OUR SERVICES / OUTREACHES
Main Service: Sundays @ 11:00 am
Sunday Night Prayer @ 6:30 pm
Family Night: Thurs. @ 7:00 pm
Healing School: Sat. @ 10 am
About Our Worship Services & Prayer
About Our Worship Services
Our services include not only ministry in God's Word, but also corporate praise and worship, prayer as well as worshipping God with our time, talent and finances. In every aspect of our work, we aim to lift up Christ and enable believers of all races to fulfill their divine purpose as they discover their God given potential.
In Matthew 4:10, Jesus says, "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."So, worship is not merely a natural instinct, it's a command from God. We were created by God for the very purpose of worship. God alone is worthy of our devotion, praise and worship. He is God, our Creator, and we are commanded to praise and worship Him. Psalm 96:9 says, "Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth." Psalm 29:2 says, "Give unto the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. "
God has a perfect plan for our lives. He has done so many things to show us that He loves us and doesn't want us to be miserable. He wants us to have hope for a future with Him. He wants us to enjoy the eternal life in Heaven with Him.
A life of praise and worship fills our deepest needs, and amazingly, it also brings great joy to God. Zephaniah 3:17 states, "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
Why Should We do Praise & Worship?
The ongoing quest of man is to find answers to the fundamental questions of human origin, human nature, and human destiny. The Bible is a wonderful and mysterious book that God has chosen as a way to communicate with us. God is the focus of our devotion in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In Exodus 20:2-3, God says, "I am the LORD your God .....You shall have no other gods before me." In Matthew 4:10, Jesus says, "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."So, worship is not merely a natural instinct, it's a command from God. We were created by God for the very purpose of worship.
God alone is worthy of our devotion, praise and worship. He is God, our Creator, and we are commanded to praise and worship Him. Psalm 96:9 says, "Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth." Psalm 29:2 says, "Give unto the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. " God has a perfect plan for our lives. He has done so many things to show us that He loves us and doesn't want us to be miserable. He wants us to have hope for a future with Him --he wants us to have eternal life in heaven with Him. A life of praise and worship fills our deepest needs, and amazingly, it also brings great joy to God. Zephaniah 3:17 states, "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
How Do We do it?
God tells us how to praise and worship him in His Word. John 4:23 says, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." In order to worship God in truth, we need to know that Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." So, before you can worship in the way that God desires, you have to develop a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus, His Son. The best way that we can praise and worship God is with our every thought and action. Romans 12:1-2 states, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will."
As condition of the heart!
Many people think that praise and worship is only singing songs at church, but it is so much more! It is also a condition of your heart -- a willingness to exalt God and yield to his will. Worship is an expression of love and awe to the God who gives us more than we deserve. Whether you express your worship by singing, playing music, dancing or in some other way, remember that you are called to worship God with your every action, every day of your life. God is holy, loving, and worthy of all our worship and devotion. "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Ministry of the Word
In the eloquent expression of the Letter to the Hebrews, "the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Heb 4:12). By faithfulfully preaching of the Gospel, the Word of God reveals people's hearts to themselves, gives them the power to make judgments that liberate them, and imbues them with the certainty, confidence, and gladness to persue their God given desires.
In 2 Timothy 3:16 - The Bible declares "All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness".
The Scriptures are profitable;
1. For Doctrine. This refers to teaching. Our teaching concerning the dispensation of the mystery is found in Ephesians 1-3 especially. Also much doctrine is set forth in Colossians.
2. For Reproof. If we have proof, then we should have. conviction. And this is the meaning of the word. But the Word can only reprove when believed. Reproof then comes from being convinced of the truth.
3. For Correction. This is the only place this word is used. It means to right up again, set to rights, to restore. With rudder and compass one can set right the course of the ship. So is the inspired Word.
4. For Instruction in Righteousness. The word here is sometimes translated discipline. Also it can mean to teach. But the goal of the instruction or teaching is to go on unto righteousness. To Israel the righteousness of God was revealed by the law. Now He deals with mankind righteously in grace because of the work of the Son. We have an imputed righteousness, the righteousness of Christ. But there is a righteousness to be put in practice in the daily walk of the Christian. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. This is the goal. It has to do with both walk and the ministry of the saints. The walk of the member of the body of Christ is outlined in Ephesians 4-6. It is to walk worthy of the calling. Perfect means to be fitted. And furnished means equipped. So one is to be fitted and equipped for every good work.
In writing to Timothy Paul said, "Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season" (2 Tim. 4:2). The Greek behind this exhortation is interesting. To "be instant" is a translation of a Greek word which has a number of meanings all tending in the same direction. These are "to stand by," "to be at hand," "to be pressing," "to be urgent," "to be earnest." The ideas of eagerness, seriousness, constancy, and preparedness are all wrapped up in the Greek verb ephistemi . The Greek which lies behind the words "in season, out of season" is perhaps more literally rendered "timely" and "untimely" (eukairos and akairos). In spite of our reasonings which would justify delay, the occasion being inappropriate, it is doubtful if the Holy Spirit could have used any two other words which would more dearly set forth the principle that we are not to be guided by our feelings as to the appropriateness or otherwise of the moment.
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Ministry of Prayer:
What is Prayer?
Prayer is our direct line with Heaven. Prayer is a communication process that allows us to talk to God! He wants us to communicate with Him. Just like a person-to-person phone call via cell phones and other devices have become a necessity to some people in today’s society, prayer should be a greater necessity because you are communicating with your creator God who loves you unconditionally. Study more about prayer in Ephesians chapter 6.
Many people question what is prayer because they desire to pray, but don’t know how. It’s easy to talk to someone when you know they love you unconditionally! In the time alone with God or under corporate setting, you will discover and even hear the voice of our Father speaking to you.
How to begin a relationship with God in prayer!
#1. Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and make you new in Him! “Now turn from your sins and turn to God, so you can be cleansed of your sins” (Acts 3:19).
#2. Tell Him your needs! “Cast all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you” (1 Peter 5:7). Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
#3. Thank Him, for He died on the cross at Calvary for us! “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
How Do I Pray?
1. With confidence believing that He will meet every of your need:
“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come fearlessly into God's presence, assured of his glad welcome” (Ephesians 3:12). “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it” (Hebrews 4:16).
2. With joy that He loves you unconditionally and that He answers prayer:
“You have shown me the way of life, and you will give me wonderful joy in your presence” (Acts 2:28).
3. With expectation that He will do what He has promised in His Word:
“Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly” (Psalm 5:3). “I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray” (Psalm 17:6).
4. Pray in faith:
“So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
5. Pray with worship and reverence:
“Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!” (Psalm 99:5). “‘Yes, Lord,’ the man said, ‘I believe!’ And he worshiped Jesus” (John 9:38). You will know with confidence that God can hear you when you pray, so open that line of communication! Pray, knowing that no matter how far you roam, your connection with Him can never be lost! “I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding” (Philippians 1:9).