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About the Church of Christ

Those of us who are members of the church of Christ are dedicated to the restoration of New Testament Christianity in the present day. This means that we simply want to be Christians—nothing more, nothing less. If we do what people did in the first century to please God, as they were under the direction of Christ and His apostles, then we will certainly please God as well.

Here’s how this restoration works: Members of the Macland Road family are always looking to the word of God to find authority for everything they do in life. We can do nothing less, because Colossians 3:17 says, “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.” To do something in the name of the Lord Jesus means to do it by His authority, or as He has commanded. So, we can restore New Testament Christianity only if we follow the pattern of authority that we find in the New Testament. This is exactly what the Roman Christians did, according to Romans 6:17, and their obedience resulted in their salvation from sins.

The New Testament authorizes us to obey the Gospel as a condition for receiving God’s free gift of salvation. We teach this plan of salvation at Macland Road. Here’s what the Bible says on the matter: First, we must believe that Jesus is God’s son. Jesus said in Mark 16:16, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” We must repent of our sins (Acts 2:38), confess that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God (Matthew 10:32), and be baptized into Christ, and when we are, our sins are washed away in the blood of Jesus (Acts 22:16). Finally, after becoming a follower of Christ, one must continue to follow Him until death. Jesus says in Revelation 2:10, “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Part of faithful living is faithful worship, or worship that is authorized by Christ and His apostles in the New Testament. You will find just this kind of collective worship at Macland Road. We sing together, pray together, study the Bible together, eat the Lord’s supper weekly together, and contribute weekly to the Lord’s work together. We don’t accompany our singing with an instrument, because there is no authority for instrumental praise in the New Testament (Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16 tell us simply to sing).

Is this faithful? Is biblical worship exactly what you’re looking for? Are you looking for a family of believers who are committed to Christ and to loving one another? Are you looking for enriching Bible classes for all ages, taught by dedicated teachers? Are you looking for a place where your children can develop a working knowledge of the Bible, and love learning about Jesus? Are you looking for a place where you can get involved in meaningful service to your community? Are you looking for a church with rich opportunities for learning the word of God and applying it in every aspect of life?

Then welcome home, to the Macland Road Church of Christ.

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