Why We Exist?
The mission of the Cedar Grove Christian Church is to ultimately glorify the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This will be accomplished by, first of all, growing in our faith and increasing in our service to the community and to one another. While others are focused on growing in numbers, we are focused on growing in our faith and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through the teaching and preaching of His Word. Secondly, we bring glory to God by demonstrating the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the world around us and teaching them about the salvation offered only through Jesus Christ. Lastly, Christ is the center of all we do, and His Word is the standard by which we strive to live. As a result, it is our mission to pattern ourself after the Lord’s Church as seen in the New Testament.
Who Are We?
Cedar Grove is an undenominational, Restoration Movement church patterned after the Lord’s Church as described in the New Testament. We have no affiliation with any sect or denomination of Christianity outside of the Christianity described in the pages of the New Testament. We accept no book but the Bible, and no creed but Christ. We are not the only Christians, but Christians only!
The Lord’s Church at Cedar Grove was established in the late 1920’s as a result of a Bible study by local Christians. It has flourished over the years and is now a pillar of truth in the local Christian community. We are a congregation who thrives on the Word of God, striving daily to conform to the image of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Here at Cedar Grove, we are family. Upon visiting our congregation, many have commented on the loving and welcoming atmosphere. That is our desire; that all would see our love for Christ, one another, and for those in the world. If you are looking for a friendly, welcoming congregation, looking to grow in a relationship with the Father and His Son, and looking for a place to serve King Jesus, then we encourage you to come pay us a visit!
What Do We Believe?
As the Lords Church in Inwood, it is our goal to reach as many as possible with the Gospel of Christ, having the same desire as Christ—that all would repent and be saved (2 Peter 3:9)! With that goal, we proclaim the saving message as given by God in His Word. As His Church, we speak where the Bible speaks, and we are silent where the Bible is silent. The Scriptures are our only source of truth and our guide of faith and practice. Furthermore, God alone has declared what man is to do to receive salvation. That is the message we proclaim!
The Bible tells us that becoming a Christian means that we enter a covenant relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. With that in view, we must believe/have faith in Jesus (John 3:16) and be willing to accept Jesus Christ as the only Savior given to man (Acts 4:12). The Bible teaches that we enter that covenant relationship and are saved. . .
. . . by the grace of God, through faith (Eph. 2:8)
. . . by repenting of our life of sin (Acts 17:30)
. . . by confessing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (Matthew 10:32-33, 16:16)
. . . by being immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16, Galatians 3:26-27)
. . . to do good works (Eph. 2:10).
At the point of being raised from the watery grave (Romans 6:3-4), where God does His work (Col. 2:12), the person is converted and clothed with Christ’s righteousness and becomes a child of God and a member of HIS Church (Matthew 16:18). Furthermore, he/she is given the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) as a seal guaranteeing his/her inheritance and that the person is the property of God (2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13-14). Cedar Grove is merely a body of members of Christ’s Church, here to grow in our faith and knowledge of Him and to spread the sweet aroma of Christ to everyone we can!
If you have any questions about Christian conversion, we invite you to listen to the sermon series on “Conversion” in our Sermons page or read the article “Conversion, Christ’s Circumcision on the Human Heart”.
According to the Word of God, the purpose of meeting together on the first day of the week is to meet around the Lord’s Table where we commune with God and one another. Therefore, we partake of communion every Lord’s day, as prescribed in the Holy Scriptures (Acts 20:7).