The Christians who meet together at Grace Baptist Workington believe the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God, of which Jesus Christ is the grand theme, and that salvation is worked out through the atoning blood of Christ alone by the convicting and regenerating power of the Holy Spirit.

It is our desire to know the Lord Jesus Christ deeper day by day and become more conformed to His perfect life so that lost souls may be saved and He may receive the glory.

Here is more of what we believe and teach :


The Bible ~

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were written by men in such a way that God is truly and actually the author. God caused words to be spoken by the mouth of, and written in the writings of certain men so that those words are inspired of God. Scripture is God’s Word!

2 Peter 1:21 …men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:21 God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago…

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God…

The Word of God is true and without any error.

John 17:17 …your word is truth.

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God proves true…


The Trinity ~

Within the One Being that is God, there exists eternally three co-equal and co-eternal persons, namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 4:20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Romans 9:5 Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Acts 5:3-4 Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit …You have not lied to men but to God.”

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all actively involved in creation.

1 Corinthians 8:6 … yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Hebrews 1:2 …but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are also all actively involved in the salvation of sinners. The Father has predestinated and chosen those who will be saved.

Ephesians 1:3-6 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

The Father also sent His Son into the world to bring us eternal life.

1 John 4:9 God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

The Son then came to this earth to seek and save sinners.

Luke 19:10 …the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

And to lay down His life for sinners.

Romans 5:6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

The Spirit of God gives life to the spiritually dead causing them to be born again.

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.

This same Spirit also produces holiness and righteousness in the people of God by transforming them by degrees into the image of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:13 …if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.


The Depravity of Man ~

Man was definitely created in a good and upright and holy condition.

Genesis 1:27 God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 God made man upright…

But man willfully sinned against God by breaking the command of God

Genesis 2:15-17 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

In this one act of rebellion, Adam represented the entire human race in such a way that the guilt of his sin was imputed to us all so that condemnation and death came upon us all.

Romans 5:12 …sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned…

Romans 5:19 …by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners…

Romans 5:18 …one trespass led to condemnation for all men…

Romans 5:15 …many died through one man’s trespass…


Election ~

Election is most definitely taught in the Scriptures.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 …knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.

Romans 8:33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?

Mark 13:27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life, not based on anything God foresaw in the sinner, but based entirely on His mercy to choose them.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom…

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

Romans 9:10-15 … when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad – in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call – 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Though God most certainly elects some and not others, nevertheless, all men are responsible to repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 17:30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent…

1 John 3:23 …this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ…

And all those who do, will most certainly be saved.

Luke 15:10 …there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents…

Acts 16:31 Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…


The Way of Salvation ~

Jesus Christ is the only Savior given to mankind for rescuing men from sin.

Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

John 4:42 …we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.

Matthew 1:21 …you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.

It is love that motivates God to offer men a way of salvation through Christ.

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:8-10 God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

The depth of God’s love for sinners is revealed by the depth of agony He required of Jesus Christ as He suffered for sinners.

Matthew 26:39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Philippians 2:8 …he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


Regeneration ~

Man by nature is dead in trespasses and sins.

Ephesians 2:1-2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience…

And in order to be saved, man must be regenerated, which means he must be brought to life by God.

Ephesians 2:4-5 God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ…

It is the Spirit of God that brings dead sinners to life, by causing them to be born again.

John 3:3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:7-8 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The windblows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Regeneration is in no way a result of any work performed by the individual.

Titus 3:5 …he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit…

This results in a radical transformation to the individual.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

A new heart is given.

Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Desires for righteousness are given so that sin cannot be persisted in and practiced.

1 John 3:9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

1 John 5:18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

A disposition to love is put within the person.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

And saving faith comes forth.

1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God…

This new birth guarantees that the saint will overcome this world and be victorious in the end.

1 John 5:4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.

This does not happen by the will of man.

John 1:12-13 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Nor does it happen apart from the Word of God.

1 Peter 1:23 …you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;


Repentance and Faith ~

Repentance and faith are both commanded by the Lord, and are “fruits” or evidence of regeneration.

Acts 17:30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent…

1 John 3:23 …this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ…

True repentance and true faith are always found together. You cannot have one without the other.

Mark 1:14-15 Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Acts 20:21 …testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus warns us that the absence of either of these results in the eternal punishment of the sinner.

Luke 13:3 …unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Joh 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

But it must be added that sinners are saved from their sins by Jesus Christ alone…only by the grace and mercy of God…not by any work done by the sinner.

2 Timothy 1:9 [God] saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began…

Titus 3:5 …he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy…

Although repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus are required of the sinner…neither of these in any way merit or earn favor with God. Rather, both are gifts that God gives to us…not works that we offer to Him.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

All faith is not saving faith.

John 2:23-25 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

James 2:19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe – and shudder!

True repentance and true faith are always accompanied by works that bear witness to the authenticity of that repentance and faith.

Acts 26:20 …repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.

Luke 3:8 Bear fruits in keeping with repentance.

James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what goodis that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.


Justification ~

Justification is that gracious act of God by which He both acquits the believing sinner of all sin and counts him righteous.

Romans 3:23-24 …all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift…

Romans 4:7-8 Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.

Romans 4:3 “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”

The justifying righteousness of God is only for those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:21 … the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:10 …with the heart one believes and is justified…

God justifies the most ungodly of men counting them righteous entirely apart from any works or good they have done.

Galatians 2:16 …yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.


Sanctification ~

Sanctification is the act whereby the Lord sets apart for Himself a people for His own possession.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Hebrews 10:10 …we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Furthermore, every child of God experiences the sanctifying process of being transformed progressively and by degrees into the holiness and likeness of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit of God.

2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 …sanctification by the Spirit…

It is the will of God that all Christians be sanctified.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification…

God predestinated His children to this.

Romans 8:29 …those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…

The chief means used by the Spirit to bring about this change is the Word of God.

John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Ephesians 5:25-26 Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…

The end of sanctification is eternal life.

Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

Each Christian must be actively involved in his own sanctification.

Romans 6:19 …just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

2 Corinthians 7:1 …let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.


Perseverance of the Saints ~

It is most certainly taught in the Scriptures that none who God truly saves will ever totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end. The Lord makes certain that none shall ever depart from Him by putting a fear of Himself in the heart of His people.

Jeremiah 32:40 I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.

All who have come to faith in Jesus Christ, being justified by that faith, shall certainly arrive at a glorified state.

Romans 8:30 …those whom he justified he also glorified.

The power of God keeps the saint in a believing state.

 1 Peter 1:5 …who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

The Scriptures declare it to be a certainty that God will finish every work that He starts.

Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.


The Second Coming of Jesus Christ ~

Jesus promised His disciples that He would one day come again in order to gather them to Himself.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him…

Jesus will return to this earth in the same manner and with the same resurrected human nature with which He departed from this earth.

Acts 1:11 “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

And Scripture emphasizes that Jesus’ return will not be secret or unknown…but that every eye will see Him and every ear will hear.

Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wailon account of him. Even so. Amen.


Mankinds Eternal State ~

The Scriptures plainly and repeatedly teach that all men will finally and permanently remain in either one of two states: eternal life or eternal punishment.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

John 5:28-29 …an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Romans 2:6-11 He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For God shows no partiality.

Matthew 25:3441 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:46 …these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Faith in Jesus Christ is always the determining factor…for those who believe on the Son of God, there is eternal life. For those who don’t trust, worship and obey Him, there is wrath.

John 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.


The Church ~

The church is the body of Christ and is the fullness of Christ.

Ephesians 1:22-23 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The churches are the glory of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:23 … the churches, the glory of Christ.

Christ is the Savior of the church.

Ephesians 5:23 Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Christ loves the church and died for it.

Ephesians 5:25 Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

The New Testament norm is that all Christians will gather with and belong to particular congregations of saints which form local independent churches.

Acts 15:41 …he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God that is in Corinth…

1 Corinthians 11:18 …when you come together as a church…

1 Corinthians 16:1 …as I directed the churches of Galatia…

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians…

The writer of Hebrews calls us to do what can only be done in the church.

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

The only Scriptural officers of the church are elders [overseers] and deacons. and are assumed male roles only.

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons…

1 Timothy 3:1-2 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife…

1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be dignified… v.11 Their wives likewise must be dignified…


Baptism ~

Christian Baptism is the one-time immersion into water of a believer done in the Name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8:36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

John 3:22-23 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized…

Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Acts 18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…

The term Baptism means “Immersion” and immersion is the only fitting way to symbolically represent our spiritual death, burial and resurrection.

Romans 6:3-4 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Baptism is clearly commanded by the Lord and by His followers as an important act of obedience that flows from repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

But this ordinance does not of itself confer any saving merit to the sinner. We are saved by the washing of regeneration, not by the washing of water in baptism.

Titus 3:5 …he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.


The Lord’s Supper ~

The Supper of the Lord Jesus was instituted by Him, to be observed in His churches, until the end of the world as an ongoing remembrance and proclamation of His death.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”2 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The outward elements used in the observance of the Supper are bread and the juice of the fruit of the vine.

Matthew 26:26-29 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of thecovenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

Although Jesus says of the bread “this is my body”

1 Corinthians 11:24 This is my body…

He was speaking figuratively implying that the bread was emblematic or representative of His body. In the same way He took the cup saying “this cup is the new covenant in my blood.”

1 Corinthians 11:25 This cup is the new covenant in my blood…

Certainly He did not mean that the cup He was holding was actually the New Covenant in His blood, but was speaking figuratively, so also He spoke figuratively concerning the bread. The whole concept of eating and drinking the body and blood of Jesus Christ is figurative of having faith in Him.

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.


The Lord’s Day ~

The New Testament Scriptures teach that there is a day called the Lord’s Day.

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day

Because the early church clearly regarded the first day of the week with special attention…it is commonly assumed the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day.

Mark 16:9 …the first day of the week…

Luke 24:1 … on the first day of the week…

John 20:19 …the first day of the week…

Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week…

1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week…

The New Testament Church gives the example of assembling on the first day of the week for worship and the breaking of bread and the preaching of the Word.

Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.

The first day of the week was also chosen as the day for giving money to help the poor.

1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

It is fitting to view the first day of the week as a celebration of Christ’s resurrection and the redemption of His people.

1 Peter 1:3 …he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…

And it is this first day the Lord chose to manifestly meet with His people following His resurrection.

John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.


The Great Commission ~

The Church alone has been given the responsibility to bear witness to Jesus Christ in this world. It is our solemn and joyful obligation to proclaim Christ among the nations.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Luke 24:47-48 …and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.


For further information on what we believe and teach, please see The London Baptist Confession Of Faith 1689.