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Lords' Table & Prophesying - Sunday - 10:00 AM - Participate Live
Sisters' Prayer - Tuesday - 10:00 AM - Participate Live
Corporate Prayer - Wednesday - 7:00 PM - Participate Live

Meeting at: 10524 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(Until further notice, all meetings are online only.)
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Under the Lord's sovereign arrangement, the meetings of the church have been online and away from the meeting hall. It's not clear when the way will be clear to return to coming together in the hall and, as a result, there will be few opportunities for the church to receive your offerings to the Lord. But there are still bills to pay, so we would like to fellowship the following ways that have been set up for you to make your gifts.

Read more: Giving During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Online-Prayer-Meeting---2020-03-25 Prayer Meeting of the church on Wednesday, March 25, 2020"Oh the church of Christ is glorious and we belong to it!."

How sweet is has been that, in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we have not abandoned our meeting together as the church (Heb. 10:25). By using available technologies, the saints are able to meet, pray, sing and fellowship even while practicing social distancing and self-quarantine.

Some are having morning revival together, others are reading the ministry together. One group of brothers is participating in the International Training for Elders and Responsible ones online. This has even allowed some dear saints, who for reasons of health or circumstances have not been able to attend meetings in person, to participate in the meetings.

As good citizens, we are encouraging all the saints to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and various governmental agencies by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, not gather in groups greater than 10 and to keep at least 6 feet apart when you do gather together.

But as good citizens of the heavenly kingdom, we encourage all the saints to exercise their spirits and enter into the enjoyment of the Lord in the meetings of the church. At this time, there are three recurring meetings online: 

  • Lord's Day Morning - Lord's Table and Prophesying
  • Tuesday Morning - Sisters' Prayer
  • Wednesday Evening - Prayer Meeting of the church

Use the links in the top left hand corner of the church's webpage to access these meetings at the designated times.

When this crisis is over and we once again begin to meet as before at the meeting hall of the church, we hope that those who cannot physically be with us will avail themselves of this technology to be with us, more than just in spirit, but in this very practical way.

The Spiritual Warfare of the Church as the New Man

Week 1 - The Church as the New Man Engaging in Spiritual Warfare to Defeat God's Enemy and to Bring In the Kingdom of God

 

Lord's Day Morning Meetings

In light of the rapidly developing situation related to the COVID-19 virus, with guidance from the CDC and governmental authorities, and after much fellowship, we are implementing the following changes to the Lord's Day morning meeting schedule:

 

Lord's Table Meeting - 10:00 AM

  • A small group of saints will gather at the meeting hall and will lead the meeting in the singing and the breaking of the bread.
  • All other saints should log onto the Zoom broadcast of the meeting by clicking on the button below:
    buttonjoin-the-meeting

 

 

  • The saints can log on individually or in small groups no larger than 10 saints.
  • During the singing, all logged on individuals or groups will have their microphones muted.
  • After the singing has ended, microphones will be un-muted so that all may participate in praising the Lord and to call additional hymns.
  • During the breaking of the bread and the passing of the cup, each logged on household that chooses to may break bread and share a cup in their home

 

 All Can Prophesy Meeting - 11:00 AM

  • A brother will give an opening word
  • All the saints should feel free to participate in the meeting by speaking their enjoyment and by standing with the others saints as they speak.

 

 Preparing Yourself, Your  Home and Your Computer / Phone for the Meeting

You may use your home computer, laptop or phone to participate in the online meetings of the church. Please take the following steps to make sure you have a good online experience:

  1. We want to maintain a spiritual atmosphere for the meetings. Join in prepared to exercise your spirit to sing, to pray and to praise the Lord.
  2. To the extent possible, make sure your environment is free of background noise.
  3. If you use a camera, and we hope you do:
    • Make sure it is in a stable position, free of jostling and unintended movement.
    • Place your camera approximately level with your face and about one arm's length away from you
    • Do not hold your camera in your lap. It is not stable and movement is a distraction from the meeting and ends up displaying at an awkward angle.
  4. Upon logging in, open the CHAT and Participants areas.
    • The CHAT area can be used to communicate song numbers to everyone. If the song number is sent to EVERYONE, but you do not have CHAT open, you will not see the message.
    • You may send a CHAT message to EVERYONE or to anyone in the PARTICIPANTS area.
  5. If you use a computer or laptop for the video and your phone for the audio, please mute the microphone on one of those devices to prevent feed back and echo.
  6. If two or more participants in the same household access the meeting on different devices, each person should be in a separate room or area to prevent feedback and echo.

 

It is really hard to identify any one verse in the Bible as being my favorite, but without any doubt, one of my favorite verses would have to be John 6:57:

“As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of Him, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.”

Most Christians interpret this verse as referring to the traditional celebration of Communion, from those who believe the bread and wine of Communion is transfigured into the literal Body and Blood of Jesus to those who accept that the verse is symbolic and practice the eating of the bread and wine, sometimes called the Lord’s Supper, as a remembrance of the death of Jesus on cross in the accomplishment of our redemption. I have no intention in this article to debate the validity of either of these interpretations. I do however want to say that if your only understanding of eating Jesus is to participate in Communion, then you are missing out on a significant and rich portion of the Christian experience.

The Bible is replete with images and exhortations regarding eating the Lord, from Genesis where the man created in God’s image was placed before the tree of life and told to eat its fruit (Genesis 2:16) to Revelation where overcomers are promised the right to eat of the tree of life for eternity (Revelation 2:7, 12:24). The entirety of John 6 is concerned with eating, from the Lord’s feeding of the 5,000 (vs 1-15) to His declaring that He is the bread of life (vs 22-51) to His exhortation to eat His flesh and drink His blood (vs 52-59).

What then does it mean to eat Jesus?

Read more: What Does it Mean to "Eat Jesus?"

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