Purpose

  

Our purpose is you! 

 

Before Jesus was born an angel of the Lord told Joseph, the son of David,  "And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS,  for he will save His people from their sins.”  (Matthew 1:21).   Later, our Lord Jesus the Christ said,  "For the Son of man has come to save that which was lost.”  (Matthew 18:11). 

 

If the Lord Jesus came to save you, our friends and neighbors, how can we not love and help you and your family find salvation?  We will do anything in our power to help you; remember, a treasure of truth awaits you and you are invited to investigate the church of our Lord in Dunedin, that meets on Wood Street. 

 

You might be thinking why is the church of Christ different than other religious groups.  We were started on the first Pentecost after the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross in 33 A.D. (Read the first and second chapters of Acts).  Most religious groups were started for "social or political” reasons, but we were started as a place were God would put the saved on earth (Acts 2:47).  We do not go by any human creeds, dogmas, catechism, manuals, statements of faith, or books written by uninspired men or women.  We believe in the Holy Spirit inspired Bible as the only religious authority for worship, doctrine and morality, it is not of any private interpretation.  "We speak where the Bible speaks and we are silent where it is silent, we call Bible things by Bible names and do Bible things in Bible ways”  (Titus 2:1; 1 Peter 4:11;  1 Corinthians 4:6; 2 John 9).  We do not add to or take away anything from God’s Holy Word (Revelation 22:18-19).  Christ is the ONLY head of the church, we answer to no one but Him (Ephesus 5:23).

 

For the history of the church of Christ, click on the "links” button on the home page, scroll down and read about the church in England and Europe.  Just as the congregations of the first century, and as the Bible teaches, the congregation at Dunedin has a congregational form of government (Philippians 1:1; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Hebrews 13:17).  We do not believe or have any inter-congregational organization, but every true church of Christ in every location is autonomous of all other congregations.  This divine arrangement specified by the authority of Christ through His apostles excluded all other organizations or forms of government for directing or overseeing the affairs of the churches of Christ.  They are nothing larger or smaller than the local church in the Bible.

 

In the beginning, man sinned against God in the Garden of Eden.  A perfect atonement for sins was needed, so God’s Son came to the earth to be offered for our sins, that by Him and in Him we could all find the forgiveness of our sins.  God made a plan for our salvation, that plan can be found on our home page.  It is our desire to help every person in Dunedin, Clearwater, and Palm Harbor,  even the whole county of Pinellas to obtain God's forgiveness.  That is our prayer and our purpose for being here, so why not come and join in on the work we are doing for God in Dunedin, you would be an honored guest in doing so.  We would love to study with you and your family at your home, our building, or you are welcome to study via internet by clicking on our link on our home page labeled "Bible Study" and participate in completing the interactive 25-lesson study "Are You Really Sure of Your Eternal Salvation?” 

 

I hope you can benefit from our Bible study, or the many links attached to our website, or any of our worship services in a way that God may richly bless you and your family.

 

 

Don R. Taaffe,

Evangelist