Each Sunday we gather as an assembly of God’s people. The dress is casual, and ALL are welcome to come and hear the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ whether you are already a Christian or not. On the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate Communion. Our desire is to worship God in the fullness of His glory. We strive to include the following five means of grace each week for the purpose of glorifying God and enjoying Him as His people.
- Reading the Word: Worship centered on God’s Word is key to keeping God at the center of our worship as the corporate Body of Christ and as an individual member of His Body (1 Tim.4:13).
- Praying the Word: God speaks to us through His Word, and prayer is our request for Him to give us understanding of what He has said and the grace to respond with faith and repentance (Jn.15:7; Acts 4:24-30).
- Singing the Word: Singing songs saturated with sound theology and biblical experiences of our faith in God serve to remind us of His glory and goodness and give us a meaningful way of expressing our thanks to Him for who He is and all that He has done. At Grace Life, we sing songs old and new (Ps.119:172; Eph.5:19; Col.3:16).
- Preaching the Word: We preach the Scriptures expositionally. Expository preaching is the study of Scripture verse by verse and letting the main truths of a passage serve as the main points of the sermon. We normally preach through books of the Bible and alternate between the Old and New Testament books, but we occasionally preach “topical” series that approach the Bible expositionally (2 Tim.4:1-5).
- Seeing the Word: We observe the two biblical ordinances of Communion and Baptism that serve as biblical signs of our covenant relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Communion, we see the visible reminder of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus on the cross for our sins.
In Baptism, we see the visible reminder of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; and simultaneously, we see the visible reminder of the death and burial of our sin, the washing away of our sin, and our soul’s resurrection to new life. Seeing these signs is a display of the beauty and power of the gospel that serves two purposes: (1) The renewal of the Christian’s faith; and (2) A call to lost sinners to repent and believe the gospel.