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THE LOCAL CHURCH OF CHRISTPost Article Update November 2017

James DanielCopyright © 2017 Carrick on Shannon church of Christ - Overture and Doctrinal

Greetings and salutation. Welcome to the church of Christ which is located in the Carrick on Shannon area. Actually, we're the only church of Christ in the north west of Ireland as far as I know. Nevertheless, we're a small group (or congregation) that was planted in early 2011 whilst living in south county Sligo. Shortly after that we moved to the Carrick on Shannon area. Since then, we have focused a lot of energy on teaching the scriptures over the internet. This has proven to be very successful, thank God. Now in saying that, not everyone has the same access to the internet as we do, therefore, an extensive door to door outreach and a general canvass of the local area is necessary, inasmuch, as the Lord God has commanded to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature - Mark 16:1515. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.. The problem is, that most people refuse to listen to the gospel which is no doubt a testimony to their unbelief, and if anything, makes the job somewhat more difficult. However, when someone does listen, we are more than happy to share with them the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and arrange a free Bible study at their convenience. At the end of the day, what counts is the salvation of the souls of men.

The Bible teaches that this present world is temporal, well, for us it is anyway. How temporal the earth and the works therein are, well, only God knows that - Matthew 24:3636. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.. But temporal it is, and especially so in terms of eternal because the earth is to be burned up - 2 Peter 3:10-1210. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?. One day we are going to die. One day the earth is going to pass away. Either way, it's what happens at the point of death that will determine a man's place in eternity. The present earth doesn't have a place in eternity. Moreover, it's how we respond to the saving gospel of Jesus Christ that will determine our faith. Men need to be taught how to obey the gospel and how to live faithful thereafter. Unless a man is taught the way of God and salvation, how can he know to do what is right in the sight of God? You heard of Ananias and Sapphira? How they were found to be at fault before God? They lied to God - Acts 5:1-111. But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2. And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4. Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 7. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.. Men also lie before God when they do not those things which God has commanded - 1 John 2:44. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.. Faith is not just a matter of belief, but also the doing (of the authorized conditions) of that belief - James 1:2222. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.. I suppose in one sense that's where I come in. I'm an evangelist, which is also a preacher, and a teacher of those things that pertain unto God and godliness - Ephesians 4:11-1211. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:. What's more, the Bible pertains unto one purpose, and that is, the will of God and the saving of the soul's of men. How can we know the will of God except he reveals his will? And God has revealed his will unto men in the form of what we know as the Bible. Moreover, God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life - John 3:1616. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.. You see my friend, God gave his Son in our place, that is, to pay the price of our sins (or transgressions). In order for us to take advantage of this free gift, which is, by grace (or unmerited favour), there are certain conditions enjoined, wherein, God has determined that we must walk therein.

We currently meet in the Leitrim village area of Carrick on Shannon. However, we have plans to open a meeting place in Carrick on Shannon in due course. In the meantime, if you would like to attend one of our services, bible studies, or just for a chat, then don't hesitate to get in touch. Please call the number below for directions until otherwise published. Alternatively, you are free to use all the resources we have provided on this website at your own leisure. If you wish to support the gospel effort in Ireland (locally) and internationally (via also, our online work), including our support of preachers in Zimbabwe, please get in touch via the phone number provided below. Financial support is also welcome. Otherwise, please pray (request to church members only) for our increase and that God will provide us with what is necessary to accomplish his will. If you have King James Bibles and have the means to send them to us, we will receive them gladly. The way we see it, is that, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning - James 1:1717. very good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.. Indeed as Paul said, "Preach the word" - 2 Timothy 4:22. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.. That is what we endeavour to do because faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God - Romans 10:1717. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God..

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