The Church of Christ

The Organization, Worship, & Work of The Church

The Nature of The Church -(PPT )

Why So Many Churches? -(PPT)

The Organization of The Church -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "General Principles"-(PPT )

The Worship of The Church - "The Lord's Supper" -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "Giving" -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "Singing" -(PPT)

The Worship of The Church - "Praying" -(PPT )

The Worship of The Church - "Preaching" -(PPT )

The Work of The Church - "Evangelism" -(PPT )

The Work of The Church - "Edification" -(PPT )

The Work of The Church - "Benevolence" –(PPT)

The Odd Folks Who Don't Have Piano's Part 1 - (Audio / Power Point)

The Odd Folks Who Don't Have Piano's Part 2- (Audio / Power Point)

We Have Something To Sing About- (Audio / Power Point)

“Things That Promote Unity In The Body of Christ" -& Things That Destroy It -[1 Corinthians 1:1-13; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-5; James 3:13-18] - When one becomes a Christian – that person enters into a relationship with the Father, Son & Holy Spirit & with other Christians. The very nature of the relationship should produce unity, cohesion, joint labor & joint success. But, TOO often this is NOT the case. Why? Without question, unity is important to God, seeing that numerous passages deal with it. It also should be noted that ANYONE quilty of causing division among God’s people, be it through introducing false doctrines or ungodly attitudes, is under the curse of God. What is the unity God demands? What MUST be the basis of this unity? How can we be the united people God demands? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/2/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Biblical Understanding of The Church Jesus Built] - Is the church of Christ a denomination? What is denominationalism? Is denomination-alism pleasing to God? What is the CURE for division (denominationalism)? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/31/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Church That Belongs To Jesus Submits To Him] -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/14/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Church That Belongs To Jesus Teaches The Biblical Plan of Salvation) -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/21/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?” -[The Principle of Submission - Seeking Permission For All We Believe Teach & Practice -Can We Do A Thing Which God Has NOT Instructed Us To Do By Faith?] -All we do in our service to God has its source of permission, or authority. Either God has instructed us through His word to believe & do a thing or man has taken theinitiative to authorize the thing believed or done. Which can be done by faith? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/12/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?” -[The Principle of Submission - How Can We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? How Can We Know We Are Walking By Faith?] -God has used the basic laws of communication to reveal His will to us.Don’t think that if God had spoken in nothing but direct statements or commands that unity would exist! There are many things God has explicitly stated that the majority of those professing faith in Christ refuse to believe & obey.Understanding approved examples as well as the necessary implications of the statements God has made are both essential to understanding and abiding in God’s divine will.- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/19/2015

How Can We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? -How God Instructs" -[The Principle of Submission - The nature of positive instruction & our NEED to obey God’s word as He has instructed]- When God specifies a thing to be done and He specifies by positive instruction how He wants it to be done, we have no choice but to follow His specified instructions or be in rebellion. Our intentions may be to glorify God in the things we do, but if we are not obeying God, we ARE NOTGLORIFYING Him! - This lesson contains some much needed teaching for our day! - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/9/2015

“The Lord’s church in an 'Experience Driven Culture'”-[John 6:60-69] -As churches decline in membership, they begin to compromise to sustain numbers - Many churches have adopted the "market driven" approach – i.e., Find out what people want and give it to them - WHAT EVER THAT IS!—Many churches of Christ are dondoinge the same things!Can the church fight apathy and materialism by feeding people's carnal appetites?Has the word of God lost it’s power & effectiveness? What should the churches response be to the populace and its increasing hunger for an “experience” & disinterest in the truth? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/17/2015

Why Is The House of God Forsaken?”- (Nehemiah 13) -In Neh 13:4ff, Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem, but what he found was disturbing (13:7ff).The house of God was in disarray and the Levites had not been given their rightful portions.The question put forth by Nehemiah is one which needs to be asked today: “Why is the house of God forsaken?”-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/29/2014

“Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth”- (John 4:19-26)- What does Jesus mean when he says,“those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth?”Most suggest that it means,“with the right attitude and proper form.” Whie this is true - I want to suggest that there is more involved in the meaning than this.-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/26/2014

“Why We Do NOT Use Mechanical Musical Instruments In Our Worship To God”- (Hebrews 13:15)- This lesson attempts to answer one of the most commonly asked questions members of the church of Christ are asked. The principles established in a previous lesson, (Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth), are built upon and applied to this subject. Hope that all will benefit from this important study, whether you are a member of the church of Christ or not.-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/2/2014

“The Value of The Widows Two Mites”-[Mark 12:41-44] - Jesus concludes His public ministry with a scathing rebuke of the Jewish leaders because of their hypocrisy - (12:38–40; Mat 23:1–39; Lk 20:45–47).In stark contrast - Jesus commends a widow’s sacrificial giving, (Mark 12:41–44; Luke 21:1–4). Would He commend you for what you give to Him & His cause? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/16/2014

Dangers Facing The Church

The Danger of Legalism (PPT - Audio)

The Danger of Liberalism (PPT - Audio)

The Danger of False Doctrine - (PPT - Audio)

The Danger of Materialism (PPT - Audio)

The Danger of Worldliness (PPT - Audio)

The Danger of Apathy (PPT - Audio)

The Church In Crisis - (2 Timothy 2:14-4:8) -Audio MP3/Power Point

The Distinct Nature of The CHURCH of CHRIST

The Search For Absolute Truth & The Gospel Plan of Salvation - - (PPT-Audio)

The Church of Christ Is Undenominational - (PPT-Audio)

The Headship of Christ - (PPT-Audio)

The Authority of Christ - (PPT-Audio)

Has The Church of Christ Become A Denomination? -(PPT - Audio)

“Identifying A Scriptural Local Church"- (Selected Scriptures)- Far too many fail to make this their primary criteria when looking for a congregation to worship & work with. A scriptural local church can be identified because it follows the New Testament pattern. In order to identify a scriptural church, we MUSTsearch the scriptures that we may know what the NT church looks like. - What was it called? What did it teach? How was it organized? How did it worship? What did it practice?-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 4/13/2014

"Why I Am A Member of the Church of Christ"- The simple answer to the question, "Why are you a member of the church of Christ?" would be that the Lord added me to His church when I by faith obeyed the gospel, (Acts 2:47). But why am I a member of this local church? Why do I fellowship others who identify themselves as members of the church of Christ? -MP3/PPT/ KEYNOTE /PDF

Church History

The First Sixty Five Years of The Church - (Audio MP3/ PowerPoint)

"The Falling Away"- (Audio MP3/ PowerPoint)

The Reformation Movement - (Audio MP3/Power Point)

The Restoration Movement - (Audio MP3/Power Point)


donmcclain@sbcglobal.net Don Mcclain 2013