- "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
- Together, as the manner of some is;
- But exhorting one another: and so much more,
- As yee see the day.”
- Hebrews 3:13
- Sunday Worship
- If you visit on a Sunday morning, the Lord’s Supper will be included in the worship proceeding because the churches of Christ observe this memorial every Sunday. Again, the reason for this is our desire to follow the New Testament teachings. The first church celebrated this observance on the first day of the week; as Acts 20:7 says, “On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.”
- Also, if you visit on a Sunday morning, containers will be passed around to collect the weekly financial offering. In 1 Corinthians 16: 1-2, Paul writes, “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches in Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of the week each of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collection be made when I come.” As our guest, you are not expected to make a donation or offering. Feel perfectly comfortable in just passing the collection plate or container on down the row.
- At the close of the sermon, the preacher will “extend an invitation.” This is simply an expedient time to invite those who are moved to do so to make a commitment or request prayer support. He will encourage those who wish to “respond” to come to the front of the auditorium while the congregation sings a hymn. Don’t feel ill at ease during this invitation. You will not be singled out in any way. There may be several who respond, or none at all. Some may respond for baptism; you may witness the baptism during the service. The baptism will be immersion, and it will be for the remission of sins as Acts 2:38 teaches us: “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’”
- What kind of people can you expect to find? Pretty much the entire spectrum, as in any group. You will find happy people — and grouchy people. Friendly people — and unfriendly people. Loving people — and cantankerous people. People who are babies in Christ — and those who been Christians for a long time. You get the picture.
We’re a diverse people, coming from varied backgrounds, and at different stages of knowledge and spiritual growth. We don’t know everything. We don’t do everything right. We don’t always treat each other as we should. We haven’t arrived — we’re just on the journey.
- But, you see, we were not brought together by an illusion of our perfection or righteousness. We were brought together by our recognition that we are sinners in need of the cleansing blood of Jesus, as Jesus said in Mark 2:17, “And hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” That’s the reason we can worship together, stick together, and with God’s help, accomplish some things that make a difference. You won’t have to look very far to find our failures. But, bottom line, you will find people who love Jesus and love the Bible.
- Worship Schedule: Sunday Bible Study, 10:00 am
Morning Service: 10:45 am