10/20/21 - Wed. Bible Study - 1 John Class 27

Portage church of Christ

25-11-2021 • 42 mins

The Portage church of Christ is a group of pre-denominational Christians that are striving to serve the Lord together. Our goal is to please God, and we believe that the best way to do that is to follow the pattern that was established by the churches in the first century and revealed in the New Testament. We have no creed or doctrine except the Bible and we follow the Bible only. We strive for unity in the teaching of New Testament doctrine. Our congregation is not part of, or subject to, any larger man-made religious organization. We are a completely autonomous congregation. We are locally governed, just as the church in the first century was.

How does one becomes a member of this church congregation? The exact same way as seen in the Biblical accounts. On the day of Pentecost following Jesus’ resurrection, people who repented and were baptized were saved (Acts 2:38) and the saved were added to the church (Acts 2:47). These saved people were members of the body, or church (Colossians 1:18).

To become a Christian, the Bible teaches:

Hear the gospel (Rom. 10:17)

Believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God (John 8:24, 58, Heb. 11:6)

Repent of past sins (Luke 13:3, 5)

Confess Jesus as Lord (Matt. 10:32-33, Rom. 10:9-10)

Be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16)

Remain Faithful to Christ (Rev. 2:10, 2 Tim 4:7-8)

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