Ash Street Church of Christ

      601 W. Ash Street
    Perry, FL   32347
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Scriptural Worship

This is a brief description of the church services ...

Biblical Practices

Matthew 17:5: While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.  

Jesus tells us in John 4:24, "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."  To properly worship God, we must do so in a proper manner, in spirit and truth.  To worship God in truth, we must do so according to his Word, because his Word is truth (John 17:17).  Therefore, we must not exclude that which is found in his Word, and we must not include anything not found in his Word.  In an effort to worship in truth, the churches of Christ hold firm to the belief that we should speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent.  We do not claim to be the only Christians, but we do seek to be "Christians only."  Only the name of Jesus should be glorified in his church (1 Corinthians 1:10-13).  Following is a brief description of the primary forms by which churches of Christ worship ...

Form of Worship as Observed by the First-Century Christians

  • Assembling
  • Giving
  • Praying
  • Partaking of the Lord's Supper
  • Singing
  • Preaching

Scriptural References below

Assembling
Acts 11:26: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Acts 20:7: And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
Heb. 10:25a: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Giving
1Cor. 16:2: Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
2Cor. 9:7:
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Praying
Acts 2:42: And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.  
Phil. 4:6:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  
1Pt. 3:12:
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.  
Rev. 8:4: A
nd the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
Lord's Supper
Mt. 26:26: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.  
 Mk. 14:22:
And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.  
 Lk. 22:19: A
nd he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  
 Lk. 22:20:
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
Acts 20:7: And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
Singing
Eph. 5:19: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Col. 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Jms. 5:13: Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Preaching
Acts 8:12: But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 20:7: And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.