Our Worship

 

     We believe in God-centered worship. As we gather on the day which God has set apart for worship, we come together to give Him the glory that is due His name. We should not come together primarily to feel better or to be entertained but to reverently honor and please God.

    We are not a 'seeker-sensitive' church. Our primary desire is not to accommodate our worship to what pleases men, but to be sensitive to what kind of worship pleases God. But what kind of worship pleases Him? Does it really matter how He is worshipped? We believe that it does matter, especially to God. God has not left us to our own imaginations or devices, but He has told us in His Word how He is to be worshipped. The Bible prescribes for us, not only the proper attitude of worship, but also the basic elements of worship, which are these: the reading and preaching of Scripture, prayer and praise, the observance of the ordinances (baptism and the Lord's Supper), and giving of our tithes and offerings to the Lord. We believe in the primacy of preaching because it is through the reading, exposition and application of the Bible that God saves sinners and sanctifies His people.

    We also sing psalms and the great and rich hymns of the faith (old and new) because their content is thoroughly biblical, doctrinally sound, and honoring to the Lord. We believe that the Word of Christ should dwell "richly" in our congregational singing (Colossians 3:16-17), and that the songs we sing should neither be irreverent, vainly repetitious, or shallow.

 

 

What is a Reformed Baptist Church?

That is a question frequently asked. By 'Reformed' we mean that we trace our theological roots back to the 16th Century Protestant Reformation. It was during this powerful movement of God that men and women turned from the traditions and commandments of men and began to look once again to the Holy Scriptures as their only certain and infallible rule of faith and practice. As they looked to the Scriptures alone they began to rediscover many of the great doctrines of the Bible, which have been summarized by these watchwords: the Scriptures Alone, salvation by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in Christ Alone, to the Glory of God Alone. It is upon these truths that we echo Martin Luther's words: "Here we stand!" We are thankful to God for such a rich and Biblical heritage. We rejoice that this movement of Reformation is on the rise once again in America and worldwide. By 'Baptist' we mean that we believe that only professing believers should be baptized and become members of the church.

 

 

 

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