Jesus taught how those who followed Him were to worship God. He declared... "God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24)
Over the centuries men have often abandoned the activities practiced by New Testament Christians for elaborate and irrelevant rituals, based upon human tradition and desire. We strive to follow the simple and spiritual pattern of collective worship revealed in the New Testament.
True Christians worship God in every act of obedience to Him (Romans 12:1). The Lord has directed Christians to regularly assemble (Hebrews 10:24-25), and by the example given in Acts 20:7, we gather on the first day of the week. The Christians who make up this congregation limit our collective activities to those for which we can establish clear Biblical authority (John 4:22-23; Acts 17:24-25).
What to expect when we gather for worship:
- The Lord's Supper – The memorial feast of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, observed each Lord's day in commemoration of Christ's death & sacrifice for our sins. (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Mark 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17)
- A-Cappella congregational singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for praise to God & exhortation to encourage and educate in spiritual truths. (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)
- Bible Preaching presenting simple and understandable studies from God's word to exhort, rebuke, and build faith (Acts 2:42 & 20:7)
- Prayers offered with humble appeals of request and thankfulness to God through Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
- Voluntary Contribution – Our guests are not expected to give a contribution. Only the members are expected to give each Sunday, the Lord's day, to carry out the scriptural work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)