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 Matt 16:18:18
"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

 2 Tim 2:2-3
"2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."
Matthew 28:19-20
19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Summer Quarter: Acts Of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles: Notes and Commentary E-Book PDF

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July 15, 2018

18. Peter Reports and the Gospel Goes to Greeks in Antioch: Acts 11 PDF

July 8, 2018

17. The Conversion of Cornelius and the Gentiles: Acts 10 PDF

July 1, 2018

16. The Conversion of Saul and Peter's Continued Work in Judea: Acts 9 PDF

June 24, 2018

15. Philip and the Ethiopian: Acts 8:26-40 PDF

June 17, 2018

14. The Gospel Goes to Judea and Samaria: Acts 8:1-25 PDF

June 10, 2018

13. Stephens Defense and Martyrdom: Acts 7 PDF


All Nations from One Man

I am very careful when preaching and teaching not to allow political issues to infiltrate the conversation. After all, we don’t come together as the church to discuss politics, we come together to worship and study God’s Word. Politics has become an idol, even for many in the Lord’s body, that distracts from God and the church. No matter where you go, politics can easily become a divisive tool of the devil to put people against each other, and this even happens in the church. And so, I am always very careful about discussing politics, especially when we have come together to study the Bible.

But there are some things, Biblical issues that have been disguised as political issues, about which I cannot and will not remain silent. I grew up in the south, so I am no stranger to racist attitudes that so many in this part of the country still hold, but I never dreamed that I would see the kind of abominations that have plagued our country in recent weeks. If anything, I thought for sure that they would get better over time, but they have sadly gotten worse in recent years.

I am not in the business of deciding or discussing who is to blame for the terrible things that recently took place in Charlottesville, VA. I am not in the business of deciding whose comments on the events were either too harsh or not harsh enough. I am not in the business of deciding whether monuments and flags should be left up or taken down. I am not in the business of blaming any individuals for inciting these violent demonstrations because of what they have said or have not said.

As a Christian (not as a preacher but as a Christian) I am in the business of loving my neighbor. I am in the business of loving my neighbor by not repaying evil for evil, but by giving thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all (Rom. 12:17). I am in the business of loving my neighbor by doing everything within my power to live in harmony and peace with all people (Rom. 12:18). I am in the business of loving my neighbor by doing no wrong to my neighbor, thus fulfilling the law through love (Rom. 13:10). I am in the business of loving my neighbor by treating others the way that I want to be treated (Mt. 7:12). I am in the business of remember the words of Paul in Acts 17:26

"And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth"

No matter how you feel about the things that have happened in our nation’s past and no matter how you feel about those who are currently in the seats of government in our nation, there is no place in the Lord’s church for racism.   **Justin Sivley, Evangelist, Orangeburg Church of Christ

 Orangeburg (SC) Church of Christ 

2855 Columbia Rd NE, Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 534-7926

Go to the church web site for more lessons and sermons by Justin Sivley. 

10:00 am  Adult Bible Class   Jim Roquemore brings the 10:00 am Bible lesson for adults.  Jim is an interesting and dynamic teacher who is always relevant as he guides us through Numbers.

Morning Worship 11:00:  Brother Justin Silvey is a well-taught and excellent preacher of the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Please come to hear him preach the pure and true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Wednesday Evening 7:00 pm:  Justin Sivley,  will discuss the harmony of the events and teachings of the four gospel accounts of the life of Christ


Summer Quarter: 
The Teachings of Jesus for the 21st Century

July 15, 2018

7. Teaching of Jesus on the Baptism of Believers in the 21st Century PDF

July 8, 2018

6. The Faith Required of Believers in the 21st Century PDF

July 1, 2018

5. Obedience: a Requirement in the 21st Century PDF

June 24, 2018

4. The Return of Jesus as Taught By Christ and the Apostles for the 21st Century PDF

June 17, 2018

3. The Kingdom of God in the 21st Century PDF

June 10, 2018

2. Correctly Handling the Word of Truth in the 21st Century PDF

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What Must I Do to Be Saved? PDF

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This Month's Article: July 2018 (This article will fit a 2 column, 6 inch newspaper advertisement.)  
   Being Christians Only

            Have you considered the possibility of being just a non-denominational Christian?  Are you one of the many searchers for truth?  Do the many divisions within Christendom confuse you?  You will find your answers looking to Jesus and His inspired word (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 2 Tim. 3:16).  There you will learn that Jesus established His church fifty days after His resurrection—hundreds of years before the religious divisions as they are today came into existence (Mt. 16:13-20; Mark 9:1; Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:4-8; Acts 2:1-47).

            The early disciples were all in one church (Eph. 4:4; Eph.1:22-23).  They were called simply Christians (Acts 11:26).  They did not follow different creed books, but were guided by “the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3).”  This faith was spoken by holy men of God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:19-21).  We all have this inspired guide today in the New Testament.

            We can reproduce pure Christianity today by following Jesus’ directions in the New Testament (Luke 8:11).  The first four books of the New Testament are written, “that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:31).”  The fifth book, Acts of the Apostles, tells believers in Christ what they need to do to be saved (Acts 2:38-39; Acts 18:8; Acts 22:16).  The next twenty-one books, Romans-Jude, tell how to live the Christian life.  In the last book, The Revelation of John, Jesus told John, “Write therefore the things which you saw, the things which are, and the things which shall come to pass hereafter (Rev. 1:19).” 

            When you obey the command of Christ, God adds you to the nondenominational body, the church (Acts 2:47).  You become a member of the church which Christ built (Mt. 16:18) and to which Peter, James, and John belonged.

            Churches of Christ everywhere plead for the restoration of the church just as the New Testament described it.  By restoring the name, organization, worship, and practice of the New Testament church, we can all be a part of that nondenominational body, as it existed in the first century (Col. 1:18).  To restore involves stripping away the many layers of non-biblical teaching—as one would strip layers of paint off of a priceless antique—and getting to the true church as Jesus and his apostles and prophets described it in the New Testament.

            The church that Jesus built (Mt. 16:18) in the first century can be a reality for all of us living in the twenty-first century.

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