What to Expect When You Visit Us on Sunday Morning
We will welcome you warmly, but we won’t embarrass you. We love you and have something worth sharing. We hope that what you see in us will “make the teaching of God our Savior attractive” (Titus 2:10).
Love for Jesus drives our worship. He said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15), so we look to the New Testament for His directions for worship.
You are welcome to do what we do in worship. Here is what we will be doing, along with Scriptures that explain why:
We will sing a number of songs together. Please join in when we sing songs that you know. “…Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:18-20).
Several times we will join in prayer together, led by a number of different Christian men. In prayer, we express our dependence on God and our thanks to Him for supplying our needs. “…And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).
EATING THE LORD’S SUPPER
We eat a bite of unleavened bread and drink grape juice in memory of what Jesus has done for us. The early church made this communion their practice every Sunday (Acts 20:7); so do we. What is this simple observance all about? “For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way He also took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
Knowing that He has been so good to us, we give money back to the Lord each week to help get His work done. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). “Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
We give much attention to God’s Word because by it we learn how to be saved and how to live lives that glorify God. The Bible fills us with hope for the future, too. “And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers” (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
If you would like to know more, please contact us. Nothing would make us happier than an opportunity to study the Bible with you to find the right answers.
We’re glad to have friends like you, and we’re so thankful to God for the prospect of being together with you.