CHURCH

Key Verses

  • Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 BSB
  • I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” Psalm 122:1 ESV
Other versions 

  • Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 KJV
  • not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching. Hebrews 10:25 AMP

Do we need an Order of Service?

Suggestion

1. Confession

  • your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 NKJV
  • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our
    sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV

2. Thanksgiving

3. Praise

  • Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise Psalm 100:4 NIV 
  •  You are holy, You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3 NASB

4. Worship

  • Come, let’s worship and bow down, Let’s kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6 NASB
  • you will seek Me and find1 Me, when you search2 for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

In other words, when one worships God with all their heart, God’s Presence appears i.e. one has an Encounter with God.

5. Scripture

  • devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, and to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:13 BSB
Other versions
 
  • Until I come, devote yourself to public reading [of Scripture], to preaching and to teaching [the sound doctrine of God’s word]. 1 Timothy 4:13 AMP

6. Prayer

  • “Again I say to you, that if two believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Matthew 18:19 AMP

7. Breaking Of Bread

  • So when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper, for when you eat, each one hurries to get his own supper first [not waiting for others or the poor]. So one goes hungry while another gets drunk… So then, my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat [the Lord’s Supper], wait for one another [and see to it that no one is left out]. 1 Corinthians 11:20-22,33 AMP

8. Other Components

  • What then is the right course, believers? When you meet together, each one has a psalm, a teaching, a revelation (disclosure of special knowledge), a tongueor an interpretation. Let everything be constructive and edifying and done for the good of all the church. 1 Corinthians 14:26 AMP

Footnotes

  1. 04672 מצא [mâtsâ’] \maw-tsaw’\
    A primitive root; properly to come forth {to} that {is} appear or exist; transitively to {attain} that {is} find or acquire; figuratively to {occur} meet or be present: – + be {able} {befall} {being} {catch} X certainly (cause to) come ({on} {to} to {hand}) {deliver} be enough (cause to) find ({-ing} {occasion} {out}) get (hold {upon}) X have ({here}) be {here} {hit} be {left} light (up-) {on} meet ({with}) X occasion {serve} (be) {present} {ready} {speed} {suffice} take hold on.
  2. 01875 דּרשׁ [dârash] \daw-rash’\
    A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship: – {ask} X at {all} care {for} X {diligently} {inquire} make {inquisition} [necro-] {mancer} {question} {require} {search} seek {[for} {out]} X surely.