WHAT TO EXPECT AT MORNING WORSHIP
SERMON AND BIBLE STUDY
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
We study the Word of God so that we may come to understand what He expects from us. Through constant study of the Bible, we are able to learn what it means to live a more righteous and holy life in Jesus Christ.
Psalm 104:33 (NKJV)
“I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”
We lift our voices in song as a means of worshipping God and celebrating the life that He gave us through His Son, Jesus Christ. We sing Acappella (without musical instrumental accompaniment).
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NKJV)
“Pray without ceasing, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,”
Prayer is how we communicate with God; we use it to break down the barriers, and draw us closer to Him. We give thanks to Him for past blessings, and make request of him for Guidance for our lives.
LORDS SUPPER (Communion)
1 Corinthians 10:16 (NKJV)
“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”
The Lord’s Supper is reserved for those who have put on Christ in baptism. The bread represents His body that was hung on the cross for our sins. The grape juice represents the blood that was poured out to God to pay the final sacrificial price for us. Jesus commanded for this to be done in Luke 22:19-20.
Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
At the end of each lesson, we offer an invitation during the singing of an invitation song. It is a time when someone can come forward and ask to put on Christ in baptism, or they can ask for the prayers of the church for guidance, forgiveness, or personal struggles. We trust in the promise of Christ to give us rest and comfort from the trials of this world.
Acts 2:38 (NKJV)
“Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
We believe baptism to be the necessary avenue by which we obtain oneness with Christ. It is God’s method of putting our sinful self to death by sharing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.