We will sing several songs and hymns together, led by one or more song
leaders. These will be sung a capella (without the accompaniment of
musical instruments). We sing in this manner because it follows the
pattern of the first century church and this is the only kind of music
authorized in the New Testament for worship.
Ephesians 5:19 "speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,"
The Lord’s Supper: We partake of the Lord’s Supper each Sunday, following the pattern of the first century church.
Acts 20:7 "Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came
together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to
them and continued his message until midnight."
In partaking of the Lord’s Supper we remember the Lord’s death until He comes again.
1st Corinthians 11:23–26 For I received from the Lord that which I
also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He
was betrayed took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and
said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in
remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after
supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as
often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat
this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He
Giving: We give a donation for the
work of the church each first day of the week, realizing that God has
richly blessed each of us. The church supports many good works that
require financial support.
1st Corinthians 16:2 "On the first day of the week let each one of
you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no
collections when I come."
Bible Study: We engage in Bible study,
primarily through preaching of the Word, but also through Bible reading
and direct teaching.
2nd Timothy 4:1–2 "I charge you therefore before God and the Lord
Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing
and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season.
Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching."
At the close of the sermon, an
invitation will be extended to any who wish to respond. To learn more
about Christianity, to become a Christian or to ask for prayers of the
church, please make your need known.
Our worship service is considered
traditional for churches of Christ. It is not contemporary or
instrumental. We strive to worship God in Spirit and Truth.
John 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
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