In this church we work hard to make sure our worship is Biblical, thoughtful, joyful, and—above all—Christ-centered. God not only deserves our worship (Revelation 15:3-4), but desires it (John 4:23-24). Our desire is to worship Christ today as He spoke those 2,000 years ago: in spirit and in truth. When you gather with us on a Sunday morning, here’s what you’ll see in our worship assemblies:
James taught that the cheerful should sing praises (James 5:13). God has given us many reasons to be cheerful. You’ll find here that our singing is heartfelt and passionate. The Scripture tells us that two things occur as we raise our voices in song. First, God is magnified as we "offer up a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of our lips that acknowledge His name" (Heb 13:15). Second, we 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).
The earliest disciples "devoted themselves to prayer" (Acts 2:42; 4:24-31; 12:12). An important part of our assemblies is the time devoted to lifting our hearts together to God and confidently drawing near to His throne of grace (Acts 4:24; Heb 4:16). The prayers offered here are both deep and meaningful. We give time to praying prayers of praise to God (Matt 6:9), prayers of thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:20), prayers of confessions over our shortcomings (1 John 1:9), and prayers humbly asking God for His help and care (1 Timothy 2:1-2; James 5:16).
The Lord’s Supper
On the night before Jesus was crucified, He gathered with His apostles and instituted a simple memorial of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine (Mat 26:26-29). These two elements were to represent His crucified body and shed blood given for our salvation.
It was His will that those men—and all disciples to follow—would "do this in remembrance of Me" (Luke 22:19). Under the guidance of the apostles, the first believers gathered on the first day of the week to remember the sacrifice of their Savior and celebrate His victorious resurrection from the dead (Acts 2:42; 20:7). Thus, each first day of the week we eat the bread and drink the fruit of the vine as we remember together and share in what Jesus did for us on the cross (1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:26-28). It is a time that we examine and rededicate ourselves to our God.
Each Sunday our two evangelists deliver Bible preaching, connecting the truth of God’s word with practical daily living (2 Timothy 4:1-2). We encourage our visitors to open their Bible and follow along. Seek out the answers to your questions. Be like those in Acts who checked the scriptures to ensure they were hearing God's truth (Acts 17:10-12). If you hear something you don’t understand, or have questions about something you hear, ask us! We only want to teach the truth, and we implore you to seek the truth (Matthew 7:7)!