Kindness

"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy..." Tit 3:4-5

Gentleness

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Gal 5:23-24

Goodness

"If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?" Matt 5:48 .

Faithfulness

"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much." Luke 16:10.

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The Group of people that meet at the Prineville church of Christ in Prineville, Oregon want you to know that we would want to see you come and be with us next time we meet and worship the Lord as he intends for us to worship him.  We feel strongly about how we serve Him, because we only do and say those things that we find in his Holy Scriptures.  We don't want to add anything nor do we want to take anything away.  So you will find that when we meet to worship, we will do so soberly and with much love and understanding of what the blessings of the Lord mean.

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's supper or communion (1 Corinthians 10:16) consists  of two things: (1) unleavened bread (without yeast) and (2) the fruit of the  vine (grape juice). The purpose of the Lord's Supper is to bring to our  remembrance the sacrifice of the body and blood of Jesus on the cross for our  sins (Matthew 26:26-29). We must be very careful when we partake of the  communion that we discern the blood and body of Jesus so that we partake in a  worthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:23-30). Christians are to eat the the Lord's  Supper every first day of every week (Acts 20:7).

Prayer

Prayers offered to God are to be a part of our public worship  as well as our private daily devotions. There are many examples and precepts  concerning prayer in the New Testament (1 Timothy 2:1,2,8; Philippians 4:6,  etc.). In our prayers to God we give thanks and praise His name. In our prayers  we can pray for our needs and for the needs of others. Jesus gave us a "model"  prayer in Matthew 6:5-15. He did not intend for us simply to repeat this prayer  by rote but gave it as an example by which we could pattern our own prayers.  Jesus Christ is our mediator and high priest. Therefore, our prayers must be  addressed to God in the name of Jesus (John 16:23; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews  4:14-16; 1 John 2:1,2).

Preaching and Teaching God's Word

God has commanded us to teach His Word (Matthew 28:19,20).  Both saved and sinners need to be taught. Therefore, a lesson from the Bible is  one of the acts of worship in which Christians are to engage (Acts 2:42). We  must learn God's Word so that we can grow stronger in Christ, teach others, and  overcome false teachings (1 Peter 2:1,2; 2 Timothy 2:2; 4:1-5). This is a very  important part of our worship and must never be overlooked.

Giving

Giving of our means is a part of our worship to God. This is  the way Christ's church gets the necessary funds to do its work. God has given  us the perfect plan for giving (1 Corinthians 16:2). We are told who is to give,  "Let every one of you." We are told when we are to give, "Upon the first day of  the week." We are also told how much to give, "As God hath prospered us." We  show our love for God when we give cheerfully and willingly to Him (2  Corinthians 9:7). 

Singing

Christians are commanded to praise God in song (Colossians  3:16). The kind of music God has commanded for His church is vocal music only,  that is, singing. There is no command or example anywhere in the New Testament  for the use of mechanical instrumental music in Christian worship. To add  instruments of music to our singing is a sin for it is adding to what God has  told us that He wants. No man has the right to do this (Revelation 22:18,19; 2  John 9-11). We are to "make melody in our hearts" (Ephesians 5:19), the  instruments made by God, not instruments made by man!

Neither has God commanded us to have special singers in our  worship such as choirs. Every Christian must praise God in song just as every  one must partake of the Lord's Supper for himself. The purpose of our worship to  God is not to entertain ourselves. Therefore, what we do in worship is not based  on that which appeals to our physical senses, but must be based upon what  pleases God!

True Christians want to worship God. In fact, it is  impossible for a true Christian not to worship God. When we understand God's  greatness, His glory, majesty, wisdom, and strength, and reflect upon His  infinite mercy in giving His only begotten Son to save us from our sins, our  hearts will overflow with a "sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is,  the fruit of the lips giving thanks to his name" (Hebrews 13:15).

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