At the church of Christ in Zephyrhills, we strive to follow the pattern of worship that you find in the New Testament. Our worship is conducted in a reverent manner, desiring to glorify God in an acceptable manner, in "spirit and truth" (John 4.24). As you can see below, our example for each act of our worship service can be found in the Bible:
- Reading of God's Word (Colossians 4.16; 1 Thessalonians 5.27)
- Prayer (Colossians 4.2; 1 Timothy 2.1-3)
- Remembering the Lord's death through communion (1 Corithians 11.23-33)
- Singing praises to God (Ephesians 5.19; Colossians 3.16)
- Giving through the collection on Sunday (1 Corinthians 16.1-2)
- Preaching from God's Word (1 Corinthians 15.1-4)
- Glorifying God (Philippians 4.20)
- Edification | Building up one another (Romans 14.19; 1 Thessalonians 5.11)
The sermons that are preached on both Sunday morning and evening are designed and delivered in a manner edify and exhort, meaning to provide instruction and application in one's life (Acts 2.42).
Communion is observed each Sunday (Acts 20.7). It is a time of reflection on the death of Jesus and it means for us. Jesus Himself instituted this memorial, the details of which can be found in Matthew 26.17-30.
A collection is taken each Sunday. It is not a solicitation of funds from outside of the church, but a responsibility of the members of the congregation to go towards the work we have been called to do (2 Corinthians 9.6-8).