About Chapel Hill Dr.
The Church of Christ at Chapel Hill Drive is a diverse community seeking to serve God in Macon, Warner Robins, and the surrounding communities. We are a warm and inviting Church sincerely committed to ministry among all of God's people. Chapel Hill Drive offers you the opportunity to use your gifts to the fullest and is a place where you can belong and grow in Christ.
At Chapel Hill Drive we believe in unity in essentials and diversity in non-essentials. We believe Christians can unite around a core of common beliefs while maintaining a diversity of opinions on other issues. Our beliefs in common are:
We acknowledge Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life; through his death, burial, resurrection, and enthronement, God acted again for his people in fulfillment of his promises. We have publicly proclaimed our acceptance of that grace through water baptism by immersion and we have been raised up to walk through life as a new people, empowered by God's Holy Spirit. We are committed to seeking a deeper relationship with God, we recognize the Bible as God's authoritative word, and we look forward to the day of Jesus' return. Though redeemed as a result of God's action for us through His Son, we are not perfect. In obedient response to God's grace, we lead lives of service by actively engaging in fellowship with the family and working in the city of Macon to influence all people of every background for God's Kingdom.
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
When the Bible is taken as a whole it brings to its readers a message of concern for the salvation of one’s soul. The theme is someone is coming, someone has come and someone is coming again. Here is God’s plan for the salvation of mankind:
Hear the Gospel. “How shall they call on Him whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14). Faith comes by hearing the gospel (Romans 10:17)
Believe. “And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarderof them that seek after Him” (Hebrews 11:6). “For with the mind man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10)
Repent of past sins. “The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent.” (Acts 17:30). The faith that saves leads one to repentance for unless you repent you will die in your sins (Luke 13:3)
Confess Jesus as Lord. “Behold here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, if thou believeth with all thy heart thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts 8:36-37). Those who have decided to make Jesus Christ, Lord of their lives will confess him as Lord (Matthew 10:32)
Be baptized for the remission of sins. “And Peter said unto them, repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38). When one is immersed beneath the water, he or she is simply obeying the call Peter made to those on Pentecost (Acts 2:37-38)
Live a Christian life. “Ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
The Lord desires that you obey Him and become a Christian. The Lord is not slacking His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Rest assured that He loves you and would like nothing more in your life than to see you obey the gospel of Christ. He will add you to HIS CHURCH when you have complied with His terms of pardon. While it is true that the church does not save, it is important to understand that the Lord adds the saved to the church . . . His church. Since the church belongs to Christ, He certainly has the authority to set the terms of pardon and membership, and He does that. This is known as the plan of salvation. His terms are simple and meaningful.
WHAT IS THE CHURCH OF CHRIST?
The word “church” (ekklesia) in the New Testament means “that which is called out of."
WHO FOUNDED THE CHURCH?
While men have founded many human churches throughout the world, Christ founded the scriptural church we read about in the Bible. Jesus promised “. . . On this rock I will build My church . . .
WHERE WAS CHRIST’S CHURCH ESTABLISHED?
Isaiah, Micah, Daniel, and Joel were among the prophets prophesying that the church would be established in Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-3; Micah 4:1-2; Daniel 2:31-45; Joel 2:28-32). They used terms such as “The mountain of God’s house” and the “kingdom” in referring to the establishing of the Lord’s New Testament church, which indeed took place seven hundred years after they had each died. Isaiah wrote, “. . . For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:3).