Our worship is directed to God and should never become just a habit but a reminder of our dependence upon Him. Biblical worship involves not only outward actions but worshiping with our hearts as well (Matthew 15:8). Jesus instructed that our worship must be in spirit and truth (John 4:24). The New Testament church we read about engaged in several different acts of worship on Sunday as this is the day of Christ's resurrection. It is those acts that we as the church of Christ also engage in on the first day of every week.
As those in the first century devoted themselves to prayer, we too offer our prayers to God throughout our worship (Acts 2:42). By keeping God's will in mind, we approach God in prayer through Jesus Christ to thank Him and to petition Him with our requests (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Prayers are not said in a vain repetition, but with a heartfelt plea we make our requests known to God.
The Lord's Supper
The first day of the week is the only day that we read about Christians partaking of the Lord's Supper in the New Testament; therefore, we follow the pattern that has been set forth (Acts 20:7). By taking the Lord's Supper we remember the sacrificial death of Jesus as a memorial in which we commemorate His body and blood. This memorial includes unleavened bread which symbolizes Jesus' body and the fruit of the vine which symbolizes the blood of Jesus (Matthew 26:26-28). With our focus on the Lord's death we are reminded of God's love for us and the sacrifice of His Son. It reminds us just how costly our sins are and the price that was paid.
Preaching the Word
Just as the first-century Christians did, we make sure that when we worship God we hear His word through preaching and reading of the Scriptures (1 Timothy 4:13). We do not take a passive approach in just hearing God's word proclaimed but we must meditate on it, obey it, live it and share it with others (James 1:22). By feeding upon God's word we develop faith, how we learn to avoid sin, and grow spiritually. (Romans 10:17; Psalm 119:11) Since the studying of Scriptures is so important we also conduct Bible classes on Sunday and Wednesday and personal Bible studies for anyone anytime.
Just as the early church did we sing songs of praise and encouragement with our hearts as our only instruments (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). There are no passages found in the New Testament that authorizes the use of mechanical instruments in our worship to God. Therefore, we do not use musical instruments of any kind. We do not have choirs or soloist but everyone participates in worshiping God by making melody in their hearts to the Lord.
Giving is an act of worship that the first-century church were commanded to do (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). It is our means of glorifying God and shows our appreciation and allegiance to Him. We each give freely and willingly according to our heart's desire. Our giving is used to support God's work and to help those in need.