Summer Series

I cannot begin to express to you how excited I am about our Summer Series. This is a first for Roanoke. We have selected a theme for this series of lessons that should prove to be of great benefit to our families. The men who have been invited are outstanding preachers. They each have expertise that is well suited for the topics assigned to them. Consider…

The Wise Man Built His House Upon The Rock

Laying A Sure Foundation For Stronger Families

(May 14 – July 30, 2014)

May 14 Strong Families—The Church Depends On Them

B.J. Clarke - Memphis, TN

May 21 Strong Families—Our Nation Depends On Them

Kenneth Ratcliff - Schertz, TX

May 28 The Word of God: The Blueprint For Strong Families
Phillip Brannon - Timberville, VA

June 4 Devotional Singing Night
June 11 Fathers and Mothers Must Strengthen The Family
Mark Reynolds - Muncie, IN

June 18 Biblical Ethics and Morals Strengthen the Family
Don Blackwell - Memphis, TN

June 25 Communication Must Strengthen the Family
Glenn Hitchcock - Byron, GA

July 2 A Biblical View of Finances Strengthens the Family
Ken Hope - Garland, TX

July 9 Discipline Strengthens the Family
Ivie Powell - Rowlett, TX
July 16 Husbands and Wives Must Strengthen The Family
Bobby Liddell - Memphis, TN
July 23 Balance: Strong Families Maintain Spiritual Focus
Sam Wilcutt - Austin, TX
July 30 Devotional Singing Night
Theme - Let's Focus on our Families

As you can see by the theme and lesson topics, we believe that the foundation we lay and upon which we build is critical to the success and happiness of our lives. Christian individuals who have their feet firmly planted in the Word of God are prerequisite to families that are firmly planted in the Word of God. The same is true for the church, which is made up of individuals and families. We desperately need firmly planted feet in the Lord’s church. Please make schedule adjustments now to ensure that you can attend each of these services. I am confident that your time will be well spent.
-- Joey

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock” (Matthew 7:24-27).

Please also note that two dates are missing from this schedule. The first one is July 16th. We will be conducting our Vacation Bible School that week so we will not have a guest speaker. The second date is July 30th. This will be our regular fifth Wednesday singing night and will be a great way to wrap up a series of wonderful messages from the Word of God.

What to expect

We in churches of Christ take seriously the Lord’s words in John 4:24: “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The word of God, and specifically, the New Testament of Jesus Christ (Heb. 8:6-13), is our standard of truth for acceptable worship (John 17:17). God has not left it up to us to do as whatever we please when we approach him; through the inspired apostles of Christ he has directed the church in the manner in which we are to worship him. Our goal is to do as the early church, which “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42).This makes our worship distinctive from what most are accustomed to seeing in other churches.

Because we are committed to following the God-given, apostolic pattern for worship, we praise God in song, “teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Col. 3:16). Our singing is not accompanied by a piano or band or other forms of instrumental music because we do not find authority for these additions in the New Testament. We learn from God’s word the church is to sing (Eph. 5:19), and we do not add to what God has instructed us to do or go beyond the authority of his word (1 Cor. 4:6; Rev. 22:18-19). While most visitors find our a cappella singing unusual, they also find the four part harmonies beautiful and edifying.

We learn from apostolic example and instruction to the early church that God’s people are to observe the Lord’s supper when they meet every first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:23-29), and so each Sunday we partake of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine in remembrance of the sacrifice of Christ. Also, our members give into a collection for the work of God’s kingdom in accordance with the teaching of God’s word (1 Cor. 16:1-2).

In our worship assembly we also offer prayer to our Heavenly Father in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and listen to the preaching of the life-changing, soul saving gospel of Christ (Rom. 1:16). Our preaching is Bible-based, for we are to “speak as the oracles of God,” (1 Pet. 4:11). We are committed to exalting God by teaching and preaching “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) and citing book, chapter and verse as we exalt God and focus on hearing his will for our lives revealed in the scriptures.

You will also find a warm welcome from friendly folks who want to help you understand God’s will for your life and his plan for your salvation so that you can be sure you are saved by his grace and have the hope of eternal life. We hope you can attend one of our worship assemblies or Bible classes soon. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“The churches of Christ greet you”

Those are the words of Paul, the apostle of Jesus Christ, and we in the Roanoke Church of Christ echo that same sentiment to you today. But perhaps you’re wondering: Who or what are the churches of Christ? We hope the following will help answer that question:

Before the world ever began, God had a plan for you. That plan is revealed in the Bible and includes his church. The Bible tells us the church is part of the “eternal purpose” of God for every one of us that was made possible through Jesus Christ (Eph. 3:10-11). But there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the importance and identity of that church.

It was Jesus who said to his disciples, “I will build my church” (Mt. 16:18). The Lord kept that promise; he built his church and it exists today. The word of God tells us the church is called “the body of Christ” (Eph. 1:22-23) and that there is “one body…one Lord, one faith” (Eph. 4:4-6). There are no denominations in the Bible, yet when we look around today we see so many different churches, different faiths, different teachings. All of this religious contradiction can be confusing.

But if set aside the denominations, doctrines and traditions of men and simply go back to the Bible, we can belong to the church that Jesus built—the Lord’s church that is a part of God’s eternal plan to redeem us and bring us to heaven through his Son. If we follow the New Testament of Christ and do today what they did then, we can be today what they were then—simply Christians (Acts 11:26). Nothing more, nothing less—just Christians. Not members of any denomination, but members of Jesus’ church we read about in the Bible.

We in the churches of Christ are striving to be faithful to the authority of God’s word and abide by the pattern he has given us for his church (Acts 2:42; 2 Tim. 1:13). We kindly invite you to join us in going back to the Bible to be Christians only, a part of the Lord’s family, the church which he died to save with his blood (Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23-25). Please let us know if you would like to study the Bible to learn more about the Lord’s church and his plan for our salvation.

Recent Sermons
  • Visiting Preacher - A Biblical View of Finances Strengthens the Family

  • Visiting Preacher - Communication Must Strengthen the Family

  • Visiting Preacher - Biblical Ethics and Morals Strengthen the Family

  • Visiting Preacher - Fathers and Mothers Must Strengthen The Family

  • Visiting Preacher - The Word of God: The Blueprint For Strong Families

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Location
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 737
Roanoke, TX 76262
Physical Address
Map
305 Rusk
Roanoke, TX 76262
P: (817) 491-2388
Meeting Times
Sunday

9:30 am - bible class

10:30 am - worship

6:00 pm worship

Wednesday

7:00 pm bible class

Singing every 5th wednesday of the month