What to Expect
Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating experience. We don't want you to feel awkward or intimated. We will do our best to help you feel welcome. Whether you’ve been a Christian for years, or simply checking things out for the first time, we look forward to seeing you at Sovereign King Church. Look below for descriptions of some of the things you will see on a typical Sunday Morning.
Singing is a command from Christ for all his people and a great blessing from him. In the public gathering of the saints, we get to sing songs that declare God’s truth and promises. We sing the great hymns of the faith from all eras of Christian history, the psalms from God's word, and newer praise songs. As we sing, our focus is not on ourselves, but on the mighty God who made us and calls us to Himself.
Each week we have the privilege of joining together before God in prayer. Whether we are asking for His forgiveness, praying for our nation’s leaders, or thanking Him for providing, we approach God’s throne with boldness and confidence, knowing that our heavenly Father hears and answers us.
The Bible is the very Word of God. Hearing God’s word read is life-changing. It convicts and heals us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We read from both the Old and New Testament regularly.
Catechism is a funny sounding word but it simply means to teach Biblical truth in an orderly way. This is typically done with questions and answers to be explained and memorized. This has been a practice that Christians have done for centuries. We use the Westminster Shorter Catechism and our own SKC Family Catechism. Children are invited to come up to the front of the sanctuary at the end of the service for some teaching with one of our elders or other qualified men.
We believe that the Bible is the ultimate authority for all of life. When God's word is preached and taught, God is glorified, man is humbled, Jesus is honored, and lives are changed. 2 Timothy 4:2 says "Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. The kind of preaching and teaching that God wants must convince, rebuke, and exhort. This isn't always the thing our sinful hearts want to be confronted with, but if we are careful not turn our hearts from hearing truth, godly preaching will not only convict our sinful hearts but heal them.
The Lord Jesus instituted a physical sign and seal of his fellowship and communion with believers often called the Lord's Supper. In the Lord's supper, Christians in remembrance of Christ's death on the cross for sins eat bread and drink wine. Every week at the Sovereign King Church, we enjoy this sacrament together. Those who have been baptized, have made a profession of faith, are members of a bible believing church in good standing, and do not have any unrepentant sin are invited to participate.