About forty men were engaged in the writing of the bible, during a period of about 1,6000 years – that is, from about 1500 B.C. to A.D. 100.
These men wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 PeL i:21). They wrote: ‘not in words or human wisdom, but In words divinely taught (l Cor. 2:13).
The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters, 773,746 words, 31,102 verses, 1118.9 chapters, and 66 books.The middle chapter and the shortest Is Psalm 117. It contains only two verses.
The shortest verse In the Old Testament is 1 Chrou. 1:25; the longest, Esther 8:9.
The shortest verse In the New Testament, In English, Is John 11:35; In Greek, 1 Thess. 5:16.The longest verse In the Bible is Esther 8:9; It contains ninety words.
The longest word In the bible is found In Isa. 8:1.”MahershalaJhashbaz”
The Bible was divided Into chapters by Cardinal Hugo in 1250.
The New Testament was divided into verses by Sir Robert Stephens In 1551.
The Bible Is the one book that reveals the origin, mission, and destiny or man.


When Is it First mentioned?
It Is first mentioned when Jesus promised:”upon this rock I will build by church” (Matt.16:18). The first account or people being added to the church Is Acts 2:47.
What Is the Church?
It is an organism made up or members, all of who have been saved (Acts 2:47). It Is a spiritual kingdom made up of subjects or Jesus, the King (Heb. 12:28). It Is the family of God on earth at this time, the Israel or God (Gal. 6:16).
What Is the relationship or Jesus to tbe Church?
He promised to ‘bulld It (Mall. 16:18). He Is the founder or ll (1 Cor. 3:11. Eph 2:20). He Is the bead of It (Eph 1:20-22). He loves It and eave Himself ror It (Eph 5:25). And, He Is the Savior of it. (Eph 5:23).
How many congregations were there?
There were congregations Ia many cities: Jerusalem, Cortnlb; Philippi, Rome (Acts2:47; 1 Cor. 1:2. etc). The total number of congregations ls simply not stated. These congregations made up the one body, the one church Jesus promised (Matt. 16:18; Eph 4:5). The Bible discouraged division (1 Cor. 1:10). And, Jesus prayed for unity among Hisdisciples (John 17:21).

What was the creed or the church?
The apostles were to teach the things Jesus taught them (Matt 28:20). The early disciples continued In tbe apostles’ doctrine (Acts 2:42). Christian were to speak as the oracles
or God (1 Pet. 4:11).
How did the lost get into the church?
They heard the gospel (Rom 10:13-19; Mk.16-15). They believed In God and In His Son Jesus (Reb. 11:6; John 8:24). They repented or their sins (Lk. 13:3;Acts 17:30). They confessed their sins (Rom.10:10; Acts 8:37). They wen: Immersed to wash their sins away (Acts 22:16; 2:38). Having met these conditions they were saved by the grace or God (Eph 2:8), and the blood of Christ (1 Pet. 1:18-19).
How did Christians who sinned obtain forgiveness for sins?
They repented (Acts 8:22). They confessed their sins (1 John 1:9). They asked God’s forgiveness (Acts 8:22). Their sins were pardoned based on the blood or Christ (1John 1:7).
What Is the destiny or the church?
The gates of hell were never to prevail against It (Matt. 16:18). At the end or time It will be delivered up to the Father (1 Cor. 15:24).

A message from our minister

Dear Visitor:
We are extremely delighted that you chose to visit and worship with us today. Please know that you are our “Honored Guest”, and we truly appreciate your presence. We ask that you complete the visitor card included in the visitors packet and place it in the contribution basket or one of our ushers will collect it from you. If we do or say anything in our services that you do not understand, please call us in question.

The Russell Road Church of Christ is a congregation of about 200 members. In addition to Sunday worship, we have a number to study and fellowship groups. We have included our weekly bulletin with announcements of our study groups and other activities.

Again, it was good to have you with us today. Please come again at your earliest convenience. If we can be of any assistance to you at all, please do not all, please do not hesitate to call on us. May God Bless You.

John H. Dansby

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