About the Cortez Congregation
We strive to obey God and follow Biblical examples of authority in all that we endeavor to do. We wish to be Christians only. We hope that you will find it convenient to visit with us at some point, or to engage in a Bible study through mail or online. We look forward to hearing from you!
Here is what you can expect when visiting us.
Sunday Bible Study: 10am
Sunday Worship Service: 11am
Wednesday Bible Study: 7pm
Please bring your kids of ALL ages.
Whether your children have little or even no experience worshiping we would LOVE to have the opportunity to teach them God's word. Bible Study is at 10am and we welcome your little ones!
When you visit with us, you can expect to find friendly people who are genuinely concerned about you. You will be our honored guest.
God does not show partiality to men (Acts 10:34-35). Likewise, Christians assembling with the Cortez church of Christ do not show partiality toward men (cf. Rom. 12:9-16; Jas. 2:1-13).
Paul commands that all things in the church be done decently and in order (1 Cor. 14:40).
During our worship services, you will see that we have a preset order which has been determined in accordance with God’s word. One man will make announcements, another will lead singing, others will lead prayers, and another will serve the Lord’s Supper and take up the collection.
During our Bible classes, you will see the class courteously conducted in an edifying manner. We search the Scriptures diligently to rightly divide God’s word.
A Church of Christ
The word “church” means a called out body. Christians are the people who respond to God’s gospel call (2 Th. 2:14).
When you visit with us, you will find people who have obeyed God’s call to be saved (Acts 2:40- 47). They have been born again (Jn. 3:5; 1 Pet. 1:22-23) and added to the church (Acts 2:47; cf. Rom. 16:16).
A Church Abiding in the Doctrine of Christ
We must abide in the doctrine (i.e., teaching) of Christ to have both the Father and the Son (2 Jn. 1:9). We cannot transgress by going beyond what God has commanded in His word (1 Cor. 4:6).
When you visit with us, you will see that we only teach and do the things which are authorized in God’s word. Scripture is our only guide (2 Tim. 3:15-17). We neither add to God’s word nor take away from God’s word (Rev. 22:18-19).
A Church Obeying Jesus
When you visit with us, you will find a church obeying Jesus.
The church is Christ’s body over which God made Him the Head (Eph. 1:22-23). A church of Christ (cf. Rom. 16:16) obeys Jesus (Heb. 5:9; Eph. 5:24) thus abiding in His doctrine (2 Jn. 1:9; 2 Tim. 3:15-17).
Jesus is the source of eternal salvation to those who obey Him (Heb. 5:9; cf. 1 Pet. 1:22-23). He is the Savior of the church (Eph. 5:23; 1:22-23). We must be members of Jesus’ church to be saved (Eph. 5:23; Rev. 2:10; cf. Acts 2:47).
Worship in Spirit and Truth
We must worship in spirit and truth (Jn. 4:21-24).
God’s word is truth (Jn. 17:17). And, Jesus as the word is the truth (Jn. 1:1; 14:6). Therefore, we worship in spirit and truth by worshiping according to the manner prescribed in God’s word.
If we attempt to worship God according to the commandments and traditions of men, our worship is vain (Matt. 15:8-9; Col. 2:20-23).
When you visit with us, you will find that our worship is based on the truth revealed in God’s word. We neither add to the worship commanded by God nor take away from the worship commanded by God (cf. Acts 2:42).
Our worship on the first day of the week is orderly (1 Cor. 14:40) consisting of:
prayers (Eph. 6:18; 1 Th. 5:17).
singing (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
taking up a contribution (1 Cor. 16:1-2).
preaching and teaching (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 20:7).
partaking of the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-33).
Edifying Bible Class
When you visit our Bible classes, you will find that they are edifying (1 Cor. 13:26; Eph. 4:11- 12). The word of God is rightly divided (2 Tim. 2:15) and the Scriptures are not twisted (2 Pet. 3:16). Therefore, the church is stimulated to love and good works (Heb. 10:2-25).
The Bereans are set forth in God’s word as a good example of people receiving God’s word. They searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether the things Paul taught were so (Acts 17:11). The result was that many of them believed (Acts 17:12).
When you visit with us, you will see that we diligently search the Scriptures rightly dividing God’s word. Correspondingly, we believe and practice the things which are authorized in God’s word (1 Cor. 4:6; Col. 3:17; Rev. 22:18-19).