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....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:

  1. Teaching or preaching (Acts 2:42; 20:7).
  2. Praying (Acts 2:42, I Corinthians 14:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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." (Acts 20:7).

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 Supper."

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday Morning
Bible Study: 10:00 AM
Worship: 11:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon
Worship: 2:30 PM

Wednesday
Bible Study: 4:00 PM

 

1211 Dorsey Ave.
Henderson, NC

(252) 492-2416