About Plano Church of Christ
The Church of Christ at Plano, IL began in 1956 when a few devoted Christians determined this area needed the truth of God's Word. Since that early beginning, the Christians meeting in this place have remained faithful to the content of God's Word (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Presently, we average 20 in attendance and have every desire to teach the truth of God's Word to many more interested souls! Click here to learn more about our sermons and Bible studies.
When you assemble with us, you will find a warm welcome and a fervent desire to study from the Bible – God's Word. Our singing is a cappella (i.e. without instrumental music), for it comes from our hearts, just as commanded by the inspired apostle Paul (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
We pray frequently and fervently ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:16), not to be "heard of men," (Matthew 6: 5 - 9) but to express our thanksgiving to God and ask His continued care on our behalf (1 Timothy 2: 1 - 6; Philippians 4:6).
Upon each first day of the week, we will partake of the Lord's Supper – the memorial of His death (1 Corinthians 11:23 - 29). This is in accordance with the example set by the early Christians (Acts 20:7), which example we intend to follow carefully (Acts 2:42).
Additionally, the members of this local work will give as they have been prospered
(Romans 12:13; 15:26; 2 Corinthians 9:12) and for the evangelism of the gospel (Philippians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 9:14.)
What we teach and preach is the TRUTH – nothing more and nothing less; the TRUTH of God's Word (John 8:32). We strive diligently to put a "book, chapter, and verse" with every word and deed of our practice (Colossians 3:17). Since Christ is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18), we have no authority to promote our own ideals and desires. We can but speak the gospel (1 Corinthians 2:2; Acts 20:18 - 21), neither adding to nor subtracting from its content (Revelation 22:18 - 19). Further, since the church of Christ is HIS church and we are simply members of it (1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Peter 2: 1- 10), we realize Christ is "all sufficient" to us (Colossians 2:10). Therefore, the church is without need of man-made institutions to complete its work (Ephesians 2: 19 - 22).
Regarding salvation, we carefully follow the pattern established in the New Testament, beginning with the preaching of Peter on the day of Pentecost first following the resurrection of Jesus Christ (see Acts 2). Individuals HEARD the gospel (Romans 10:17), BELIEVED the gospel (John 8:24; Mark 16:16), CONFESSED JESUS CHRIST AS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD (Matthew 10:32 - 33; Acts 8:37), REPENTED OF THEIR SINS (Luke 13: 2 - 5; Acts 17:30 - 31), and were BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST for the remission of their sins (Acts 2:38 - 41; Romans 6:1 - 6). We know from Romans 6:4 and Colossians 2:12 that baptism is a "burial in water," and so we practice baptism as they did in the New Testament: IMMERSION.
We also acknowledge the necessity of being FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH (Revelation 2:10; 2 Peter 1:5 - 11). From these passages and many more, we recognize faithfulness is not limited to assembling with regularity at services (Hebrews 10:22 - 31), but is a matter of LETTING CHRIST JESUS LIVE IN US (Colossians 3; Galatians 2:20).
If these realities peak your interest in God and godly things, we would love to have a Bible study with you. You are welcome to assemble with us, or contact us for a private study either here or at your home. Wherever we can mutually meet without interruption to open only the Word of God and study!
Our aim is to simply be Christians – God's children (2 Corinthians 6:14 - 18). Our intention is to go to heaven when this life is over (Hebrews 9:17; Philippians 1:21 - 24), realizing we must be of faithful service to Him until that appointed time (Revelation 14:13). We welcome your study and understanding of these truths!