Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Oak Ridge Congregation

Sunday School: 10:00 AM  |  Sunday Services: 10:45 AM & 7:00 PM

What We Believe

God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, The Holy Spirit, The Bible, Creation, Man, The New Birth, The Church of God, The Great Commission, Baptism, Holy Communion, Feet Washing

Who We Are

The Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, is a relatively small church among the various denominations known as Mennonites. We endeavor to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ...

Where We Are

Worldwide membership at the end of 2013 was 24,400. This map shows countries where we have a presence. This can include churches, Gospel Tract, Christian Service International ...

The Oak Ridge Mennonite Church

 

The Church of God in Christ, Mennonite is a group of Christian Believers who endeavor to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles in all matters of faith and practice.  We believe in modesty and simplicity in our daily life and business practices.  Many of us work with our hands as farmers or tradesmen, just as Jesus was a humble carpenter.

 

We welcome you to come visit us and to let the Lord speak to your heart.  Our doors are open to everyone, regardless of where life has taken you thus far.  We have all made mistakes and fallen to Satan's tactics.  But through God's Redemption Plan and His Wonderful Grace, you can find Peace of Mind in a Troubled World.

 

We have two services every Sunday, the morning service begins at 10:45am and the evening service at 7:00pm.  Sunday School begins at 10:00am.  We extend a hearty invitation for you to join us.  May God bless you as you seek to do His will.

 

Gospel Literature

 

Do you have a longing to know more about what God can do for you?  We have many short, gospel tracts that may answer your questions or provide clarity on areas where you don't fully understand the Bible's teachings.  Here are a few of our tracts:

Much of our Gospel Literature is available online and there are many more titles which can be ordered via our Tract Order Form.

 

Listen to our services

 

We welcome you to join us in person for our Sunday worship service.  But if you are not able to make it, or feel more comfortable listening to our Worship Service, there are two ways you can do that, by phone or Internet audio stream.  The audio stream is the recommended method as it provides the highest quality listening experience.

 

Telephone Bridge Line  (314) 932-0992

 

Audio Stream

 

To listen by streaming audio, simply click the play button on the player to the right.  The MP3 stream is at 96kbps (kilobits per second) and will use 45MB (megabytes) of data for every hour of listening.  A typical 90 minute service uses 68MB.  The stream works over a broadband, LTE, 4G, or 3G cellular internet connection.  Dial up and slower DSL or satellite services are not capable of streaming our services.  Most smart phones can play the stream in a web browser by clicking the streaming link instead of using the media player.

HOW GOD LOOKS UPON HUMILITY

From Adult and Youth Sunday School Lessons, Vol. 53, No. 3, Lesson 4

  It is in keeping with God’s greatness that in order for us to come into His presence we must humble ourselves. Pride separates us from God, causing us to assert our supposed rights. Its very nature blinds us to our need of God. Humility is difficult for the flesh but is the door to freedom. Humility allows us to draw nigh to God. A church father wrote, “To humble himself will always move a man toward God. To exalt himself will always move him away from God. . . . Humility is a believer’s greatest asset. In humility there is strength and stability. A humble person is stronger than a proud one. A proud person is tossed about by the winds of pride and peer pressure. A humble person will quietly resist opposition and temptation, and he will leave a clear witness of his faith. Yet he will not be haughty or assertive. He can be taught and led, but he will not be persuaded against his conviction.” (Wilbur Koehn, The Return of the Light).

 

   The enemy of our souls offers a substitute for genuine humility. This counterfeit is very deceitful. One of its guises is to appear humble to our fellowman without truly being humble in spirit. Do we maintain simplicity in our lifestyles and possessions because we feel God is asking this of us, or only so others will think we are sincere Christians? Is what we say in Sunday school a genuine expression of our heart, or have we carefully chosen words that we hope will appear humble to our brethren?

 

   Pride will cause us to manipulate others. Perhaps a brother visits with us regarding a need in our life. Instead of quietly considering the concern, we may respond by exclaiming how worthless we feel, hoping that our brother will feel sorry for us and tell us that our need is not so great after all. Though there are legitimate emotional needs among us, the evil one may tempt us to shield ourselves from the concerns of others by hiding behind a perceived emotional need. Neither an estimation of worthlessness nor a self-right attitude constitutes humility. Rather, both point to a proud heart.

 

   Humility is a way of life. Some people reason that as soon as they think they are humble they are lost. Such thinking lacks proper spiritual understanding. Humility is about the affections of the heart and is not isolated to a certain area of life. It is encompassing and affects every aspect of life—the vehicle we drive, the occupation we choose, the clothes we wear, the way we accept a traffic ticket, and a host of other things. Although we do not live in perfection, the humble Christian will accept a lowly way of life, confessing his faults where he is in error. When faced with decisions, he will choose the humble way.

 

   Humility is a choice we make when we decide to give our all to Christ. We cannot expect God to do what He has asked us to do. The Word commands us to humble ourselves (1 Pet. 5:6). This is something we must do to open the door for our salvation. In seeking to humble ourselves, we must take care that our search is not only within ourselves. The inward look alone can be disorienting because the flesh cannot deal with the flesh. Our gaze must be fixed upward, to God. In one sense, humility is as simple as acknowledging God for what He really is. This allows us to have a right perspective of our standing before Him. We clearly see His greatness, and we see the futility of dealing with our pride with our own efforts. God has promised forgiveness and restoration to those who humble themselves and flee to Him for refuge.

 

 

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Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

8669 Pine Tree Rd.

Stover, MO 65078

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