Who are these people?
We are the church of Christ located in Jacksboro, Texas.
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. In other words, not only did God inspire every word the writers recorded (2 Timothy 3:16-17) but it is also God’s entire and complete revelation (Jude 3). Paul told the church of Christ at Colossae: “whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17). Therefore, as a group and individually, we submit to Jesus and His inspired apostles in everything we say or do. If we cannot find authority in the Bible for what is said or done in worship or service, we do not do it.
We take Jesus at His word. He said, “If you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24). He said, “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). He said, “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32). He said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16). And, finally, He said, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). Therefore, the things one must do to be saved are not a matter of church dogma or the decisions made by a synod or council; we only believe and teach what Jesus said. If you would like to be a member of the church of Christ, we invite you to believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Hebrews 11:6), repent of your past life (Acts 3:19), confess Him as Lord (Romans 10:10), and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins (Acts 2:38) to live the rest of your life dedicated to Christ (Galatians 2:20) in Christ (Galatians 3:27). When you make this choice and rise up to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3-4), the Lord will add you to His church (Acts 2:47).
With this decision to become a Christian comes a confidence in being saved, However, being a Christian will not automatically keep you from sinning. John says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). We are not perfect; we are just forgiven because, “if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). We struggle to mature, avoiding temptation (1 Thessalonians 5:22), and we grow closer to Christ-likeness (Romans 12:1-2).
When we gather to worship every first day of the week, we sing (without instrumental accompaniment, Ephesians 5:19), we pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17), we contribute of our means (1 Corinthians 4:2), we hear the Gospel preached (Acts 2:42), and we partake of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7).
Would you like to be a New Testament Christian, a part of the church that Christ built (Matthew 16:18)? If so, we invite you to attend our worship services or Bible studies, or call on us to study about the wonderful love of God and a beautiful place called Heaven.