About Our Worship Service
(The Lord Himself instructs us in what has always constituted acceptable worship)
SINGING:Our singing is 'acappella. Singing is the only authorized music for Christian worship (Col 3:16, Eph 5:19, James 5:13). Christians are to do all things in the name of Jesus Christ, that is, by His authority (Col 3:17). There is no command authorizing the use of instruments in worship found in the New Testament. To use instruments of music in worship is to do so without the divine authority of God.
PRAYING:The basis of prayer is a right relationship with God. Prayer is talking with God. It is the hearts desire, expressed to God. Prayer is supplication, an earnest entreaty, a petition, intercession, thanksgiving and giving of thanks.(Phil 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:1)
PREACHING:Preaching is proclaiming the good news. It includes equipping the saints for ministry, bringing the saints to the unity of the faith and to the knowledge of Christ, bringing God's children to spiritual maturity while stabilizing them against the winds of error. We are commanded to "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine."(2 Tim 4:2)
GIVING:"Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God has prospered him..."(1 Cor 16:2). Our giving is to be personal, periodic, purposed, pleasant, preferred and plentiful. "Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly or of necessity for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Cor 9:7). God's word instructs us to give liberally.
THE LORD'S SUPPER: The Lord's Supper is observed every Lord's day. This is the first day of every week.(Acts 20:7). This memorial supper was instituted by our Lord Jesus (Matthew 26:26-29). Unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine are the only elements authorized for the Lord's Supper. The Lord's Supper is not a mere ritual without beneficial significance. It is a communion and is related to the redemptive work of Christ on the cross, to the fellowship and unity of Christ church. It is a Commemoration, a Proclamation and a time for Self-examination. (1 Cor 11:23-32).
"God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must
worship Him in spirit and in truth."