What to Expect
You will find the Campaign church of Christ to be a friendly church seeking to edify each other as we shine as lights unto the world. You will find that we love to have visitors. You will find that we are people of the Book. You will find people who understand what life is all about as found in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, which says, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” We believe that Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. We believe that the Lord has done so much for us. We are thus working to prepare ourselves to go to Heaven and while on the earth, we are working to be pleasing in God’s sight, fulfilling our duty in this life.
When you visit one of the worship services, you may expect the following. You may expect congregational singing without mechanical instruments of music, since the New Testament authorizes us to sing and make melody in our hearts. Ephesians 5:18-21 says, And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
You may expect prayers to be offered to God through Jesus Christ. Acts 2:42 says, “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
You may expect the truth to be preached in love with power and sincerity (Acts 20:7, Ephesians 4:15). Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” II Timothy 4:1-2 says, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
You may expect to see lovers of God cheerfully give as they have been prospered on the first day of the week. I Corinthians 16:2 says, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.” II Corinthians 9:6-7 says, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
You may expect the Lord’s Supper to be observed on the first day of each week in accordance with Acts 20:7, which says, “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” The Lord’s Supper contains unleavened bread, representing the body of Christ; and the fruit of the vine, representing His blood. Matthew 26:26-28 says, “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” The Lord’s Supper is for Christians who partake of it worthily (I Corinthians 11:23-33).
The Christian men of the congregation take the lead in the acts of worship in accordance with I Timothy 2:11-14, which says, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”
When you visit a Bible Study, you may expect to see Christian men teach accountable men and women. Christian women may teach ladies and unaccountable children. All teachers will teach only that which is found in Scripture, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. II Timothy 2:2 says, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” Matthew 28:18-20 says, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
I Corinthians 14:40 says, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” You may expect all things to be done decently and in order.
Please come and visit us for worship. God desires that we worship Him. John 4:23-24 says, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” We also would love for you to visit us for Bible study. II Timothy 2:15 says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you!
Campaign church of Christ,