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God is my salvation, I will trust
and will not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2


845 Arch St.
Zanesville, OH



Welcome, and thank you for visiting Norval Park Church of Christ online. We hope that our website highlights our congregation and encourages you to come and join us!

About Us


The churches of Christ are nondenominational and have no central headquarters or president. We believe the only head of the church is Jesus Christ. We have elders as is instructed in the scriptures in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. As well as deacons as instructed in I Timothy 3:8-12.



Sunday Morning:

Bible Class -9:15 AM for all ages.

Worship Services-10:15 AM


Sunday Evening

Worship Services:-5:00 PM

Wednesday Evening

Bible classes and

Devotional- 7:00 PM for all ages.


House to House Heart to Heart
Learn more about salvation and the how the Norval Park church of Christ can serve you in this free digital edition of House to House Heart to Heart: a Christian Magazine. 


Tonk Talk …


           Have you seen this illusion before?  Is it a duck or a rabbit?  Well, it depends on how you tilt the drawing.  Sometimes people do this with the Bible.  They “tilt” the Bible text or even sometimes ignore what the Bible says.  For example, some people will say all a person has to do to be saved is to say “the sinner’s prayer” and “ask Jesus into their heart.”  Now is prayer essential to followers of God?  Yes.  James 5:16 teaches, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”   Prayer is a powerful thing for the Christian, but nowhere in God’s word do we see that salvation and remission of sins are bestowed on one outside of Christ when they pray.  We do read that a person’s sins are taken away when they believe in Christ and are baptized (Mk. 16:16).  At baptisms we see "one calls upon the Lord" and "have their sins washed away" (Acts 22:16). 


                   In Matthew 7:24 Jesus teaches, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. “  Then in Heb. 5:8,9 it teaches that those who obey Christ’s teaching will be saved.   


                   The Bible is not an illusion to be “tilted” and turned any way we want.  The word of God is to be obeyed and applied to our life.  Will we take God at His word or will we try to “tilt” it?


In Christ, Mark T. Tonkery 

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