We Respect the Holy Bible
In our age, many people either ridicule or ignore the Bible. We do not. From our pulpit, you will hear that respect for the Bible is a number one priority and is essential to a continued atmosphere of harmony and peace that has characterized this congregation through the years.
Every sermon is scripture filled, practical, and understandable. You are encouraged to read along and study for yourself. You can rest assured that you will never be embarrassed.
The North Jackson Church of Christ is led by elders and served by deacons who are committed to the word of God. Our Bible school is staffed by teachers who uphold the truth of God's inspired book. We follow no creed or teaching not found in the Bible. For this reason, we are committed to never adding to or taking away from the word of God.
Our youth minister is biblically sound in every respect. In fact, it is difficult to find someone who is so well-liked, does an excellent job with the youth, and yet has an obvious Bible-based approach. We trust the Bible as a reliable guide in this troubled world.
What We Believe
We believe in God the Father, who created the universe; our world; and everything good, right, and perfect in it (Gen. 1:1; Jas. 1:17).
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God; that he died on the cross for the remission of our sins; that he was buried in a tomb; and raised to life again on the third day (John 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-4).
We believe in the Holy Spirit, one of the three divine members of the Godhead, who inspired the apostles and prophets to compose the Holy Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We seek to follow the Bible in all matters of faith and practice (Col. 3:17).
We seek to worship God according to the New Testament and the example of the New Testament church. We meet on the first day of every week or Sunday (1 Cor. 16:2), partake of the Lord's Supper upon the first day of every week (Acts 20:7), sing with a cappella music (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16), give of our means on the first day of every week proportionally as we prosper (1 Cor. 16:2), preach and teach the Bible as our only doctrine (2 Tim. 4:2), and close our prayers in the name of Jesus (John 14:14).
We seek to be organized as the New Testament was organized with elders and deacons (Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:5-9).
We seek to be called Christians and a church of Christ because of what the New Testament reveals to us (Acts 11:26; Rom. 16:16).
We seek to be saved and to teach a plan of salvation as taught and practiced in the New Testament. We believe we must hear the Word of God (Rom. 10:17), believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Mark 16:16), repent of our sins (Acts 2:38), confess Jesus as the Son of God (Acts 8:37), be immersed in water for the remission of our sins and to be added to the church (Acts 2:38, 41, 47), and live faithfully by the teachings of the Bible (Luke 9:23). This is what we believe it means to “call upon the name of the Lord in order to be saved” (Rom. 10:13; Acts 2:21, 38; 22:16).
We seek to love one another as Jesus loved us because our Lord teaches us that by this love, all men will know that we are his disciples (John 13:34-35).
What to Expect When You Visit
When you visit the North Jackson Church of Christ, you will be our honored guest. People will shake your hand and introduce themselves. We will help you find your Bible class. We will try to make you feel welcome. You can count on that!
Jesus said. "God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth." Because of our confidence in the Bible, we model our worship after the teaching of the New Testament. We observe the Lord's Supper every Sunday like the apostles taught the early church (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Our members give according to how they prosper every Sunday, as Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 16:1-2. We pray and study the Bible just as you would expect. Everyone joins in our enthusiastic a cappella singing, seeking to obey Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16.
Many may think that observing the Lord's Supper every Sunday and singing without a piano or band may seem unusual at first, but we think you will find our worship moving and biblical. You may even find yourself paying more attention to the messages of the songs and thinking more deeply about the cross of Christ.