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What to expect when you visit us at the church of Christ in Granby, MO

Often people are hesitant to visit an unfamiliar worship assembly. We want you to feel comfortable and welcome at all of our assemblies. Here is what you can expect when you visit us:

As our honored guest you will be greeted cordially. Our congregation is a diverse group of all ages, races, and backgrounds. The gospel is for all, and we are all one in Christ (Galatians 3:28)

We will not embarrass or intrude on you in any way. You can be assured you will be treated with courtesy and kindness.  We are a friendly group of Christians and we will want to get to know you.  You can expect a warm welcome in the Granby congregation of the church of Christ. 

Our worship is designed to be a period of reverent praise and devotion to God. You will not be confused by many people speaking at the same time. Good order will prevail at every worship service, as one of the brethren leads the congregation (1 Corinthians 14:33, 40).

You will be able to reverently express your devotion to God and study what is taught. We strive to follow the simple and spiritual pattern of congregational worship found in the New Testament. We limit our activities in our period of worship to those for which we can establish clear Biblical authority (1 Corinthians 4:6).  We believe that in this world of religious diversity, the best way to be sure our worship is acceptable to God is to model the worship we offer to Him after the worship offered by the New Testament Christians.  We do not add anything to or take anything away from the New Testament pattern of worship practiced by the Christians written of in the Bible. 

These are the things you will find us doing in our worship assemblies:

1) Singing: You will find us joining together in enthusiastic congregational singing. We sing to praise God and exhort one another, not for entertainment. (Ephesians 5:19)   We do not use manmade musical instruments in our worship because the New Testament Christians did not.  They sang, so we sing (Acts 17:24-25). 

2) Prayer: At every assembly, we will express our thanksgiving to God and ask for His blessings. (1 Timothy 2:8, Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)

3) Communion: On every Sunday we assemble to observe the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)   The Lord's Supper, also known as the communion (1 Corinthians 10:16), is a period of time where we quietly partake of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine (unfermented grape fruit juice), according to the Biblical pattern given by Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:26-28).  

4)  Collection for the saints: In our Sunday assembly, our members will give as they have been prospered to meet the needs of the church in teaching and benevolence. Our guests are neither asked nor expected to participate (1 Corinthians 16:1,2).

5)  Preaching and teaching: Accurate and relevant Bible teaching is an important element of our assemblies. We believe that we should have Scriptural authority for everything that we do as Christians, and as a church. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and it is all that we use to determine our practices and beliefs. (Titus 2:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:2-5)

Feel free to ask questions on what you see, or on any other Bible subject. Free written material on Bible subjects is available in our lobby, and you may request free audio recordings of the sermon. We are also happy to arrange personal Bible studies at your convenience.  

We are ordinary people. Children are always welcome in our assemblies. We have a quiet room available where you can care for your child should they need to leave the assembly. This room is furnished with essentials for this purpose as well as an audio feed. If you need assistance with a personal or spiritual matter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The best advice that we can give you is to “Come and see.” (John 1:46). Be our guest for a few weeks – observe, ask questions, get acquainted and prayerfully consider the things that you hear.

Our Service Times are:

Sunday Mornings:  

10:00 – 10:45 AM Bible Study,   

10:50 – 12:00 Noon Worship
 

Sunday Evenings:

6:00 – 7:00 PM Worship

 

Wednesday Evening  
7:00 – 8:00 PM Bible Study

Please be our welcome guest.

 

 

In the first century A.D. Jesus Christ built His church made up of His people.  The New Testament teaches us that Jesus left Heaven, came down to Earth and was slain and resurrected, so that we can die, leave Earth and go to live with Him in Heaven foreverWe have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God and the wages of sin is deathJesus came here and suffered the penalty we should have so we could be forgiven of our sins and have the hope of eternal life.
Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.  The New Testament scriptures teach us how the first century Christians lived and worshipped GodUsing only the word of God, adding nothing to, nor taking anything away, we can learn how the faithful first century Christians lived acceptable lives before God.  By patterning our lives and worship after the approved examples we read of in the New Testament we can be assured that we are living a pleasing life before God. 
We at the church of Christ at Granby strive to be the same as the first century church of Christ.  The Bible teaches us the doctrines and worship of men are vain and that we must seek God's righteousness instead of our ownOur worship must be in spirit and in truthWe wear no manmade names, we teach no manmade doctrines, we participate in no manmade worship, striving to glorify God in both name and deed through diligent obedience to His willWe know that if we seek Biblical authority for all that we practice, believing what the first Christians believed, living how they lived, teaching only what they taught, and worshipping God how they worshipped, we can be today just what they were then;  Christians only.
We share a great joy in our hope in Jesus Christ and it is our sincere desire to share this joy with everyone.  All are invited to come join our family in Christ and learn more of the New Testament church of Christ.

Please Come Worship With Us


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Matt 11:28-29
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