Phone: (615) 735-0114

 Fax (615) 735-0131       

 E-mail:                              carthagecoc@


 P.O. Box  88                  Carthage, TN 37030










SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015, 5:00 P.M.

(Refreshments will be served following the service)

                        JESUS IN THE MIDST

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).

When Joseph and Mary returned to Jerusalem to search for Jesus, “after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions” (Luke 2:46). Here we catch a glimpse of the Master Teacher early at work. His understanding and answers astonished them all.

Some years later Jesus came walking “in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves” by contrary winds, to say to the perplexed disciples, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (See Matthew 14:22-33). Here we witness the Lord of creation demonstrating power over the work of His hands and providing comfort to troubled souls.

It recounting the crucifixion of Jesus, John describes Golgotha as the place “where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst” (John 19:18). Here we see the Christ of our salvation, the One who knew no sin, in the middle between the two thieves, being numbered with the transgressors, as if He were one.

Near the first century’s end, the apostle John saw “in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man…” (Revelation 1:13; cf. v. 20). Here we see the Head of the church ruling over the seven churches in Asia (v. 11). Laodicea seems to have driven Him from their midst (See Revelation 3:20). May it never be so! 

                                                         Edward L. Anderson           
                               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--



Church of Christ Net Ring

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



Don Carter  

Jack Grisham

Jerry Phillips

Derrick Triplett

R.W. Vincent

Scotty Yeaman



Stan Agee

Barry Cook

Michael Hackett

Steve Harper

                                     Jeremiah Hassler

Chris Hicks

                                         Jerry Hicks

Johnny Law

Joe Reeves

Cobie Sadler

Dusty Whitaker

                                         Jeff Whited



                                   Edward L. Anderson



                                       Justin Mauldin



                                         Elaine Wright



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