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....John 4:23
Our Worship Services
In John 4:24 we read, "God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
From this reading we learn three things: Our worship must
be (1) directed to the right object - God. (2) It must be
prompted by the right spirit. (3) It must be according to
truth. To worship God according to truth is to worship Him
according to His Word (John 17:17). We believe this means
we must not exclude any item found in His Word. We also believe
it means we must not include any item not found in His Word.
We walk by faith in matters of religion (II Corinthians 5:7).
Faith comes by hearing God's Word (Romans 10: 17). Thus, anything
not authorized by the Bible cannot be done by faith - and
whatever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:23).
We believe the Bible gives us instruction regarding five
items of worship, and these we attempt to follow:
- Teaching or preaching (Acts 2:42; 20:7).
- Praying (Acts 2:42, I Corinthians 14:15; 1 Thessalonians
- Giving of our means. We do not teach the law of tithing,
as we believe that it was nailed to the cross (Colossians
2:14). We do believe, however, that we - who live under
a better law with better promises, with our great prosperity
- teach that members of the church are to give liberally
and cheerfully (II Corinthians 16:2).
- Singing. One of the things which people most frequently
notice about the church of Christ is that we sing without
the use of mechanical instruments of music.
- The Lord's Supper. This is a memorial inaugurated by
Jesus Christ on the night of his betrayal (Matthew 26:26-28).
It is observed by Christians in memory of the Lord's death
(I Corinthians 10:24-25), and in communion of his blood
and body (I Corinthians 10:16). Members of the church of
Christ observe the Lord's Supper on the first day of every
week. Such pattern is set by this New Testament example:
"And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples
came together to break bread, Paul preached to them."
Eusebius, who has been called the father of ecclesiastical
history, said: "From the beginning the Christians assembled
on the first day of the week, called by them the Lord's Day,
to read the Scriptures, to preach, and to celebrate the Lord's
Bible Study: 10:00 AM
Worship: 11:00 AM
Worship: 2:30 PM
Bible Study: 4:00 PM
1211 Dorsey Ave.