Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church Edwardsville Illinois

Form of Worship

Our form of worship is rather simple: we sing hymns, pray publicly, and preach the word of God. Our singing is, according to Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16, done with the voice and heart; we speak to ourselves and teach and admonish one another with our voice, while we sing with grace and make melody in our hearts to the Lord. We strive to do this by using hymnals and singing by virtue of the seven shape note system.

We call on men to pray publicly multiple times during our service, according to 1 Timothy 2:8. It is a blessing to hear these men speak to the God of the universe, asking Him to bless us and others, along with other petitions and giving of thanks. We ask for prayer requests, at which time the congregation can make their requests known. Both of these things (singing and prayer) serve not only as worship to the Lord Jesus Christ, but also as teaching experiences for the congregation.

We ask men who have been called of God and fitting with a preaching gift to preach the word of God publicly. We firmly believe that this part of the service should not be neglected as these gifts are given for the perfecting of the saints and the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). This preaching can only be done with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, according to 1 Peter 1:12. Thus, we believe that preaching is very important and takes up a longer part of our service than does the singing and prayers. We pray you will come and worship with us.