Searching for the truth? Searching for love? We are trying to please God by following only His Truth, the Bible (John 17:17). We are a church known for its love (John 13:34-35). Others who visited Austinville knew that they had found what they were looking for.
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Please join with us as we welcome guest speakers for Sunday adult class (9:30) and morning services (10:30):
December 16 – Gary Bradley – Brother Bradley has preached for 58 years in Alabama and Tennessee and has been the pulpit Minister for the Mayfair Church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama, for 36 years. He has been moderator and producer of Mayfair’s “Abundant Living” television program for more than 35 years. He has extensive experience in church growth and presently spends much of his time in consultation and workshops on leadership, preacher training, and church growth, with special emphasis “letting the church grow.”
December 23 – Scott Cain – Brother Cain is a graduate of Memphis School of Preaching and has been preaching the gospel for over 12 years. He has held gospel meetings throughout the southeast, and been active in evangelism efforts locally and abroad. He is an outstanding presenter of God’s word and we look forward to the lessons he will bring us.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these great speakers bring us much needed lessons from God’s word.
There are two divine institutions - the home and the church. A third institution exists with God's approval - government. God desires strong homes and strong churches. Both are an honor to His name.Following are some things that will contribute to building strong churches:
Prayer builds strong churches: When Peter was released from prison by the angel of the Lord he went to a home where the church was gathered for prayer. "So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying." (Acts ) Our work will never be bigger than our prayers.
Friendliness builds strong churches: "Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." (Hebrews 13:1-2.) People who attend our assemblies should be overwhelmed with kindness and friendliness. Brethren should greet them with smiles, greeting and hand shakes in the parking lot, foyer, as they enter and leave the auditorium, and those that sit near them should give them special attention. When visitors leave our assemblies they should be glad they came to be a part of our church service.
Faithfulness builds strong churches: You may suffer for a little while, but if you will remain faithful to God the church will be strong and you will be blessed. "Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life." (Revelation 2:10.) Those willing to teach God’s word, those that work and serve with Christ-like hearts build strong churches.
Liberality builds strong churches: The liberality spoken of here is liberality in giving, not in doctrine. Strong churches must be loyal to God's word! Liberality in giving is a quality that builds strong churches. "He who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness." (Romans 12:8.)
Some members build the church. Others tear down what is built. Are you a builder? "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." (Ephesians 6:10) Salvation is available through the precious blood of Jesus. Each person should obey the gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark -16) and endure faithfully to the end. (Matthew 10:22)