Our Assemblies

Jesus said "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth".   Therefore, our worship assemblies are spiritual, simple, and orderly.   Each element of worship is patterned after the commands and examples we read about in the New Testament.   You will not find the emotionalism which is in many churches today.

John 4:23-24
John 4:23-24
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

We sing without the use of an instrument.

We find no evidence in the New Testament that the early church used mechanical instruments to accompany their singing.   Therefore, we do not use them in our worship.   There are no choirs or performances by an individual(s).   Gospel songs are lead by a song leader and the entire congregation participates in the singing of the songs.

Ephesians 5:19
Ephesians 5:19
Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord

        Colossians 3:16
Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

We pray

The congregation is led in prayer by one of the men of the congregation.   We pray in order to praise God, thank God, ask God for our needs and for the needs of others.

1 Timothy 2:1
1 Timothy 2:1
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men

We partake of the Lord's Supper each first day of the week

Following the example of the New Testament church, we partake of the Lord's Supper each first day of the week.

Acts 20:7
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.

As a memorial to the body and blood of Jesus this consists of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine.

I Corinthians 11:23-29
I Corinthians 11:23-29
23 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;
24 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.”
25 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.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup,
you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of
the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the
body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of
the bread and drink of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats
and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

We teach and preach from God's word

The bible lessons and sermons are designed to teach God's word.   They are based only on the word of God and never on any man's opinion.

2 Timothy 3:16 - 17
2 Timothy 3:16 - 17
3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

We give as we have been prospered

We take up a collection only on the first day of the week in order to support the work of this local church and is a responsibility of our members.   We do not expect any of our visitors to give.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2
1 Corinthians 16:1-2
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
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.

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