We desire for the people of Hope Bible Church to be a singing people. We believe that music is a gift of God for the church. Next to the preaching of the Word and the ordinances of the church, we believe that music – specifically singing – is a primary means by which the church will both praise God and encourage the saints in corporate worship and in personal devotion.
At Hope Bible Church, we strive to sing a variety of songs and hymns that are biblically faithful, applicable to lives of God’s people, and that point our attention to Jesus. Following the command of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:16, we pray: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
What happens on Sundays at Hope?
At Hope Bible Church we are students of the Word of God. We believe that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness in the Bible. The Bible is inspired by God, inerrant and infallible. Most Sundays we preach verse by verse through books of the Bible.
We are a gathering of people who worship Jesus Christ as Risen Lord who are awaiting His imminent return. It is our joy to gather together to sing songs of praise to Him every Sunday morning. We sing a mix of classic hymns and contemporary songs that are consistent with the glorious truths we find revealed in God’s Word.
The New Testament writers consistently command local churches to engage regularly in corporate prayer together. Our gatherings are centered on pastoral prayer that is specifically related to God’s Word as it pertains to Hope Bible church, Savannah, and the world.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
Our usual practice is to close the service by observing The Lord’s Supper. While weekly observance is not specifically commanded in the New Testament we believe that regular observance has been a part of church gatherings throughout church history. We also believe the Lord’s Supper allows for the body to close the service together with a focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ until He returns.