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That's a sentence we hear a lot from people and it is used as an excuse for why they aren't interested in learning from us about Christ. Sadly, there is a little bit of truth to that. The tone that we take when dealing with the sins of others is where we usually have our biggest problem. Too often we sound like we are condemning others for the things they are doing rather than showing them the love that Christ showed us.
In dealing with the woman that had been caught in the act of adultery in John 8:1-11, Jesus told those that had brought her that the person who had no sin should cast the first stone. When all of them had walked away, Jesus told the woman that he wouldn't condemn her either, but he also told her to not sin anymore. Jesus could have thrown that first stone, but he was making a point to all of those that were so quick to condemn her for what she had done. At the same time, Jesus acknowledged to the woman that what she had done was a sin and told her not to continue living doing it. That is the example that I think we need to follow.
We need to approach the sins of others with humility and love, remembering that we are no less of a sinner than anyone else. The thing that makes the biggest difference between Christians and non-Christians is that the blood of Jesus cleanses us of our sins. It is only when we accept how much we ourselves need God's love and mercy that we will have any success in teaching others about God's love.
On behalf of the Versailles church of Christ, we would like to thank you for visiting our website. In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our church family and about what you can expect as we worship God together.
We are simply Christians, without ties to any denomination. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, and we try to follow it as our only guide in religion. We accept Jesus Christ as Lord and respect His authority.
We have believed the message of the crucified and risen Lord, and now we share it with others. We urge all to accept God’s gift of eternal life in His Son (Romans 6:23). God’s plan for salvation involves…
- Repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21)
- Confessing Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:10)
- Being baptized into Christ for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38)
- Living a life of faithful service to Christ (Revelation 2:10)
When you visit with us, you will be our honored and respected guest. You will not be embarrassed in any way. In keeping with our effort to carefully follow the Bible, our worship consists only of those activities authorized by command or example in the New Testament.
- On Sunday, the first day of the week, we observe the Lord’s Supper as a memorial to our Savior’s death (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26).
- We praise God and edify one another through singing (Colossians 3:16), and offer prayers of supplication and thanksgiving (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
- Through sermons, we hear exhortation to “continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine” (Acts 2:42).
- On Sunday, we take up a collection so members can give as they have purposed in their hearts (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7). As a visitor, you are our guest, so please do not feel under any obligation to give.
In addition to our worship services, we have Bible classes on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening for all ages. Everyone, age one and up, has an opportunity for careful study of God’s Word, and we can provide care for babies upon request. We are blessed to have a group of dedicated men and women who take their teaching of God’s Word seriously and prepare their classes accordingly.
We at Versailles church of Christ seek to serve God, honor Jesus and take as many people with us to Heaven as we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to mention them.
We pray that this bit of information will help you decide to worship with us.
In Him Always,
The elders of the church