Where will we go?

Where will we go?

I do not ask for directions to places from other people. I am a typical male who does not read directions for assembly with any “assembly required” product. I am stubborn, I want to be self-sufficient and get where I am going by myself.  Who cares about instructions? There is that great satisfaction that comes with assembling that ten thousand part toy and it works. Never mind the two or three parts they must have put in as “extras”.

I do however love maps, my GPS and my phone’s turn by turn directions. I can go anywhere I choose. How about you?

Where do we go for directions for getting to truly important places and accomplishing significant goals?

Where do we go to find the map to Heaven? Where are the assembly instructions to live the life God wants me to have?

Peter’s rhetorical question to Jesus, “Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?” is spot on.

John 6:68-70

68 Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. 69 “We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.” NASU

John 14:6

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. NASU

Jesus has the answers. God sent Him to give us the road maps, the turn by turn directions and the instructions to assemble our lives into what God intended for us to be. Jesus knows the directions to get to Heaven. Jesus knows how to assemble our lives. Jesus knows how we should live the fulfilled life God wants us to have.

Where will we go?

Author: Charlestown Road church of Christ

Charlestown Road church of Christ What are we all about? That’s a great question that deserves to be answered. In many places today, the modern church has become a ministry to serve the whole of man. You may find in some churches educational, recreational as well as spiritual ministries. Having a good time and eating for some is as much "church" as is worshipping. The modern church has come a long way from the way grandma and grandpa worshipped. Progressive, cutting edge, developing are terms used by many today. We, at the Charlestown Road congregation, are going a different direction. Instead of moving ever forward, adapting new ideas and a changing theology, we are interested in going backward to the way God designed the church. We feel it is time for the church to once again be a church. The apostle Paul praised the Thessalonian Christians for "imitating" the Lord, the apostles and the churches of Judea (1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2:14). A person might have an old car. He can fix it up with big wheels, fancy paint and make it very impressive to look at. Or, he can restore it to the way it was originally. Restoration is the spirit of returning things to the way they were originally. This is what we are interested in. We feel God designed things in a certain way on purpose. We want to please God, so we are interested in doing things the way God intended. In Philippians we read, "The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you" (4:9). In our services you will find that we offer the Lord’s Supper each Sunday as the early disciples did (Acts 20:7). Bible preaching is a part of our worship, as it was among the early Christians. We raise money only one way, by the members giving. We are organized according to the Bible fashion with overseers and deacons. We teach baptism for the remission of sins as the early Christians believed. We are not a restaurant, a gym, a nursing home, or a movie theater. We are a church that belongs to Christ, nothing more and nothing else. We want to please the Lord. We are interested in going to Heaven. We hope you are interested in the same things. Come and visit us!

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