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5351 Main Street, Spring Hill, TN 37174
(931) 486-2104
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Worship Directed Toward God

All week long we look forward to Sunday. This is the day that Christians have met together for centuries to worship God (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2). One reason we gather together is to spiritually uplift one another (1 Cor. 14:26). Ultimately, however, worship is not for us. We are not the audience, God is. We gather together as the church to bow our spirits before the Creator of the Universe-pledging our devotion, our loyalty, and our commitment to Him.

 

Simple, Heart-Felt Worship

God is not satisfied with showy, ornate, and ritualistic worship (Matt. 6:1-15). God wants simple worship that is poured out of our souls and offered up to Him (John 4:24). When we worship God, it is not about what we like or what sounds good to us. Worship is about pleasing God. Worship is serious business! God demands that we treat him with reverence and respect (Lev. 10:1-3). We must be careful that we give God the kind of worship He has specifically asked for. That is what we are trying to do in our worship. We simply want to worship God in ways that we can read about in the Bible. We want to worship God in ways we are sure please Him (Col. 3:17). We work hard to avoid legalism, but we also work hard to show our love to God by doing "exactly what he commanded" (see John 14:31).

 

Singing

As a group of worshippers, we absolutely love to sing. If you feel comfortable, we would love for you to join in. None of us are professionals; we are just trying to pour our spirits to God in song. If your voice is not up to par, don't worry-if your heart is right, that is all that matters. You will hear different song tempos and lyrics and styles all intended to give praise to God and teach each of us. God has commanded us to sing in Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16. You may be surprised that we don't use instruments. The reason for this is because we only read in the New Testament about singing and making melody in our hearts, so that is the pattern we try and follow.

 

Praying

One of the greatest blessings we have as children of God is being able to talk personally with our Heavenly Father. During worship one of our brothers will lead us as we join our hearts and our minds together and talk with God. You are encouraged to make this prayer your own and give either a silent or an audible "Amen" (1 Cor. 14:16).

 

Communion

The night He was betrayed, Jesus instituted a memorial meal. Jesus commanded his followers to observe this "communion" as a remembrance of Him until He comes again (1 Cor. 11:23-26). In the New Testament, we read that the church gathered together on the first day of the week to observe this intimate memorial (Acts 20:7). It was a remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, giving his body and his blood for us. We read that they did this every week, and so that is what we do. Should you take part in this communion? That decision is up to you; no one here will make that choice for you. The Bible teaches that this is a time for members of the body of Christ to remember Him, and we carefully examine ourselves while taking part (1 Cor. 11:23-34).

 

Giving

This is a part of our worship that we don't expect you to take part in. The Lord has asked us to joyfully return our best back to Him as an offering of thanksgiving (2 Cor. 9:7). God has taught us that as we give these gifts back to Him they are to be used to carry out the works of the church in benevolence, and teaching Jesus' message. Every week you will see each person joyfully giving his own personal gift back to God. Since you are our guest, you should not feel obligated to take part.

 

Teaching

When Jesus came to this world He left his teaching and instruction to mankind. Also God would choose to send his message through those who would record it. So there is nothing we enjoy more than meditating upon God's eternal Word. As we study God's promises and instructions, it causes us to feel closer to Him. In most of our services there will be a preacher presenting the lesson. He is just a regular guy-he carries no special title or authority. He loves to deeply study God's Word and share it with others. He simply presents messages directly from the Bible. We also have many Bible classes. In these classes you will find a less formal atmosphere where you may feel free to comment or ask a question. Feel free to ask anything at all! Your question or comment will aid to the class and help us learn something new as we look together to the Bible for the answer. Everything you see us do or hear us teach should come only from God's Word.

 

We Are Not Perfect, But God Is

We do not claim to have a patent on righteousness. If you are looking, you can find hypocrisy and many other human weaknesses. Our church is made up of recovering sin addicts. We are simply forgiven sinners. We don't always get it right-but Jesus does. God and His Word are always right. If you find us doing something that is not in the Bible, show us and we will change. We simply want to be Bible-believing, Bible-living people.

When We Meet

Sunday

Bible Classes: 9:00 AM

AM Worship: 10:00 AM

PM Worship: 5:00 PM

 

Wednesday

Devotional & Bible Study: 7:00 PM

 

Monday

Men's Bible Study: 7:00 PM

 

Tuesday

Ladies' Bible Class: 10:00 AM

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Mail:

PO Box 696
Spring Hill, TN

37174 

 

Phone:

931-486-2104 

 

Fax:

931-486-3377

 

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