(Please note: All of our meetings take place in both spanish and english. Each pew is equipped with a translation device and headphones which allow you to hear the message in either language)
The Breaking of Bread Meeting:
At the Breaking of Bread Meeting you will notice a table in the center with a loaf of bread and a cup of wine on it. These are symbols only. However, they are very graphic symbols rich in meaning: the bread reminds us of the body of the Lord Jesus and the cup reminds us of His precious blood. Taken together they remind us of the vicarious death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Following His request shortly before His death at Calvary, we're "remembering Him" in worship and communion. And well we should for the cup reminds us of the communion of the blood of Christ and the bread of the communion of the body of Christ. Scriptural doctrine tells us that forgiveness of sin is through His blood and that forgiven sinners become members of the body of Christ: we have been "called to the fellowship of His Son: Jesus Christ our Lord."
In keeping with the New Testament pattern, various brethren guided simply by the Spirit of God will lead in worship until the bread and cup are distributed to those in the local fellowship. Hymns will also be given out during the service by various brethren as the Spirit leads. For convenience, there will be an offering taken for the Lord's work following the bread and wine. However, you will not be solicited nor will we take an offering from any person not in fellowship.
While all are heartily invited to observe the Breaking of Bread Meeting, as the scripture teaches, sharing in the bread and cup is only for those who are in the fellowship of the assembly or visiting from a similarly gathered fellowship with a letter of commendation (Romans 16:1,2). This is not an effort to discriminate or to judge the salvation of visitors but is a protection for both the assembly and the visitor. This gives the visitor the opportunity to observe and learn how we follow only the direction of the Word of God for instruction in the Worship Meeting.
The Sunday School:
We share a concern for both you and your family. Our conviction is that all quality of life issues start with a proper relationship with God through knowing His Word, the Bible, and His Son Jesus Christ. Whether you are coming alone or with your family we have classes for all ages! We will begin this time by singing choruses with the children. Following the singing the children will go to various classes belonging to their age group. Don't worry, we will help you find the perfect class for your children!
The Gospel Meeting:
If this is your first time visiting the Hampton Gospel Hall, the Gospel Meeting may be a perfect meeting to visit! We hold a Gospel Meeting every Sunday evening during which the focus is on the preaching of the Gospel. The Biblical definition of that gospel is clearly stated in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4:
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
This meeting will commence by singing a few hymns and opening in prayer. Normally there will be two speakers who will each have a 30 minute message. The grace and love of God will be emphasized as well as the great blessing of knowing sins forgiven and having eternal life. The Bible is clear that there is only one method of salvation and that is through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.
The Prayer Meeting / Bible Study:
This meeting is a mid-week gathering of the assembly to pray collectively about concerns we share and for the work of God at large. Each week we like to have a focus on a certain burden (e.g. local gospel efforts, young Christians, the needy/sick, missionary works, etc). You'll find our Bible studies both doctrinally instructive and practically encouraging and should serve to deepen interest in God's Word, the Bible.