Welcome to the website for Cawson Street Church of Christ, Hopewell, Virginia. Every congregation has a unique history and group of people. A sixty-year written history of the church (1942-2002) exists due to the work of brother David McNeil. Many of the articles and notes that you read on this website come from the weekly church bulletin. An ongoing history is therefore being written both on paper and electronically. You are invited to browse the notes, articles and sermons. Activities of our youth are also posted on their own website. See the links to sermons by Mural Worthey and the youth site on this page. You are invited to send us an email if you have questions or comments.
We exist to glorify God and his Son. Christianity is about many things - the home, the church, the cross - but it is principally about the Truth. Jesus said, "If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32.) Truth is about redemption in Christ Jesus our Lord. Truth is personified in a Person, Jesus Christ. He said, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father except by me." (John 14:6.) The Church is about Jesus Christ - his birth, life, death, and resurrection on the third day. He is its head and Savior. (Ephesians 5:23-25.) No church has a right to exist who does not take seriously the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We care about people, all people. We want the family to exist according to God's will. We believe that true happiness comes from doing the will of God. We desire for the lost eternal life. Therefore, making known the Gospel is our mission.
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David W. Crutchfield
Melvin C. Jones
William M. Worthey