happier for a few hours extra sleep Sunday morning, plus a hearty
Neither is it necessary to add to the size of our church. We want to
grow, but the reason we want to grow isnít first to help ourselves or
to help you. We believe our purpose is greater than that.
Weíd like you to come to our church to worship God. In these days of
vague words, that sentence could mean almost anything. We believe the
key to worship of God isnít our idea of the kind of worship God should
have, but rather the kind of worship God wants and will accept. And
where may we get such information? In Christianity there is the
answer to that question. We may learn what to believe about God and
how to worship and obey Him from His word, the Bible.
At Reibers church we are concerned to worship God as he has
commanded. The Bible makes it plain that we cannot come before God in
our own right, because we are sinful people and have disobeyed his
commandments. But the Bible also makes plain that God has wrought in
history the great plan of salvation by which sinners are forgiven and
again brought into communion with him. This plan is centered in the
work of the Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God, who was
born of the virgin Mary in order that he might become a representative
before God in living for us and bearing in his death the punishment
for our sin, and rising from the dead for us. Jesus declared, ďNo man
cometh unto the Father but by me.Ē
In our worship of God, therefore, we must come through Christ who is
the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We come giving careful attention to
the word of God. We believe we must first hear what God says to us
before we pray to him. Since the gospel is the good news of certain
facts of history, we want to learn about those facts and their bearing
on us. Since the Bible is Godís complete record of theses facts and
their meaning, we preach only the Bible from the pulpit.
We want you to come along with us to learn about God from His word so
that we can worship and serve him together.