Who We Are In Christ

“…God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: ‘He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up to glory.’”  –1 Timothy 3:15b,16

The new York Avenue church of Christ is an independent, Bible believing church – a family of Christians aiming to be faithful in every way to Jesus Christ. We are humbly trying to be just like the church that Jesus built (Matthew 16:18). We recognize Jesus as the only head of the church and we try to allow the Bible to be our guide in doctrine and religious practice. We depend fully on Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation. It is our desire to glorify God by bringing honor to His great Name. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and we honor Him by seeking His will for our lives in the pages of His Bible. Therefore, we encourage Bible study as the way to seek God’s will. Certainly, we believe God’s Spirit works beyond the printed page but never in contradiction to His Word. We simply call ourselves “Christians” and wear no other religious name of distinction. We are called God’s children because of His love for us, not because of some honor we deserve.