Bellevue Church of Christ    
     
Who We Are
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At the Bellevue church of Christ, we are a Bible based church. We generally speak where the Bible speaks and are silent where the Bible is silent. The Bible is our only guide. We use no man-made creeds, only the Bible, the inspired word of God, as our guide in religious and doctrinal matters. We believe that if God, who is the Creator of all, said it in his Holy and divine Word, then it is more than good enough for us! There is no need for anything else.

 

Churches of Christ, as we are commonly known today are not a denomination but rather a group of Christians striving to follow the New Testament pattern as established by Jesus Christ for his church. We consider ourselves only as part of the one church established as a result of Christ’s ministry, death, burial, and resurrection. We believe and follow the same Gospel that was preached by the apostles through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. If anyone, or any church preaches or teaches a gospel different than what is in the Bible, they are wrong (Galatians 1:8)!

 

In keeping with the New Testament structure and example, we have no headquarters, no conventions, and no hierarchy above the local congregation. Each congregation is led by a plurality of elders selected by the members of that local congregation. Various ministries are run by deacons approved by the congregation. The Lord’s church must be evangelical, personally obeying the command to go and share the Gospel with the lost of this world.

 

OUR WORSHIP

In line with what the Bible commands, our worship services always consist of the following parts of worship to mirror the church that was established in the New Testament:

 

  • Singing- Our singing is "a cappella" - meaning that we do not sing with musical instruments, only our voice. In fact, the word “a cappella” is Italian meaning “in the style of the church”. Therefore, since the New Testament leaves instrumental music out, we do as well. In fact, there is no reference to instrumental music in early church worship in the New Testament, or in the worship of churches for the first six centuries. 1 Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 5:18, 19; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 2:12

  • Preaching (study of God’s word) We see throughout the New Testament the apostles of Christ preaching and teaching to both the sinners and the Christians. We all need to hear God’s Word and here at Bellevue you can rely on the knowledge that the Truth will be preached each and every Sunday. We will not bend to popular worldly beliefs, but will stand on the Word of God! 1 Corinthians 16:13, John 17:17, Galatians 1:10, 1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:10-18

  • Prayer- Prayer is a chance to talk to God. There are no special rules or words you must use, but our prayers must come from your heart. Prayer is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to God, confess your sins, ask for forgiveness and to seek His guidance and help in your daily life. Matthew 6:5-15, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 6:6-14, Eph. 6:18, James 5:13

  • Giving (Contribution is collected weekly, however guests are not asked or required to give) 1 Corinthians 16:1-3, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Acts 20:7, 35

  • Communion (also known as the Lord’s supper is taken weekly) The Lord’s Supper is observed each Sunday during worship and Sunday evening if an individual was unable to attend morning services. All Christians participate as we remember and honor Christ’s death on the cross.  This is a time of remembrance and the unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (grape juice) is not His literal body, but a symbol to remind us of His sacrifice for us. Without Christ’s willing and complete sacrifice there would be no hope for mankind. Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22–25; Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23–26, Acts 20:7

 

How do I become a member?

(How Do I Become Saved and Be a Christian?)

 

It’s easy! You don’t fill out a card in order to become a part of God’s family. The Bible teaches that baptism adds you to the body of Christ, (i.e. His church).

 

Remember, we can never be “good enough” (Romans 3:23, 6:23) by our own accords to be saved. We are all sinners and can never be saved on our own. We know and understand that it is only by God’s abundant grace and mercy that we are saved.

 

We see the pattern of how one become a child of God (Christian) repeated throughout the New Testament. This pattern of how a sinner becomes a Christian is what we follow in Bellevue. When a sinner hears (Romans 10:14-17) and believes the Gospel message of Jesus (Hebrews 11:6), he would confess his sins (Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37), repent (fancy word for turn away from sin, Acts 17:10, Luke 13:3, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Acts 2:38) and be baptized (immersion, not sprinkling- Acts 2:38, Galatians 3:26-27, Mark 16:15-16, 1 Peter 3:21). In fact, in the Book of Acts, each example of conversion, the individual obeyed the command to be baptized! Then he would be called to live a faithful Christian life (Revelation 2:10, 2 Peter 2:20-22, James 5:19-20; Acts 8:22; 1 John 1:9) until Christ comes again to bring His faithful family home to heaven.

 

That’s it, after you obey the gospel plan that is laid out in Scripture you are now a member of God’s family.


 

OUR SCHEDULE
Sunday
9:15am:   Bible Study
10:15am: Worship Service
6:00pm:   Worship Service

Wednesday Evening
7:00pm:  Bible Classes
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CONTACT INFO
Address:  2311 Madison St.
                  Bellevue, NE, 68005
Phone:  (402) 291-3585
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