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Do we speak in tongues? Do we use music in our worship? How do we study the Bible? What do we do on Sundays? This page has the answers to these questions and others like them!
PROLOGUE
1 Timothy 3:15 - “but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in
the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
The apostle Paul, by the inspiration of the Spirit of God, expressed clearly that the local church (assembly of Christians) in this age of grace is "the house of God" and thus, bearing the figure of being the "pillar and ground of the truth."

This description of the local assembly as having the character of the "house of God" reveals the connection of the present day collective local Christian company with the principles of the place where God chose to place His Name in the Old Testament scriptures:

Jacob first sensed the awe of the Person of the House in Genesis 28,
Moses received instruction for the Pattern of House in Exodus 25,
David gathered the material for the Preparation of the House in 1Chronicles 22,
Solomon assembled the people for the Praise of the House in 2Chronicles 4,
Haggai prophesied to motivate towards the Progress of the House in Ezra 5,
Ezra returned with the remnant for the Promotion of the House in Ezra 7,
Zechariah previewed the future in the Prospect of the House in Zechariah 6.

Therefore, in this present dispensation between Pentecost in Acts ch. 2 and the Rapture of the saints, there is on the earth, autonomous local assemblies in every land, where, in the same pattern of the communication from the apostle Paul,
Timothy is commanded to guard the Principles of the House (1Timothy 3:15).
As in the Pattern received by Moses in Exodus 25, there is discernible in the New Testament Scriptures, a clear pattern from which principles and practices of the local church can be derived and described.
The following are thus a brief description of the things we practise:
KUCHING CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
WHAT WE PRACTICE:  THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK
WRITTEN IN ENGLISH

Acts 20:7
"And
upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight."

Ever since the first century, Sunday, the first day of the week was viewed by Christians as a "day of worship", and was not equivalent to the Sabbath of the law of Moses which was a ceremonial commandment to be kept by the nation of Israel.

No where in the New Testament is the "first day of the week" called a "day of rest" after the manner of the Sabbath. The Sabbath always remained as the "day of rest" under the law of Moses.

The "disciples came together to break bread" on the first day of the week, as a continuous regular practise for local churches, and this was called "the Lord's day" in Revelation ch. 1.
WHAT WE PRACTICE: THE HEADSHIP OF CHRIST
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1 Corinthians 11:3–5
"But I would have you know, that
the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven."

1 Corinthians 11:10 "For this cause
ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels."

1 Corinthians 11:16 "But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither
the churches of God."

- The symbol of the Headship of Christ in the gathered company of the saints is on every head of a man (uncovered) and a woman (covered) who is in the fellowship of the church.
- The reason for this symbolism and testimony is stated as being "because of the angels", and therefore we understand this to be not a cultural phenomenon.
- This was a practise known throughout the churches in the first century, and was not limited to one locality or culture.
WHAT WE PRACTICE: THE FEATURES SEEN IN A LOCAL CHURCH
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Acts 2:41–42
"Then they that gladly
received his word were baptized: and the same day  there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
And they continued stedfastly in the
apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

We see here in the first local church in Jerusalem a pattern for:

The word of the gospel received and conversion experienced,
The exercise of public identification with the name of Christ in water baptism,
The addition to the local assembly,
The stedfast continuance in the apostles' doctrine,
The continuation in the fellowship of the local assembly,
The continuation in the breaking of bread in this fellowship,
The continuation in the exercise of collective prayers in this fellowship.
WHAT WE PRACTICE: THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD OF GOD
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Romans 12:6–8
"Having then
gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: ..."

Ephesians 4:11-13
"...
pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"

Acts 6:4
"...we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to
the ministry of the word."

Acts 20:27
"...I have not shunned to declare unto you
all the counsel of God."

- In order for believers to grow and progress spiritually, there is the regular necessity and need for the teaching and ministry of the word of God.
WHAT WE PRACTICE: THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL
WRITTEN IN ENGLISH

1 Corinthians 15:1–4
"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you
the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
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:"

- Following this same pattern, we proclaim the message of the gospel as regularly and as often as there is opportunity.
WHAT WE PRACTICE: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
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Acts 20:28
"Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to all the flock, over (Greek: among, or, in) the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood."

- Every local church in the pattern of the New Testament has a plurality of overseers raised from among the local congregation,
and known personally by their example, and are thus guides and who see to continual spiritual well being of the people of God.
WHAT WE PRACTICE: THE BREAKING OF BREAD (THE LORD'S SUPPER) & MEETINGS IN GENERAL
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1 Corinthians 11:20
"When ye
come together therefore into one place, ...to eat the Lord’s supper." - The practice of Lord's supper is an activity of the local church, not private persons.

1Corinthians 11:24, 25
"this do (plural) in
remembrance of Me" - In the breaking of bread, there are to be also memorial tokens of worship.

1Corinthians 14:16
"thy
giving of thanks" - the tokens of worship is in the form of giving of thanks.

Hebrews 13:15
"By him therefore let us offer the
sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name."

1 Corinthians 11:26
"For as often as ye eat this
bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till He come."
- This is done as often as every first day of the week.
- The emblems remain as bread and wine.
- This is a proclamation of His death, burial and resurrection and coming again.
- Thus, the contents of the memorial tokens of worship involve an appreciation of the Saviour in His incarnation, and work of salvation on the cross of Calvary together with His triumph over death in resurrection and exaltation, and with the prospect of His return in His kingdom.

1Corinthians 14:26
"when ye come together, every one of you hath a
psalm, hath a doctrine, ... Let all things be done unto edifying." - There will be the singing of hymns and the opening of scripture to minister and teach unto the edification of the believers.

1 Corinthians 14:31–33
"For ye may all prophesy
one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets: for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
- There is an order in public participation for all the above activities of worship and the opening of the word of God.
- Having many people in a congregation speaking simultaneously is foreign to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 14:34
"Let
your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law."
- The role of women in the gatherings of the Lord's people is not in the public capacity, but rather in private.