instructed]- When God specifies a thing to be done and He specifies by positive instruction how He wants it to be done, we have no choice but to follow His specified instructions or be in rebellion. Our intentions may be to glorify God in the things we do, but if we are not obeying God, we ARE NOTGLORIFYING Him! - This lesson contains some much needed teaching for our day! - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/9/2015

How Can We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? -Is It Expedient? -[How can we determine if an act is merely an aide in fulfilling God’s commands, and thus in harmony with God’s will, or if it is an addition to God’s instruction and thus against God’s will?- Our intentions may be to glorify God in the things we do, but if we are not obeying God, we ARE NOTGLORIFYING Him! - This lesson contains some much needed teaching for our day! - Part 1 MP3/Part 2 MP3/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/23/2015 &8/23/2015

“Organization of A Scripturally Organized Church -[selected scriptures] -The New Testament provides the divinely approved patternhow the church of our Lord is to be organized. The early church departed from that divine pattern resulting in wide spread apostas. A church truly seeking to conform to the Lord’s will will seek out and follow the divine pattern.A failure to respect the divine pattern fails tohonor the God of heaven. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/13/2015

“The New Testament Pattern of Worship For The Local Church" -[selected scriptures] -It is important “HOW” we worship!There are MANY different ways to engage in “FALSE” worship!The “PURPOSE” of worship is to honor & glorify God - The ONLY way to honor & glorify God in our worship is to worship AS HE SAYS!-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/20/2015

“Worshipping God By Faith - The Lord’s Supper" -[Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34] - In this lesson several questions are raised about the Lord’s supper: (1. What Is It? - - 2.Where Should We Partake? - - 3. When Should We Partake? - - 4. Who Should Partake? - - 5. How Are We To Partake? - - 6.What Are The Consequences Of Abuse?) Join us as we appeal to the scriptures to answer these question–MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 10/11/2015

“Worshipping God By Faith - Giving As We Have Prospered" -[The NT Pattern For Giving] - 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 answers several questions relating to our need to give to the Lord. This lessons answers several questions - When? Who? Where? How much?– Do we realize that the manner, amount, and quality of that which we give back to the Lord, manifest our love and respect, (honor) for Him? - Mal 1:6; Prov. 3:9 -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 10/18/2015

“Worshipping God By Faith -The NT Pattern For Prayer”- Acts 4:23-31 - A continuation of our study on the worship of the church. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/8/2015

“Worshipping God By Faith -The NT Pattern For Teaching As Collective Worship”- Acts 20:17-32 - A continuation of our study on the worship of the church. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/15/2015

“The New Testament Pattern For Music” -[Worshipping God By Faith] - Why should true worshippers of God oppose using mechanical musical instruments in our worship to God? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/29/2015

“Serving God By Faith” - The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Edification” -[Ephesians 4:11-16] -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/13/2015

“Serving God By Faith” - The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Evangelism” -[Select Passages] - The need /Aauthorized methods / Some Unauthorized Methods Both Past & Current - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/20/2015

“Serving God By Faith” - The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Benevolence” -[Select Passages] - The need / Aauthorized methods / Some Unauthorized Methods Both Past & Current - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/27/2015

“Church Social Meals?” -[John 8:44] -Is there positive DIVINE AUTHORITY for a local church to provide social & recreational activities for its members?- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/10/2016

“The Need For Godly Women In The Church” -[Romans 16:1-4; 1 Peter 3:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Titus 23-5] - The scriptural role, value, character, motivation and behavior of the godly woman is examined. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/27/2015

“Being United In A Divisive World”- (James 3:14-4:10) - One of Satan’s most effective weapons is DIVISION. Since sin first entered the world, division has existed - and will continue to exist, even in eternity. Many recognize the value of“unity,” and seek to unite humanity by attempting to dismiss absolutes, such as the very existance of God and Satan, the reality of truth and error, sin and righteousness, moral and immoral, etc. In this lesson we will demonstrate the reality of the problem / why the problem exists / the necessity of division / and the ONLY provision & basis upon which unity with God & man can be achieved. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 04/10/2016

“Being United In The Body of Christ”-(Ephesians 4:1-16) - Jesus prayed for unity among all who believe in Him. Most believers recognize that division among Christians is a reality, and that it should not exist, however, many attempt to justify division, or dismiss theproblem as not being a big deal. Others attempt to solve the problem by watering down the gospel into a few“essentials” and in turn dismiss many things the Lord demands of those who believe in Him. The real issue is how to solve the problem - How can believers in Christ truly be united? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 04/10/2016

“Things That Promote Unity In The Body of Christ" -& Things That Destroy It -[1 Corinthians 1:1-13; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-5; James 3:13-18] - When one becomes a Christian – that person enters into a relationship with the Father, Son & Holy Spirit & with other Christians. The very nature of the relationship should produce unity, cohesion, joint labor & joint success. But, TOO often this is NOT the case. Why? Without question, unity is important to God, seeing that numerous passages deal with it. It also should be noted that ANYONE quilty of causing division among God’s people, be it through introducing false doctrines or ungodly attitudes, is under the curse of God. What is the unity God demands? What MUST be the basis of this unity? How can we be the united people God demands? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/2/2015

“The Lord’s church in an 'Experience Driven Culture'”-[John 6:60-69] -As churches decline in membership, they begin to compromise to sustain numbers - Many churches have adopted the "market driven" approach – i.e., Find out what people want and give it to them - WHAT EVER THAT IS!—Many churches of Christ are dondoinge the same things!Can the church fight apathy and materialism by feeding people's carnal appetites?Has the word of God lost it’s power & effectiveness? What should the churches response be to the populace and its increasing hunger for an “experience” & disinterest in the truth? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/17/2015

“Why Is The House of God Forsaken?”- (Nehemiah 13) -In Neh 13:4ff, Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem, but what he found was disturbing (13:7ff).The house of God was in disarray and the Levites had not been given their rightful portions.The question put forth by Nehemiah is one which needs to be asked today: “Why is the house of God forsaken?”-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/29/2014

“Identifying A Scriptural Local Church"- (Selected Scriptures)- Far too many fail to make this their primary criteria when looking for a congregation to worship & work with. A scriptural local church can be identified because it follows the New Testament pattern. In order to identify a scriptural church, we MUSTsearch the scriptures that we may know what the NT church looks like. - What was it called? What did it teach? How was it organized? How did it worship? What did it practice?-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 4/13/2014

"Why I Am A Member of the Church of Christ"- The simple answer to the question, "Why are you a member of the church of Christ?" would be that the Lord added me to His church when I by faith obeyed the gospel, (Acts 2:47). But why am I a member of this local church? Why do I fellowship others who identify themselves as members of the church of Christ? -MP3/PPT/ KEYNOTE /PDF

“Unity of The Spirit - NOT - Unity In Diversity”—(John 17:17-23; Ephesians 4:1-16) —Explaining the diference / What unity of the Spirit looks like / When it comes to matters of faith and practice, the concept of "unity in diversity" undermines fundamental principles of truth —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF—03/31/2019

“Everything Really Is Vanity“—(Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9)— Providing the proper perspective on oppression & injustice / The value of gratitude & contentment —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF—03/31/2019

“Give Me That SHOW Time Religion" — (Jeremiah 6:16;Deuteronomy 12:29–32;2 Timothy 4:1–5) There Is A MAJOR Problem With “Contemporary Worship”& Why So MANY CANNOT SEE IT — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 09/02/2018

“The Kingdom of God” —“And The Church of Christ” — (Daniel 2:44,45; Mark 9:1; Acts 2:1-47; Col. 1:13; Rev. 1:9)—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 03/04/2018

“I Will Build My Church”—(Matthew 16:13-20)—The Foundation of It -“Upon This Rock” /The Construction of It -“I Will Build” / The Ownership, Intimacy & Singularity of It -“My Church” / The Inevitability & Invincibility of It -“The Gates of Hades Shall Not Prevail Against It” - /Its Means of Access & Standard of Authority - “The Keys of The Kingdom” – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/27/2017

“Troublers of Israel”—Many troubled Israel from the outside (Egypt, Assyria, Syria, Philistines, Hittites, Edomites, Moabites, Amelekites, Midianites, etc.)BUT - No external enemy could harm Israel ‘IF’ they were faithful to God!Their greatest troublers were from ‘WITHIN’ — The church also has those who trouble it. Are we troublers or helpers of spiritual Israel? -- AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/23/2017

Church History

The First Sixty Five Years of The Church- (Audio MP3/PowerPoint)

"The Falling Away"- (Audio MP3/PowerPoint)

The Reformation Movement- (Audio MP3/Power Point)

The Restoration Movement- (Audio MP3/Power Point)

The Organization, Worship, & Work of The Church

The Nature of The Church -(PPT )

Why So Many Churches? -(PPT)

The Organization of The Church -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "General Principles"-(PPT )

The Worship of The Church - "The Lord's Supper" -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "Giving" -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "Singing" -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "Praying" -(PPT )

The Worship of The Church - "Preaching" -(PPT )

The Work of The Church - "Evangelism" -(PPT )

The Work of The Church - "Edification" -(PPT )

The Work of The Church - "Benevolence" –(PPT)

The Odd Folks Who Don't Have Piano's Part 1 - (Audio / Power Point)PDF

The Odd Folks Who Don't Have Piano's Part 2- (Audio / Power Point)

We Have Something To Sing About- (Audio / Power Point)

“Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth”- (John 4:19-26)- What does Jesus mean when he says,“those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth?”Most suggest that it means,“with the right attitude and proper form.” Whie this is true - I want to suggest that there is more involved in the meaning than this.-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/26/2014

“Why We Do NOT Use Mechanical Musical Instruments In Our Worship To God”- (Hebrews 13:15)- This lesson attempts to answer one of the most commonly asked questions members of the church of Christ are asked. The principles established in a previous lesson, (Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth), are built upon and applied to this subject. Hope that all will benefit from this important study, whether you are a member of the church of Christ or not.-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/2/2014

“The Value of The Widows Two Mites”-[Mark 12:41-44] - Jesus concludes His public ministry with a scathing rebuke of the Jewish leaders because of their hypocrisy - (12:38–40; Mat 23:1–39; Lk 20:45–47).In stark contrast - Jesus commends a widow’s sacrificial giving, (Mark 12:41–44; Luke 21:1–4). Would He commend you for what you give to Him & His cause? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/16/2014

Dangers Facing The Church

“Dangers Facing The Church (1) - The Danger of Self-Righteousness" — (Luke 18:9–14; Romans 10:1-4) — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 05/20/2018

“Dangers Facing The Church (2) - The Danger of Liberalism" — (Judges 21:25;Num 16:3-13; 2 Pet 2:10; Jude 8) — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 05/27/2018

“Dangers Facing The Church (3) - The Danger of Error" — (2 Peter 2:1-3) — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 06/03/2018

“Dangers Facing The Church (4) - The Danger of Formalism" — (Revelation 2:1-7)Any act, regardless of how“scriptural,”“good” or “needed,” if done without faith and love, profits one nothing! — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 06/10/2018

“Dangers Facing The Church (5) - The Danger of Persecution & Compromise" — How to stand strong when the pressures of an ungodly world bears down on us - (Revelation 2:8-19) — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 06/17/2018

“Dangers Facing The Church (6) - The Danger of The World’s Leaven" — What is worldliness? Do we truly understand the wickedness of the world? How can we“gain the victory” over the world?- (Revelation 2:18-29) — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 06/24/2018

“Dangers Facing The Church - The Danger of Dying" — (Revelation 3:1-8) — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 07/15/2018

The Danger of Materialism (PPT - Audio)

The Danger of Apathy (PPT - Audio)

The Church In Crisis - (2 Timothy 2:14-4:8) -Audio MP3/Power Point

The Distinct Nature of The CHURCH of CHRIST

The Search For Absolute Truth & The Gospel Plan of Salvation - - (PPT-Audio)

The Church of Christ Is Undenominational - (PPT-Audio)

The Headship of Christ - (PPT-Audio)

The Authority of Christ - (PPT-Audio)

Has The Church of Christ Become A Denomination? -(PPT - Audio) Don Mcclain 2013