What to Expect
What to Expect If You Visit the Dixon Church of Christ
Worship To God
When you visit one of our Sunday services, you can expect to find a simple worship service that adheres to the teachings of the New Testament. We seek to honor God with a respectful and reverent worship service. When we assemble on every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7; Revelation 1:10), which is Sunday, we will worship God by . . .
- Praying: Prayers are offered throughout the worship service to praise and thank God for the blessings he has given us and to ask for help with spiritual needs (Philippians 4:6). We are led by different men in our congregation (1 Timothy 2:1-8).
- Singing: The whole congregation joins together in praising God in song, as we are instructed to do so, without the use of musical instruments (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). In case anyone is unfamiliar with one of the songs, the words are available in our songbooks. Many of our visitors choose to join us in singing, while others prefer simply to listen as we worship.
- The Lord’s Supper: Every Sunday, in accordance with scriptures (1 Corinthians 11:23-29), our members remember Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection through a memorial service. Prayers are offered to God to give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf We partake of unleavened bread and drink fruit of the vine (Acts 20:7).
- Preaching: We will enjoy a Bible lesson from God’s word (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:14). On most Sundays Jarrod Harp, our preaching minister, presents these lessons, though occasionally a guest speaker will guide our thoughts. This teaching is designed to instruct and encourage us in the ways of righteousness. Each lesson will be Bible centered since that is the only book that we use. You may notice that the preacher, or minister, has no title; he won’t be referred to as Pastor or Reverend. This is because we believe in the equal priesthood of all believers before God (1 Peter 2:5 and 1 Peter 2:9)
- Giving: An offering is collected during Sunday worship. Each member contributes to the Lord’s work as he has been prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). As our guest we do not ask or expect our visitors to give anything in the offering.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Our Wednesday evening Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. with everyone meeting in the auditorium for about 10 minutes. We will sing songs and have an opening prayer.
After a prayer, we will take a short break in which everyone will go to one of many classes being offered. The children will be taught in age-appropriate classes by teachers who have prepared an exciting Bible lesson. Adult classes will also be provided.
In all of our classes you can expect to open the Bible so we can all study and grow in our faith. During these times we also encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25) and help one another maintain that Christian light (Matthew 5:16) to shine for others during our work week.
Word of God
You can expect us to have a wholesome respect for the inspired word of God, the sole and complete authority. Because the Dixon Church of Christ accepts the Word of God as the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, we reject all human creeds (Galatians 1:8-9;
Becoming a Christian
If you’re interested in becoming a Christian, we would love to have an opportunity to share what the Bible says to you about your relationship to God. The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). We are saved completely by what Jesus did for us at the cross.
In order to accept God’s grace and offer of salvation, we believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 8:24). God convicts us of our sinfulness and leads us to repent and commit our lives to him (Luke 13:3). We confess our faith in Jesus (Romans 10:9-10) and accept the free gift of salvation as we are baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5).
As Christians, we try to live for Christ, though we fail him often. We draw encouragement from our relationship to local Christians in the church, and we worship God regularly. As we study the Bible, we grow in our knowledge and understanding, and God shapes us into the person he created us to be.
If you have any questions about spiritual matters, or if we can help you in any way, please
contact us. We would be thrilled to have an opportunity to get to know you better and to talk to you about God’s plans for your life.
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