Phone: (615) 735-0114

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 E-mail:                              carthagecoc@ dtccom.net

 

 P.O. Box  88                  Carthage, TN 37030

 


  

 
         

     


 

                       

            

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               THE CHRISTIAN’S INHERITANCE
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (I Peter 1:3-5).

     Those who are “begotten…again unto a lively hope” stand to receive an “inheritance”, a lot or inherited property, which awaits the faithful. The description given of this inheritance makes it very appealing.
     It is “incorruptible”. The word so translated means immortal, imperishable, and enduring. Nothing is this world is like unto it. This, unlike what we may inherit in this life, is eternal.
     It is “undefiled”, which comes from the Greek amiantos. That is, it is pure, unstained, not soiled. This heavenly inheritance is safely kept in a place where nothing unclean or defiling will be found (Rev. 21:27).
     It “fades not away”. A beautiful flower called amaranth was renowned for its beautiful bloom and perpetual loveliness. Peter uses the word amarantos to describe the Christian’s never-deteriorating inheritance. It is like nothing here. Everything we know fades away.
     It is “reserved in heaven”. It is “reserved (tereo, to keep in watchful custody – GAC, Woods, p.27), in heaven”. It is not something promised to be enjoyed in this world, but in heaven. It will surely be worth the wait!          
                                         
Edward L. Anderson       
    
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                               Worship Services

 The word worship means "to adore" or "to pay homage." The New Testament describes five specific acts of worship for the Lord's church. These are:  

1. Prayer - The word, which means "a pouring out," is a significant avenue of worship. The early church was a praying church (Acts 2:42). Prayers are to be understandable, fervent, reverent, and with God's Holy Will in mind (I Cor. 14:15). We pray in the name of Jesus (Jn. 14:12; 1 Tim. 2:5) to the Father (Matt. 6:9ff).
 
2. Singing - This singing is to speak, teach, and admonish (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16). It is to be done with the whole heart (Eph. 5:19; I Cor. 14:15). The common term of singing, psallo in no way authorizes anything but vocal praise. It is a historical fact that instrumental music was unknown to the church for its first 300 years!  

3. Giving - The early church supported good works through the generous giving of its members every first day of the week (I Cor. 16:1-3). This giving is to be done cheerfully and lovingly (2 Cor. 9:7). We are instructed to give as we have been prospered (I Cor. 16:2).

4. Teach - Imparting the gospel message is an essential part of worship. Paul told young Timothy to "preach the word" (2 Tim. 4:2). This word is never to be compromised (2 Tim. 3:16, 17)

5. The Lord's Supper - Every first day of the week, Christians are to remember the Lord's body and blood through the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:7). This is a simple memorial the Lord Himself instituted (I Cor. 11:23-29). We are taught to concentrate on the cross, and our Lord's great sacrifice for us.

You will find all of these items of worship included in our praise to Him at the Carthage church. We strive to be disciplined with our time of praise, and so you can plan on each worship service lasting right at one hour.

Other Activities.
In addition to our worship services, we offer many other activities for the whole family. These include, Bible classes, an active youth ministry, missions, a benevolence program and many other activities. More information about these programs can be found here.

You will not be embarrassed
When you come to worship with us at Carthage Church of Christ, we promise not to embarrass you, nor harass you in any way. We simply want to share the world's greatest message: God loves us so much that He gave His Son for us on a cruel Roman cross. We all need Him to be saved.

Come and share a simple, but scriptural and loving experience of worship, devotion, and study. Come and see at the Carthage Church of Christ!

                               --Taken from Getting to Know You by Steve Hale--

    

      

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SCHEDULE of SERVICES
Sunday Worship      9:00 AM
Sunday Bible Study 10:15 AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM (5th Sunday 12:30 PM)
Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM

 

ELDERS

Don Carter  

Jack Grisham

Jerry Phillips

Derrick Triplett

R.W. Vincent

Scotty Yeaman

 

DEACONS

Stan Agee

Barry Cook

Michael Hackett

Steve Harper

                                     Jeremiah Hassler

Chris Hicks

                                         Jerry Hicks

Johnny Law

Joe Reeves

Cobie Sadler

Dusty Whitaker

                                         Jeff Whited

 

  PULPIT MINISTER

                                   Edward L. Anderson

 

 YOUTH MINISTER

                                       Justin Mauldin

 

SECRETARY

                                        Elaine Wright

 

 

 
     
 

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