WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

BIBLE STUDY

Sunday, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Welcome to Scarboro Church of Christ. We’re so glad you chose to worship with us. Feel free to sit anywhere; there are no reserved seats. Our style of worship is simple, patterned after the examples and teachings of the earliest Christians in the New Testament.

We want our services to be moving, unique (not a repeat of the same thing week after week), engaging and uplifting (John 4:24) – but MORE than all of that, we want them to be true to God who is the Author of Truth (John 17:17) and the Way of Truth (John 14:6).

Besides our Sunday morning and Wednesday night Bible studies and prayer, we also offer free Bible correspondence courses. These services and Bible studies are designed to fulfill our spiritual need of being in contact with God.  Jesus said “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:31, 32, 36).

Feel free to come to any or all of these services.  We are here to serve you with the gospel of Christ.  It is the gospel of Christ that is the ‘power of God unto salvation’ (Romans 1:16).  We are not a perfect people.  We are an imperfect people striving to serve a Perfect Savior.  Our goal is to be perfect like Him.  We have not arrived there yet, but we are headed in that direction.

We truly want to know you better and for you to know more about us and what we are all about.  We hope that you will visit us real soon.  If we can be of any service to you, feel free to call on us.

May God bless and keep you.  “The churches of Christ salute you” – Romans 16:16.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING WORSHIP SERVICE

A capella singing

Churches of Christ today strive to be identical to the church in the New Testament (Romans 16:16). Before we practice anything, we verify that it was practiced by the first century church. Thus “proving all things,” we hold “fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The church of Christ sang a cappella in the days of the apostles, so the church of Christ sings a cappella today.

Scripture and Prayer

“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” — James 5:13

Preaching

“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'” — Mark 16:15

The Lord's Supper

We observe the Lord’s Supper, a memorial established by Jesus Himself to commemorate His death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), EVERY SUNDAY. This is a focal point of our services as we worship the Lord and show our thanks to Him. The first century church celebrated this observance on the first day of every week (Acts 20:7).
“And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.” — 1 Corinthians 11:24-27

Offering

“Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”
— 1 Corinthians 16:2


WHAT YOU MUST DO TO BE SAVED

HEAR

First, we must HEAR the word of God. In John 5:24-25, Jesus says,

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgement, but hath passed out of death into life.”

BELIEVE

Second, we learn that hearing produces FAITH.

Romans 10:17 says,

“Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”

REPENT

Third, we must REPENT.
In Acts 2, Peter preaches the first gospel sermon, in which he explains to everyone who Jesus is and the horrific crime they had committed in putting Him to death.
“Now when the heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the Apostles ‘men and brethren what shall we do?’ Then Peter said unto them, Repent…”

CONFESS

Fourth, we must CONFESS our faith in Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:8-10 says,

“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

BE BAPTIZED

Then you must be baptized for the remission of your sins.
Acts 2:36-39

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

This tells us that baptism is necessary for the remission (forgiveness) of sins.

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 3:26-27,

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”