The Lord's Supper
The Lord’s Supper is observed on the first day of each week. All believers, including visitors are encouraged to fulfill their priestly responsibility. Brethren as led by the Holy Spirit participate audibly. The meeting takes the form of spontaneous expressions of remembrance, worship, praise, and thanksgiving through prayers, hymns, reading and expounding of Scriptures, and focusing on our Lord and Saviour – Jesus Christ. The one loaf signifies the Body of Christ and also expresses the unity of the Church. The wine typifies Christ’s blood, shed for the remission of sins. By partaking of these emblems we proclaim the Lord’s death “til He comes”.
Visiting believers will be received upon presentation of a letter of commendation, introduction by a known believer, or on their clear profession of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Recognizing the oneness of the Body of Christ and loving all believers “that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours”, (1 Cor. 1:2) we welcome those who are godly in life and sound in doctrine.
(Acts 20:7, 1 Peter 2:5,9, 1 Tim. 4:15, Mark 14:22, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Cor. 10:17, Matt. 26:28-29)
Because of the importance of the Lord’s Supper in Scripture, as a command by our Lord, an absence of any believer in our assembly fellowship of more than a period of eight consecutive weeks, should be discussed with the elders, and could result in the withdrawal of their name from the “fellowship list” and privileges of the assembly.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some are; but exhorting one another – and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching”. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Baptism (Acts 2:41)
Baptism is a very important step of obedience in the life of a believer; in fact, it should be one of the earliest steps, taken prior to assembly fellowship.
Baptism is an important part of the witness of a Christian, for it signifies identification in the death, burial and resurrection with Christ, and indicates a desire to walk in newness of life.
Scripture teaches baptism by immersion. (Rom. 6:1-7, Acts 8:36-39, Acts 2:41-42, Acts 10:47-48, Acts 18:8)