We hope that our worship at Cave City will uplift you and give you strength to face the week ahead. Our goal in worship is to follow closely the example of the first church established in the book of Acts, doing all things to the glory of God.
Using the example of the first century church, we sing a capella, meaning without the accompaniment of mechanical instruments.
- Ephesians 5:19 "speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord"
- Hebrews 2:12: "I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee"
- I Corinthians 14:15 "I will sing with the spirit and with the mind also"
Public prayer is a time to thank God for all of His blessings and to ask for His care of those in need. We are given examples throughout scripture to pray.
- Romans 12:12 "Continuing steadfastly in prayer"
- I Corinthians 7:5 "Give yourselves unto prayer"
The Lord's Supper is an opportunity for Christians to participate in a memorial to remember Christ's death on the cross. We eat the unleavened bread which represents Jesus’ body. By eating the bread we are reminded of Jesus’ life, His teaching, ministry, and work. We also drink the “fruit of the vine” which represents the blood of Christ, to remind us of the sacrifice He made for us on the cross.
The Lord's Supper is a memorial instituted by Jesus in Matthew 26: 26-28
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
The purpose of this memorial is to remember Jesus' sacrifice as shown in I Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
We are given example by the apostles to partake of the Lord's Supper on the 1st day of the week in Acts 20:7
7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.
We hope that the sermons you hear will uplift you in your daily walk with God and help you to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). We see example of Paul teaching in Acts 20:7.
Acts 20:7: "and upon the first day of the week, when they were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, intending to depart on the morrow"
As Christians, we consider it an honor and a privilege to give back a portion of what God has blessed us with to His church and work being done to spread the gospel news and minister to those in need.
I Corinthians 16:2 "upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by in store, as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come"