Nondenominational Christianity

The Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois (Lake County) is made up of people who are simply Christians, without being members of any denomination—and you can be too!

Our goal is to present the stories of the Bible in their proper historical and cultural context. The Bible class curriculum for our children and the Bible study guides for adults are prepared by members of this congregation and are well adapted to the needs of the students. The printing and production of these handouts and teaching aids are both expensive and time-consuming, but the brethren here believe such efforts are well worth the effort—the souls of our children and the future of this congregation depend upon a well-balanced teaching program.

Printed sermon outlines are prepared for every lesson so those in the audience can easily follow along. When members of this congregation are absent on the Lord's Day, copies of these outlines are mailed to them along with a note to let them know we missed them.


Our meetinghouse is located at 2340 Lewis Avenue in Zion, Illinois, just a mile from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. Our membership includes Christians from the local area, as well as those who travel from places in Illinois like Gurnee, Round Lake, Antioch, Waukegan, Lake Villa, Grayslake, the Great Lakes Naval Base, and Chicago, as well as from cities in Wisconsin, such as Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee.

Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning Bible Classes … 9:45 a.m
Sunday Morning Worship Serivces … 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Serivces … 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Classes … 7:15 p.m.
Phone: (847) 872-7312

New Books On This Site Free sermon outline book

Location Matters is a new sermon book by David Padfield that examines several New Testament stories and shows how the location of the event has a great deal of bearing on our understanding of the story. These sermons discuss the "background story" at Bethabara beyond the Jordan, Capernaum, Nain, Caesarea Philippi, Lystra, and Athens (13 pages; PDF file size: 997k).

The Great Sanhedrin was the highest religious, political, legal, legislative, and judicial body among the Jews during the Second Temple period. This body was composed of 71 members, presided over by the High Priest. The Sadducees, a sect mainly composed of priests, dominated the Sanhedrin, but the Pharisees were also represented. This book contains six sermon outlines dealing with the history, organization, and power of the Sanhedrin. It also covers the trials of Christ and His apostles (45 pages; PDF file size: 4.5MB).

Lucius Aelius Sejanus was executed for treason on October 18, AD 31, and just a year and a half later, our Lord stood before Pontius Pilate. Sejanus is not mentioned in any of the four gospels, but his shadow is seen in Pilate's judgment hall (12 pages; PDF file size: 811k).

There Is Still Room: The Parable Of The Wedding Feast. In our Lord's parable of the wedding banquet, the king extended a kind and gracious invitation in offering people an opportunity to share in the joy of his son. The ungrateful people who had been invited twice dishonored both the king and his son. The furious king dispatched those thankless people and invited others to a great banquet so his son would be honored. This booklet contains an in-depth look at the social and historical setting of the parable of the wedding feast (15 pages; PDF file size: 513k).


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