Thank you for your interest in the Church of Christ which meets at Coeur d’Alene.
Whether you visit us in person or through this web site please consider yourself our honored guests. Our goal as we worship on the first day of the week is that our service is glorifying to God and encouraging to you.
We worship according to the simple & spiritual pattern of collective worship revealed in the New Testament.
- Prayer: (1 John 5:14, 1 Tim 2:5, Eph 5:20) Acknowledging God as our creator, the true and living God and to petition Him through his son Jesus Christ on our behalf and the behalf of family and friends.
- The Lord’s Supper: (1 Cor 11:25, 10:16) We partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine as commanded by Jesus.
- Giving back as we have prospered and purposed in our hearts: (Phil 4:15-19) We are commanded to lay by and store.
- Sermon from God’s Word: (Jn 7:17, Acts 11:12) A Bible based lesson on various subjects with special emphasis on the Gospel of Christ.
What must I do to be saved?
The Scriptures are very clear about what it takes to become a child of God. Here is the simple plan revealed in God's word:
We must HEAR the Word. Without first hearing the Word of God we would never know we are sinners and that the "wages of sin" is death (Romans 3.23; Romans 6.23) Without hearing, we wouldn't know of Jesus' sacrifice for our sins and our need for him. It's also where our faith comes from (Romans 10.17)! Further, we should only listen to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Matthew 17.5; Hebrews 1.1-2; Matthew 28.18.
We must BELIEVE what we hear. Merely hearing the Word of God doesn't save. We must believe what we hear or we are not likely to obey God's commands. In John 8.24, Jesus says, "...if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins." Yet, belief is not enough James 2.24, we must "do" what God demands, that is, His will Matthew 7.21!
We must REPENT of our sins. Sin is what separates us from God Isaiah 59.2. Therefore, if we intend to seek God's forgiveness, we must be willing to repent of our sins. Repentence means "turning away from sin" and making the effort to sin no more 1 Corinthains 6.9-11. If we aren't willing to repent of our sins, we cannot be saved Acts 3.19; Acts 17.30-31.
We must CONFESS our faith. Those that wish to be saved must confess their faith in Jesus Romans 10.9-10. It was Jesus Christ Himself who said, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven" Matthew 10.32. The Scriptures give us an example of one who confessed their faith Acts 8.26-39, note verse 37.
We must be BAPTIZED. There is considerable religious confusion about baptism. Some think baptism isn't necessary, others believe we are saved before we are baptized. Note what the Scriptures say baptism does:
Baptism is how we make our appeal to God for a clean conscience, and the apostle Peter clearly confirms, "baptism doth also now save us" 1 Peter 3.21.
Baptism washes away sins and it is in baptism Acts 22.16
Baptism is the point in time when God works salvation for you. Colossians 2:12
Baptism gives entry "into" Christ Romans 6.3; Galatians 3.27.
Jesus, our authority, made baptism necessary when he gave the command in Mark 16.16. In other words, our sins are not washed away, and we are not "in Christ" until we are baptized.
Since baptism is for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2.38), we are still in our sins (and lost) until we are baptized for the forgiveness of our sins as God commanded. Baptism is not something we do because we are saved it is the way God has asked us to call on His name for salvation.
We must remain FAITHFUL. While baptism puts us into Christ and His blood washes away our sins, we must still be obedient and faithful to God, otherwise, we will lose our souls. The Bible tells us "...be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life" Revelation 2.10.
If you haven't met these conditions and you want to obey the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today, please let us know!