The Church Meetings
Lord’s Table Meeting
“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; 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.’ 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.’ ” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)
“Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread…” (Acts 20:7)
At the Lord’s table meeting we remember all that the Lord accomplished for us through His life, His death on the cross, His resurrection and ascension. He is the complete and perfect offering to the Father. Anyone who has received the Lord as their savior may partake of the bread and wine. The Lord’s table is also our festal gathering (1 Corinthians 5:7-8), where each one of us worships the Father by bringing our best experience of Christ during the week as an offering to the Father for His enjoyment and satisfaction.
At the prayer meeting, we gather together to pray, as the Holy Spirit leads, for His kingdom to come and that His will be done (Matthew 6:10). We pray for the going on of the church in New York City, for all the needs of the brothers and sisters, for unbelievers to receive salvation, for seeking Christians who desire to meet and build the church according to God’s way, and for all the churches around the world.
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42).
For us to grow and go on as Christians, it is important for each one of us individually to read and spend time in the word of God in our daily lives, seeking light from Him, and gaining experiences with Christ. We spend time in the fellowship meetings to really get into the word, and share our experiences with one another for the edification — the building up — of His church.
Children’s Meeting “And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus,” (2 Timothy 3:15)
Our children need a good foundation in the word of God, so they, too, can be saved and come to the full knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). During the children’s meeting, we sing praises to our God together, hear Bible stories, and learn the basic truths in the Bible, with the goal of better knowing our God and Father.
10:30 am – The Lord’s Table
11:00 am – Fellowship
11:00 am – Children’s Meeting
8:30 pm – Prayer Meeting
8:30 pm – Fellowship