In many areas of the United States the Lord’s church is struggling in numbers, that is, in attendance. It appears this is happening because more people want what they want, and not what the Lord wants. With such a philosophy the Lord always loses numerically (Matt. 7:13-14), but the people lose spiritually. Nevertheless, the Lord’s church has a mission to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10), giving the pure word of God which is the seed that grows in the heart of man (Luke 8:11; 1 Cor. 3:1-9). At Highway, we are seeing the difficulty firsthand. Still we work, and while discouragement is at the doorstep, one must simply look over the doorstep to the One who has gone before us. It is our obligation to be committed to New Testament Christianity, and this means we only teach the Bible, follow the structure of the pattern of the church in the Bible, worship as the New Testament authorizes, teach the way of salvation as the New Testament teaches, instructing and insisting on a holy life lived by each Christian. As the religious world looks at us, we are much too conservative and harsh. This is not only untrue, but also a failure to understand the New Testament. We only desire to speak as the Bible speaks and do Bible things in Bible ways. We only what to be New Testament Christians, and help those who struggle with sin in their lives to find the home we have found—in the Lord’s church. This can be done if we are committed to the Lord and His way of thinking and living. Struggles we have, but with a penitent heart, helpful brethren, and a loving Lord, we can be sure He encourages us in the way of righteousness.
The Highway Church of Christ (www.highwaycofc.com) does a lot for being a small church. We are very much committed to New Testament Christianity. This means we will faithfully preach and teach what the New Testament exhorts people today to hear. We do not shy away from controversy, though we don’t desire its presence. Our teaching is not only firm, but our understanding and compassion for others is strong. That is not to say there is an acceptance of sin, but it is to say that those caught in sin have a home where the Lord resides, as we all live in accordance with that which Paul said in 2 Cor 7:10. When you are in our area, please come by and visit.