Our Work and Worship

Our Work and Worship

Our Work and Worship

Jesus said that all who would worship God must do so in spirit and truth (John 4:23,24).  Since God is spirit, it is His desire that our worship be that which emanates from our spirit.  Having been created in God's image (Genesis 1:26,27), we have that capability.

Likewise, our worship from the spirit is to be guided by truth.  Truth is not subjective in that it is determined by feeling or experience. God's word is truth! (John 17:17).  Therefore, our worship is not designed to appeal to fleshly appetites, nor is it concerned with conformity to the traditions of men, but it is intended to be consistent with what God has revealed.  The purposes of our assembled worship services are varied, but each purpose is in harmony with God's truth.

To praise

Our purpose is not to glorify and promote ourselves but to point and lead all to God.  As Creator, Sustainer and Savior, God is certainly deserving of our praise.  We seek to be a people who are eager to praise God (Acts 2:47; Hebrews 13:15).

To edify

Specifically, our gatherings should be occasions to motivate one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24,25).  As can be seen by looking at some of the first-century churches, this motivation can take the form of exhortation and/or correction (2 Timothy 4:2).  It can be done through teaching (Acts 20:7), singing (Colossians 3:16), and prayer (Acts 2:42; 21:5).

To remember

On the first day of the week, we gather to partake of the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:7).  Jesus Himself gave us this memorial on the night He was betrayed (Matthew 26:26-29).  We heed the serious admonition of Paul to "eat and drink" in the manner that Jesus intended (1 Corinthians 11:17-34).

We are attempting to be Christians without denominational ties, names and practices.  We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and we try to follow it, and it alone.

We look forward to meeting you, so please come and visit with us!