What About Our Worship?
The word “church” simply means “assembly, congregation, group.” Therefore, when we speak of the “church of Christ,” we are referring to people who belong to Christ and whose concerns are to fulfill His desires. as a church, we try to do only the things we can read about in the N.T.. Why? Because the N.T. is the Law for today (Colossians 2:14; Hebrews 1:1-2). In the N.T., the disciples “Continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). The breaking of bread refers to the Lord’s Supper, and the early disciples came together as a church on the first day of the week to partake of it (Acts 20:7). Thus, you will find us doing the same thing on every first day of the week.
The Christians in the first century also engaged in congregational singing without the use of mechanical instruments (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
The Christians in the first century also gave of their means on the first day of the week in order to support the Lord’s work (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). They engaged in prayers and the teaching of God’s Word. We will be doing all these things in our worship today because we can read about it in the New Testament.
Our Purpose is Not to Entertain.
The primary objectives of this congregation are to reach the lost with the gospel and to edify (build up through teaching) the saved.