Collinsville-Troy CHURCH OF CHRIST

Finding forgiveness through one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5)

The meeting place circa 1968

Come share the Lord,
stay awhile

1400 Troy Road
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
618-667-6708
secretary@ctcofc.net

Sunday

Worship Service 9:30 AM
Bible Classes 10:45 AM
Special Activities 11:35 AM

Wednesday

Bible Class (Adult) 1:30 PM
Bible Classes (All Ages) 7:00 PM

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What is a Church of Christ?

- Come and see

What is a church? Or for that matter, what is a church of Christ? A concise answer as written in the Bible is, a church belonging to Jesus the Christ. After all, Jesus said, "...I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18). The church of Christ then, is a church that belongs to Christ, a church that was built by Christ. But what does a church of Christ look like? She preaches the Word. She preaches Jesus. Come and see (John 1:29).

We are: A 21st Century church following God's first century pattern in worship. Proclaiming the Good News (1 Corinthians 15:1, 2) and caring through local evangelism and supporting national and international missions.

We worship God in the simple manner of the New Testament scriptures. We worship because, "... true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him" (John 4:23).

We are Christians: ...the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:26).

Come join us, for reverent worship to God.

Just off Interstate 55/70 at Exit 17 in Troy, Ilinois, is a nondenominational congregation of Christians who base their worship, service, and life on the principles found in the Holy Bible. We follow no creed but Christ, no manual but the Bible, and no spiritual authority but God. When you visit you will not participate in an entertainment-oriented exercise, but in a God-centered worship patterned after the truth and simplicity of New Testament worship (John 4:23). We strive to follow Paul's instruction, "And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Colossians 3:17).

Therefore, when we assemble on the first day of the week, prayers of praise and adoration will be offered to God, as well as prayers of request (1 Corinthians 14:15). All are encouraged to sing songs of praise to God, that also encourage one another, as New Testament Christians did (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We participate in communion (the Lord's supper) as the early church did (Acts 20:7). Those who are members contribute of their monetary means (no bake, rummage, or other sales) to support the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Non-members are not expected to give.

The preacher will preach from God's word, as Paul did at the Troas church (Acts 20:7). At the close of the sermon, the preacher will offer the opportunity for anyone to respond publicly who has a spiritual request, such as to be baptized or to have prayers of encouragement. Life can be difficult.

Come join us for reverent worship to God. Come to focus on God's word, find the truth, follow the Lord.

Let's talk about heaven. We all want to go there, right? God wants you to be there. So do we. The place to start the straight talk:

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 10:36-37).

Of all the words we ever listened to, of all we ever want to be, will any of it matter if we aren't saved the New Testament way? Here it is straight from the New Testament. What must I do to be saved?

1. Hear (Romans 10:14)How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

2. Believe (Mark 16:16) He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

3. Repent (Acts 2:38)Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

4. Confess (Acts 8:37)Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

5. Get baptized (Acts 2:38)Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

6. Sins washed away (now saved, forgiven) through baptism (Acts 22:16)And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'

And that's the Bible truth. So, after we heard it all and done it all, here is what really counts: (Ecclesiates 12:13-14).

Sharing the Good News: We present Jesus' hope and encouragement through the message of the scriptures by articles (see right side), door-knocking campaigns, tracts, and pamphlets distribution (House to House, Heart to Heart). Look outside. One may be in your mailbox or hanging on your doorknob. Jesus makes the difference. Read all about Him.

Sharing in the Work: The Far East and Russia. Apologetics Press. In Search of the Lord's Way, Gospel Broadcast Network. Potter Children's Home. Shults Lewis Child & Family Services. Spanish Ministry of the West End Church of Christ. Supporting and encouraging students at preacher training schools....

Introducing An American Mission Campaign

Rob L. Whitacre

We are pleased to announce that you have been enrolled in the House to House/Heart to Heart School of Evangelism! Our school is designed to provide tools and a curriculum for training the saved to reach the lost. Our goal is to transform the culture within congregations to focus on local evangelism and church growth. To achieve this mission, we will combine training with daily practicum. us? Excited? Optimistic? Thankful? Whatever your situation, whatever your ability, there is much to do and you can make a difference.

What is an American Mission Campaign? If you have ever participated in a foreign mission campaign, AMC seeks to replicate the energy and effectiveness in our community. We will combine your congregation's resources with Kingdom assets nationwide. It is an intense effort to train every member to use their talents and skills to glorify the Son of God by reaching the lost in their sphere of influence. We will spend time equipping Christians with a proven soul-winning strategy. We will share stories of real individuals coming to know their Savior and provide you with the simple principles used to guide them into a Bible study and assist them in following the Gospel. We will dedicate time to working with elders and preachers to help them develop a winning strategy for the local congregation.

For this to be successful, we will need your help. "Go Ye" means "Go All." The word "ye" is plural and thus requires the mobilization of every Christian in the local congregation to reach the lost in your community. No matter your age or ability, there is a place for you in this campaign. What can you do? First, please attend every session.