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Our Father’s House and Me

OUR FATHER’S HOUSE AND ME

Allen Parrott Sr.

My Church is the place where the word of God is preached, the power of God is felt, the Spirit of God is manifested, the love of God is revealed, and the Unity of God is perceived.

It is the home of my soul, the altar of my devotion, the hearth of my faith, the center of my affections and the foretaste of heaven.

I have united with it in solemn covenant, pledging myself to attend its services, to pray for its members, to give to its support and to obey its laws.

It claims the first place in my heart, the highest place in my mind, the principal place in my activities, and its unity, peace and progress concern my life in this world and that which is to come.

I owe it my zeal, my benevolence and my prayers. When I neglect its services, I injure its good name, I lessen its power, I discourage its members and I chill my own soul.

I have solemnly promised, in the sight of God and men, to advance its interests by my faithful attendance, by reading the Holy Bible, by never neglecting its ordinances, by contributing to its support, by meeting with its fellow members, by watching over their welfare, and by
joining with them in prayer and praise and service; and that promise I this day renew, before God my Father, Christ my Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit my Sanctifier

YOUR QUSTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT THE WAY WE WORSHIP

WE PRAY TOGETHER OUT LOUD BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “they lifted up their voice to God with one accord.” (Acts 4:24)

WE LIFT OUR HANDS IN PRAISE BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” (Psalm 134:2)

WE SING WITH ALL OUR HEART BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” (Psalm 98:4)

WE PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “…O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph…”(Psalm 47:1)

WE DANCE IN THE SPIRIT BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “…Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.” (Psalm 150:4)

WE TESTIFY PUBLICLY BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.” (Psalm 22:22)

WE ANOINT WITH OIL FOR DIVINE HEALING BECAUSE:

In the Bible we read, “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5:14) e word of God is preached, the power of God.

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