Central Baptist Church - Services

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“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" - 10:45am
It is our deep desire to worship God in spirit and in truth as instructed by our Lord. We do have a commitment to the “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 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 contemporary 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 contemporary praise song followed by a Responsive Reading of the Word of God.
We then sing a hymn from the Baptist Hymnal before we Worship with our Offerings.
An Offertory Hymn is sung from the hymnal.
We spend a few moments in Intercessory Prayer before we hear the sermon.
Expositional Preaching - we seek to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. The aim of the sermon is the Exaltation of Christ founded upon the preaching of Law and Gospel.
The sermon is followed by a Benediction.

Our Service starts at 10:45am lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes
We baptize as regularly as new believers are added to the Body of Christ.
We partake of the Lord’s Supper weekly (1st and 2nd Sunday in the morning service / 3rd and 4th Sunday in the evening service)


Sunday Evening Service - 6:00pm
We continue to worship the Lord in the evening of Sunday. We are committed to the Lord’s Day as being a full day and not just a full hour. We spend as few moments at the beginning of the service in worship with song. Sunday evening worship consists of the singing of hymns and Psalms from the Baptist Hymn Book with the accompaniment of piano and organ (currently in developmental progress). There is time spent in Intercessory Prayer over our church prayer list and requests made that evening.
Every other Sunday we partake of the “Lord’s Table” (The Sunday’s where we do not take in the morning service, including the 5th Sunday’s)
There is a short sermon on various Christian discipleship topics or teachings from our Reformation Confessions and Catechisms. (Example: The 1689 London Baptist Confession and Catechism, The Heidelberg Catechism, and Westminster Confessions)
The end of the service is a time for us to break into small groups and pray for each other.
The Service begins at 6:00pm and lasts about an hour


Wednesday Night - 6:30pm
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 6:30pm and it last about an hour.

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