Worship: Each Sunday at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Why do we worship God at the Chilliwack Free Reformed Church the way we do? The following gives our Biblical reason for the way we worship. We look forward to seeing you at one or both our services this Sunday!
We read the Bible
Since we believe that the Bible is the Word of God it forms a central part of our worship services. The public reading of the Bible has been at the heart of the worship of God since Old Testament times. In the reading of God’s Word, He speaks most directly to His people. Usually the passage that is read contains the text which will be explained in the sermon. Other passages usually relating to the sermon may be read as well.
We preach the Bible
Preaching, along with reading the Bible is God’s prime appointed instrument to build up His church. In Romans 10:14 and 17, Paul tells us that “faith comes by hearing”. Faithful Biblical preaching is to explain and apply Scripture to the congregation. In preaching the pastor will address the entire congregation in a warm experiential discriminatory way that will challenge you to not only know the truth but with the Holy Spirit’s blessing to experience it in your life. The person and work of the Lord Jesus will be central to every sermon as he is central to the Bible. (Luke 24:25-27)
We pray the Bible
The Father’s house “is a house of prayer” said Jesus (Matthew 21:13). The disciples asked the Lord Jesus: “Teach us to pray!”(Luke 11:1) Our prayers should be permeated with the language and thought of Scripture. During our time of prayer, we also bring the needs of the congregation before God, as we have been commanded in His Word (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a specific need that you would like Pastor John to address in corporate prayer feel free to contact him
We sing the Bible
In the Chilliwack FRC we sing the Scriptures. We do so with our psalter which is based on the Psalms. In Psalm 105:2, we are commanded to sing psalms unto our great God! “Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him”. Our singing is accompanied by an organist and pianist. As a congregation we love to sing to the praise of our God! You will notice this when you worship with us!
We “see” the Bible
In addition to the preaching of the Word of God our Lord has also instituted the sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38-39, Colossians 2:11-12, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). In the sacraments the Lord confirms through the visible signs that which he promises in the Bible. Our practice is to celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper five times every year including Good Friday. As a reformed church we practice baptism as a sign and seal of God’s covenant meaning that infants are also to be baptized. If you have any questions on the issue of infant baptism please find a series of sermons preached by Pastor John by clicking here