“Christians believe that true worship is the highest and noblest activity of which man, by the grace of God, is capable” - John Stott *Note John R. Stott, “Christ the Controversialist: A Study in Some Essentials of Evangelical Religion” pg. 160
Description of the Services here at Central Baptist Church and other Helpful Information
Sunday Morning Philosophy of Worship - "The Chief End of the Church is Worship" - 10:30am It is our deep desire to worship God in spirit and in truth as instructed by our Lord. We do have a commitment to a sensible “regulative principle” of worship believing that “how” we worship Him is as important as “that” we worship Him. Not only is this made clear in the 1st and 2nd commandments, but all throughout the Scriptures as a whole. 1. Cain’s sacrifice was rejected by God. 2. The Golden Calf was rejected by God. (they were still worshipping the God that freed them, but they did it with the calf) 3. Nadab and Abihu’s “strange fire” was rejected by God. 4. The worship practices of the Pharisees were rejected by Jesus 5. The worship practices of the Colossians and the Corinthians were rejected by Paul the Apostle. We desire the Scriptures to be our pattern for our Sunday morning Worship Services. Furthermore, we hold to what Moses spoke to Aaron after the death of his son’s Nadab and Abihu: Leviticus 10:3 - Then Moses said to Aaron, “It is what the LORD spoke, saying, ‘By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, and before all the people I will be honored.’” – NASB
The Order of Worship We begin with Welcome and Announcements followed by brief fellowship and a Call to Worship. The Call to Worship - The Word of God is read with a brief exhortation followed by a Prayer of Adoration. We sing a praise song followed by a cooperate Prayer of Confession. After the confession a minister Assures Us of Our Pardon from God (1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.) We then sing another praise song followed by worship with our offerings. An Offertory is sung. We have a moment of Scripture reading before we hear the sermon. Expositional Preaching - we seek to declare the main point of a particular Biblical passage. The aim of the sermon is the Exaltation of Christ in light of the proper distinctions of Law and Gospel. The sermon is followed by a Benediction.
Our Service starts at 10:30am lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. We baptize regularly as new believers are added to the Body of Christ. We partake of the Lord’s Supper twice a month (2nd and 4th Sunday in the morning service).
Wednesday Night - 6:00pm Wednesday night we corporately pray and study the Bible. We begin with Intercessory Prayer where we pray from the running prayer list and from requests made that evening. The Prayer is followed by an in-depth study of the Word of God with the aim of pedagogy (2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ) or an in-depth study of various teachings on systematic and historical theology topics as well as philosophic cultural issues and apologetics. The Service begins at 6:00pm and it last about an hour.
Service Times: Sunday 9:00am - Sunday Morning Bible Study Sunday 10:30am - Sunday Morning Worship Wednesday 6:00pm - Prayer and Bible Study
Youth: Sunday Night 6:00pm Men's Breakfast: Tuesday 7:00am