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Rutherford Church of Christ
925 Hwy 221 North, Rutherfordton NC 28139
You Are Always Welcome at the Rutherford Church of Christ
The Rutherford Church of Christ welcomes you here regardless of your race, religion, education, or station in life. You will never be singled out or pressured in any manner. If you have NEVER attended any church we invite you to visit us. If you have attended some church for MANY YEARS, we ask that you investigate the church of Christ. If you have been visiting various churches, we invite you to visit us, and investigate Christ’s church. A friendly welcome awaits you.
Worshiping and serving God in complete harmony with His word (the Holy Bible) is our focused priority.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
We provide classes for all age groups (Cradle Roll to Adults) each Sunday morning and Wednesday night.
Sunday Worship Services (10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Each service of the Rutherford Church of Christ is conducted in a reverent and orderly manner. Every Sunday our worship service consists of a Capella congregational singing, fervent prayers from the heart led by the men. The Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday. We give free-will offerings to help the needy, edify the saints, and save the lost. A sermon is delivered by our evangelist from God’s word (the Holy Bible).
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Classes are provided for all ages groups (Cradle Roll – Adults)
Elders (Our Shepherds)
Mr. Sam Adams (Elder) 919-696-6064
Mr. Gilbert Tripp (Elder) 828-925-3745
Evangelist (Our Minister)
Mr. Jim Hobbs 919-631-6753
Hear Lessons on CDs and ONLINE
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You may listen to lessons taught in our adult classes or sermons, hear class lessons FREE at anytime online
at www.listen2lessons.com. Choose sermons or class studies to listen to by subject matter or by date. Go to the website at www.listen2lessons.com and click on the lesson you wish to listen to.
Rutherford Church of Christ
925 Hwy 221 North, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
The Rutherford Church of Christ does NOT have any products or services to sell. All of our materials are Bible-related and are sent to you absolutely FREE of charge. We will NOT ask you for any donations or contributions.
For more about the history of Rutherford Church of Christ, its leadership, evangelism programs and much more click on the About Us link above. Below is useful information about the church of Christ prophesied, promised, established, and its rapid growth worldwide.
Introducing the Church of Christ
by Thomas Gilbert Tripp
Christ’s Church in Prophecy
The church of Christ is a worldwide spiritual family you can read about in the New Testament. It is foretold of in the Old Testament, promised in the New Testament, and established following Jesus’s resurrection and ascension. Centuries prior to Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem, Isaiah forefold of the establishment of the Lord’s house in Jerusalem. This event would “come to pass in the latter days” or sometime after Isaiah’s writing (Isaiah 2:2). “All nations would flow unto it,” and “the law of the Lord” would go forth from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-3). Peter explained the events happening that were those things Joel prophesied would happen in “the last days.” “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days . . . ” (Acts 2:16; Joel 2:28).
Christ’s Church in Promise
About 700 years later in A.D. 30 Jesus promised that “he would build his church” (Matthew 16:18). Thus it is the church of Christ.
Christ’s Church in the Book of Acts
“The Acts of the Apostles” is a history of the beginning and continuing development of Christ’s church. He built it (Matthew 16:18) and bought with with His own blood (Acts 20:28). “Acts” is a record of how peoples’ past sins were washed away by the blood of Jesus when they were baptized (Acts 22:16). It reveals how they were saved by God’s grace (Acts 2:36-38). Those who were saved were added by Christ to His church (Acts 2:36-37). The book of Acts is a record of the rapid growth of the church of Christ, and the early departures from God’s way. The early Christian’s faithfulness in life and worship in face of horrendous persecution and death are recorded through the Book of Acts.
Just prior to Jesus’ ascension into heaven, He gave the command for the gospel to be preached to every person of every nation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16). He told His apostles that He would send the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) to them to bring all things which He had taught them to their (the apostles) remembrance (John 14:26), and He (the Holy Ghost) would guide them (the apostles) into all truth (John 16:13).
“The Book of Acts” gives an account of the apostles’ preaching at various times and in different places under varying circumstances. It is often referred to as “the book of conversions” because therein we learn how men and women obeyed Christ’s gospel in order to have their sins forgiven and be saved by God’s grace. In the book of Acts we know how churches of Christ (Romans 16:16) were planted and organized in different cities under the direction of the Spirit-led apostles o Christ. This book (Acts) reveals how some important questions were settled by the first Christians. It is our guide today. It records the noble deeds of the early disciples for our encouragement, and some of their worst deeds as a warning to us.
The “church of Christ” had its beginning on Pentecost (the first day of the week) in the City of Jerusalem where “devout men, from every nation under heaven” were present just as Isaiah had foretold. It was prophesied, promised, and for the first time in human history the Lord’s church (house) is a fact as recorded by Luke in Acts 2:47, “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).
“The Rutherford Church of Christ strives to reflect the Lord’s church as it was initially established in the book of Acts. We invite you to join with us for Bible study and worship as we endeavor to live godly lives.” – Mr. Jim Hobbs, Evangelist / Minister / Gospel Preacher
We are NOT the fruit of a “Restoration Movement”
Christ’s church (the church of Christ) dates back to about A.D. 33 and it is not the fruit of any type of so-called Reformation or Restoration Movement. The church of Christ is not a splinter group of some other religious organization. It is the first and only church that you can read about in the Holy Bible. The term “church of Christ” is a designation, not a title. Since Christ is the builder it is His church (Matthew 16:18) that He purchased with his own blood (Acts 20:28), it is referred to simply as the church of Christ. Paul (an apostle of Jesus Christ) refers to the various congregations of the church as the “churches of Christ” (Romans 16:16). If collectively they were known as the “churches of Christ,” it follows that a single congregation would be identified as a church of Christ. (T. G. Tripp)