Worship 5 Components
Psalm 149:1, “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly!”
Praise: At FCCOP, within the assembly one will hear hymns. The beautiful hymns have a gracious melody and are filled with theological reflection. It is our perspective that the hymns provide the church with an offering that reflects truth, for the glory of God.
Preaching: The highest purpose of the preacher is to faithfully exposit Scripture. That is why at FCCOP our preacher does not look to trendy gimmicks, manipulative methods, or shallow entertainment, but one will hear the proclamation of Biblical truth. It is only through expository preaching that the people will hear the full counsel of God. This style of preaching was modeled by Ezra the scribe (Neh. 8).
1. Ezra presented the word (Neh. 8:1-4)
2. Ezra explained the word (Neh. 8:7)
3. Ezra applied the word (Neh. 8:7)
4. The people understood (Neh. 8:8)
Offering: In the New Testament offering is an act of worship. It is a privilege to be able to give to God. Offering to the Lord is one way we show our love for His provision in Christ (2 Cor. 8:24, 1 John 3:18).
Offering to the Lord is to advance the work for the kingdom (2 Cor. 11:9, Phil. 4:15-16).
Offering to the Lord will also develop the Christian spirituality (2 Cor. 9:11, Matt. 6:21).
The offering that one makes helps assist the ministry of FCCOP.
Fellowship: Christians are bound together in our common salvation Jesus Christ (Jude 3). Fellowship involves a sharing of something in common. This common salvation can only be experienced within the family of those ‘in Christ’. Christian fellowship is rooted and grounded in the very heart of God’s gospel.
The Lord’s Supper: Commemorates Jesus’ death for our salvation. The early church never gathered to celebrate the resurrection without observing the memorial of Christ’s death. The early church observed the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day only on the Lord’s Day. Therefore, to return to the old paths, we celebrate the table of the Lord every Lord’s Day!
Evidence from the New Testament: (Luke 22:19, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:2)