What We Believe

What We Believe
The purpose of the people making up the Oxon Hill Church of Christ is simple: we want to honor God with lives wholly devoted to Him.

Whether we are together in a worship service, at school or our jobs during the week or spending an evening with our families, we want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

An overview really cannot adequately explain our convictions in detail, but there are some basic items that anchor us together:

We are a Family
When you visit us, you may not be aware that people come together to form a family from all over the area.  

We are an inter-generational body made up of people who make up a growing family. Couples, children, singles, teenagers and retired people lift their voices in singing together every week as the family of Christ. We focus together each Sunday through the Lord's Supper on our need to be more like Jesus as we remember His sacrifice.

Throughout the week we take our "religion" with us. Members privately and collectively do acts of service in the name of the Lord. Members depend on each other for assistance, reach out to the homeless, care for those who are hospitalized and seek to honor God by living wholesome lives.

We Believe in One God
We believe in the one God revealed in the Bible. We believe God the Father sent His son, Jesus, to be the Savior of mankind by living a sinless life, dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit, also known as the Comforter, to guide us.

The Bible is God's Word
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We are confident God inspired the men that wrote each book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

When we need direction in life, are confronted with temptation, or need a source to bring hope, we turn to the Bible. The Bible is our guide for everyday living. Our goal is to "speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent."

We are committed to the continual study of God's Word, the Bible, to see how we can most closely give God the personal and collective worship He desires.

The Body of Christ
We believe the church is made up of God's people on earth.  Jesus is our head, and we are His body (Galatians 5:23). We do not seek to be a denomination, we merely want to be the body of our Savior.

From our understanding of the Bible, there are some important elements associated with salvation. Every element is rooted in scripture.

We understand salvation is only given to us by God’s grace. Grace is manifested as one emotionally and intellectually participates in the following process.

The Lord says we must believe in the power and person of Jesus Christ (John 3:16). It is also necessary for us to repent, or change our way of living that is against Jesus (Acts 2:37-38). Jesus has also asked us to be willing to confess to other people that we are His (Romans 10:9-10).  

God, through the New Testament, also requires us to be immersed/baptized, into Christ (Romans 6:3-11). In baptism, we receive forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). At that point we become part of the church, Christ’s body (Galatians 3:26-27).

Just following the above steps certainly does not mean the Christian conversion is complete. Instead, a wonderful life in Jesus begins.

Christ Will Claim His Own
We look forward to the final day, when Jesus will claim His own for an eternal home with Him. According to 2 Thessalonians 4, Jesus will return in the clouds and His followers will rise, meet Him in the sky, and ultimately be with Him forever.

Biblical Worship
Most people notice our worship is unique in two aspects: a) our singing is accapella, unaccompanied by musical instruments and, b) we take the Lord’s Supper every week.

We do not do these things uniquely just because we like them better in this manner. Our study of the New Testament and history has led us to this practice.

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