King’s Cross Church Of Christ
Who We Are
We are a group of Christians who are trying to worship God in accordance with the New Testament pattern. We do not employ or follow any human creeds and we are not connected with any denominational hierarchy or religious organisation.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of
God (2 Timothy -16), and it is on God's word that we base all our beliefs.
We do not accept any teaching that cannot be found in the scriptures (2 John
9), nor do we accept any doctrine that has a human origin (Matthew 15:9; cp. 1
Peter 4:11) .
What To Expect If You Come
Firstly, you will notice that we do not place a great deal of emphasis on the building in which we meet. As Christians we believe the real emphasis is to be on our worship to God (John 4:23-24). Secondly, we aim to do everything decently and in order (1 Corinthians ) and centre our worship on Jesus Christ. Thirdly, we do not believe that the assembly should be a display of uncontrolled emotional outbursts (cp. 1 Corinthians ) but equally, we aim to worship in spirit and in truth.
A Description Of Our Worship
We seek to pattern our worship after the simple worship described in the New Testament. There are six basic aspects of worship that we practise:
The Lord's Supper. The Lord's supper or communion is a memorial feast instituted by Christ (Luke -20). The elements used are bread and grape juice. Christians are to remember the death of Christ as they eat of the bread and drink of the fruit of the vine (1 Corinthians -26).
Prayer. At various times during the service prayers will be offered to God in the name of Jesus (Ephesians ). The man presiding will direct the congregation in three basic types of prayer: thanksgiving, intercession, and petition (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
Singing. The songs we sing are psalms, hymns, and other songs which contain spiritual sentiments (Colossians ).
Sermons. These are Bible-based talks that aim to encourage, teach or explain particular passages or doctrines (1 Corinthians , 31).
Bible Classes. The congregation sets aside time to study a particular topic or book of the Bible. There is a class for adults and one for children of all ages. Questions and comments are welcome.
A Collection. There is a collection for the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7). The money collected is used to promote the gospel, edify the church, and provide for the needs of Christians. Contributing towards the work of the church is the responsibility of the members and, as a visitor, you will not be asked or expected to contribute. Please don't feel obliged to give or embarrassed to pass the container to the person next to you.
We probably haven't answered all your questions but we do hope that you will attend our services whenever you can. You will always find a warm welcome and there will always be someone willing to discuss any questions you might have.