Why don't you use instrumental music?
We have no scriptural authority or example of instruments being used in the New Testament worship services. In Deuteronomy 29:29 we read: "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. In other words, God has revealed what He wants us to know. We are told to sing (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, James 5:13), therefore we can know without doubt that it is permissible and necessary to sing. God did NOT reveal to us the permission or authority for mechanical accompaniment. Because it has not been revealed, we can never know without a doubt that it is acceptable in His sight. It is for this reason that the instrument is not used in our worship services.

Why do you take of the Lord's Supper every Sunday?

Christ instituted the Lord's Supper at His last Passover meal before his crucifixion (Matthew 26:26-29) and asked them to do this in remembrance of him. In I Corinthians 11:23-29 we are told how to partake of the Communion with our Lord. In Acts 20:7 we are shown that the disciples came together on the first day of the week (Sunday) for this purpose.

Why do you take up an offering?
In I Corinthians 16:1-2 we are commanded to "lay by in store, as God has prospered him." We are to give back to God a portion of that with which He has blessed us. We are taught in 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 and in 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 how we should give ourselves first to God, generously and cheerfully. The money received is used to support the Lord's work, both here and in other countries. We do not expect our visitors to give to the work here, although we appreciate any gift given to the Lord.

What is the title by which your preacher is called?
We simply call our preacher our brother as we do other brothers in Christ. We do not use terms that note any distinction of one member over another, other than the terms used in the New Testament. (See Matthew 23:6-12)

What do you believe about prayer?
Prayer is a part of the worship service as well as a part of our daily lives. It is the method God has arranged for Christians to communicate with Him through Christ. We pray daily, we pray in the will of God, we pray with confidence, we pray expecting and believing, we pray for strength, we pray for healing, and much more. (See James 5:16-19).

What is the purpose of the invitation given in a church service? The purpose is to make known to the church whether you wish to be baptized, or restored to the fold or just want the prayers of the church to help with something through which you are going at the time. (See Matthew 11:28-30).

Do you have Bible study?
Yes, Our congregation has Bible Study classes available for everyone who wishes to attend after our worship service on Sunday morning and on Wednesday evening. Study is also carried on at other times and days during the week in homes (See 2 Timothy 2:15).

What do you teach about baptism? Jesus said: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-17; Please also see the following verses: Matt 28:19-20; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Rom. 6:3-6; Gal. 3:26-27).

Do you have a creed by which you live? We believe that all we need to know to serve God faithfully is stated fully and completely in the Bible (See 2Timothy 3:16-17). There is no other manual or discipline to which we give our allegiance. The Bible is the only infallible guide to heaven. “If it is more than the Bible it is too much, if it is less than the Bible it is not enough and if it is the same as the Bible, we already have it!”

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