A Thriving Congregation in Lone Jack, MO
We are disciples of Jesus Christ who regularly meet together as His Body so we can carry out His Will to “consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Regular attendance to worship God and to have fellowship with one another was also the habit of the Lord’s church from the beginning: “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.“
WHAT WE BELIEVE
First of all, our congregation has no written creed but the Holy Scriptures to serve as our sole rule for faith and practice. We have seen that written creeds are not very useful and often fuel needless division, for if a creed contains less than the Bible, it contains too little; if it contains more than the Bible, it contains too much; and if the creed contains only the Bible, then why is it needed since we already have the Bible? “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” The Bible contains the inspired Word of God, and we believe that this eternal Word is powerful enough to make each of us complete in Christ. “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Jesus has provided a book for His people which supplies us with “all things that pertain unto life and godliness”, and if we apply ourselves to understand what has been written therein, we will know what God wants us all to believe in order to be saved.