About Central Brooklyn church of Christ

The Central Brooklyn church of Christ is composed of a group of believers in Jesus Christ who want to simply be Christians without denominational names, teachings, practices and affiliations. We’re sincerely striving to pattern ourselves to be like the church you read about in the New Testament—the church of Christ, one belonging to Him. To do this, we believe we must adhere to the apostles’ teaching set forth in the New Testament rather than the creeds and traditions of men which cannot be confirmed by the Scriptures. In the apostles’ teaching, we have Divine authority for how a local church should be organized, worship and work together. We reject all attempts to make a local church an entertainment or recreational promoter. In their teaching, we also have everything we need to know how to live our daily lives as a Christian.

Act2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
From the New Testament, we learn how to become a Christian by believing in Jesus to the point of repenting of our sins, confessing Jesus to be the Son of God and being baptized (immersed in water) for the forgiveness of our sins. When we do this, God not only forgives us of our sins by the blood of Jesus But Jesus also adds us to His one church, His saved body of people.
Mat26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.
Act2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ–this Jesus whom you crucified.”
Act2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles,”Brethren, what shall we do?”
Act2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent,and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Act8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.
Act8:36 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
Act8:37 [And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”]
Act8:38 And he ordered the chariot to stop;and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
Act8:39 When they came up out of the water,the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him,but went on his way rejoicing.
1Co12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Eph5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.
The New Testament reveals 3 purposes for which a local church is to work.
1. Edification (building up) of members by the Word of God including worshiping in Spirit and in Truth and teaching of Bible classes to help members grow in living the Christian life in and out of our assemblies.
Act20:7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.
Mat26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Mat 26:27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks,He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;
Mat26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.
Mat26:29 “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
Act12:5 So Peter was kept in the prison,but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
Eph5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
1Co16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
1Co16:2 On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.
Eph4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
Eph4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
2.Evangelism (spreading the gospel to the lost).
Mat28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Mat28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Mat28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Mar16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mar16:16 “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
3.Benevolence (helping those in need first among local church members and then other Christians in other local churches who are in need).
Act2:44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
Act2:45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
Rom15:25 but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.
Rom15:26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
We do not pretend to have all the answers, but we do believe that all the answers are in the Word of God. . We also believe we must search the scriptures daily to see if these things are so as the people of Berea did. By reverencing God and reverently studying His Word, we can find and follow the Truth He has given to us that He might be glorified above all.
2Ti3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
2Ti3:17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
Act17:11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
If you have an interest in seeking the Truth in the Word of God and being only a Christian,a member of His one church living for Him, please feel free to visit with us. We welcome not only your visit but your questions and comments about the Bible including anything that we teach or practice. For times, directions and other information, see below.