Phone: (615) 735-0114

 Fax (615) 735-0131       

 E-mail:                              carthagecoc@ dtccom.net

 

 P.O. Box  88                  Carthage, TN 37030

 


  

 
         

     


 

                       

            

                                          CHEAP GIFTS

     "Tis the season for giving.” Most are on a budget even at Christmas time, so we all tend to look for best buys. Ms. Cheap (Tennessean) usually has some suggestions concerning practical gifts which will not “break the bank”. At our house when someone opens a gift and says, “Oh, that’s too much; you shouldn’t have spent that much”, the standard reply is, “Oh, it was on sale!”
     Christians are to be givers. And they are to be cheerful in so doing (2 Cor. 9:7). It should come natural because it is in their nature and spiritual “bloodline”. Their heavenly Father gave His Son for them (John 3:16; cf. Matt. 5:45; James 1:17). They seek to “follow” His lead (Eph. 5:1-2). Jesus gave His life for them and shed His blood in His death to redeem them from their sins (Eph. 1:7; cf. John 19:34), so they want to faithfully “follow His steps” (1 Peter 2:21).
     Here are some gifts - that doesn’t cost a dime - which every Christian can give: a CORDIAL GREETING for all we meet; a SINCERE SMILE for all to see; a WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT for those with heavy loads; a FERVENT PRAYER for the sin-sick soul; a CHEERY WORD for the lonely and drear; a LOVING WORD for those near and dear. They may not cost anything, but they are not cheap!
                                                          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--

    

      

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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

Jerry Hicks

Johnny Law

Joe Reeves

Cobie Sadler

Jeff Whited

 

  PULPIT MINISTER

                                   Edward L. Anderson

 

 YOUTH MINISTER

                                       Justin Mauldin

 

 

                                        SECRETARY

Elaine Wright

 

 
     
 

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