What to Expect in Our Worship
- To magnify God as we “offer up a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of our lips that acknowledge His name” (Heb 13:15).
- To speak “to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Eph 5:19) in order to “stir up one another to love and good works” (Heb 10:24).
- With the only instruments we are authorized to use: our hearts (Col 3:16).
We hope you’ll join us in singing as we praise our Father in heaven and seek to spiritually revitalize each other.
We Read Scripture:
- Because nothing can substitute the reading of God’s book (2 Tim 3:16-17).
- Because we follow the pattern found in 1 Timothy 4:13, where Paul instructed Timothy to “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture.”
- Because in His words we find instruction, hope, and life. (Ps 119:105; 1 Pet 1:23-25)
- Lifting our hearts together to God and confidently drawing near to His throne of grace (Acts 4:24; Heb 4:16).
- With praise to our Father in heaven (Matt 6:9)
- With thanksgiving, knowing that our God supplies every good gift (James 1:17).
- With humble hearts, confessing our shortcomings to Him (1 John 1:9).
- The "whole counsel of God" so that our lives may be conformed to His will (2 Tim 4:1-5).
- Striving to be like those in Acts 17:11, receiving "the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so."
- Not according to human philosophy, political world views, or out of a desire to take your money - rather, we devote ourselves to His counsel and wisdom found only in the Words of life.
We Participate in the Lord’s Supper:
- Remembering the sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Sorrowfully lamenting His giving of His body on a cross for our selfish sins (Luke 22:19).
- Yet also joyfully rejoicing for our redemption and inclusion in the New Covenant in His blood (Luke 22:20; 1 Cor 10:16).
- Every first day of the week and ONLY on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
- Every first day of the week, following the example of first-century Christians (1 Cor 16:1-2).
- With a cheerful heart (2 Cor 9:7).
- For the sole purposes of supporting the spiritual growth of the local church and men preaching the gospel around the world, and for those purposes alone (2 Cor 11:8; Phil 4:15-16).