You might be wondering why you have gotten this weekly from the Mt.Airy church of Christ. You got it because the church of the Lord isn’t supposed to sit in the world and be silent. The Lord has given the church a mission to speak his word and let the people know what is commanded (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 16:5; Ephesians 3:7-10). There is much tradition of men in religion (Matt. 15:1-14). Things not found in God’s word are put forth as doctrine and people accept such as truth (Jeremiah 23:30-33).
For example, December 25th as the birth of Christ. Peter as the first Pope. Baptizing babies. Calling men “Reverend” and “Father” Becoming a saint after death. Lent, Church baking projects. Church sponsored recreation like ball teams and other games of contest. Praying for the dead. etc. etc. Read the New Testament and see what the church taught and compare it to what you see in your church. Or pick a church practice and request that a church leader show you such in the Bible. You will be amazed when the church leader does a lot of talking but cannot show Bible authority. “Prove all things” saith God (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
So challenge your church leaders to prove their practices from the Bible (Acts 17:11).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.