HOUSTON – – More than 80 people attended the first service of Community Church of Christ April 9.  The congregation, an outreach church is meeting at the TraveLodge new the Summit area.  The group plans to use home groups, drama and modern a capella worship in its efforts to reach Houston.

NEW TESTAMENT – “Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him” (Acts 17:16-17).

If the gospel, GOD’S POWER TO SAVE, Romans 1:16, will not convert people, why would we think MAN’S schemes would?   Man’s grasps for power have always been his downfall(Genesis 3:1-19).

The three time-tested ways to establish Bible authority are:
1. Direct Command
2. Implication
3. Approved Apostolic Example

Where is the passage that authorizes the church to provide recreation for the members?  Let us remember Brother Cook’s admonition to always be on the “safe” side.

If we do not respect the silence of the Scriptures, the church could go into the automobile business.   This is why we do not use cake and coke in the Lord’s Supper.  May we never forget that convenience is the mother of apostasy.

Bill Graddy


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