Zion Rest PBC
We are a congregation of believers located in Jasper Alabama who aim to hold fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and His pattern for the Church. We hold the Bible as the inspired word of God that provides us with the blueprint for how the New Testament church is to be established, organized, and administered.
We see to uphold the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to worship Him in both Spirit and in Truth.
Through the Spirit of God we strive to serve the Kingdom of God through ministering to the needs of the saints by fulfilling their spiritual as well as physical needs. We seek to accomplish this by:
Ministering to our local church congregations
Ministering to the local community of Jasper
Ministering to the saints of God around the World
We aim to hold to the truth of Jesus Christ without exception. We hope to exemplify this through our worship. Our services are simplistic in their organization, but powerful in their goal which is to completely take man out of the picture, and place total focus on our Lord Jesus Christ. This is achieved by following the biblical example of the New Testament worship service which consisted of: singing, preaching, and praying. These services are open and inclusive to the whole family. We believe the bible teaches the example of family worship, and we strive to keep the family together to foster growth in Christ through worship.
As Jesus said: “There is coming a time when true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth”. If you have desired a less distracting worship service, and would like to hear more about God’s amazing grace please com and worship in simplicity at Zion Rest PBC.
What We Believe
This is a brief description of our basic beliefs. For more information click each link to view our position papers.
We believe that God is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He forms the Godhead as the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one.
We believe in the doctrine of the Trinitarian Godhead: that is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three being one God, yet distinctly three, as is the mystery of the Trinity. (Genesis 1:26, Daniel 7:13, John 1:1-19, 1 John 5:7)
We believe that the child of God is to glorify the Lord in everything he/she does (1 Corinthians 6:20). The child of God is to particularly join themselves together on the first day of the week to set aside a holy time of worship for our God (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Hebrews 10:25).
We believe that the worship service consists of: singing, praying, and preaching.
We believe that this is to include the family as a whole without the separation of parent and child, but that the preaching of the word of God, and the singing of praises are for parent and child, young and old together as one body of Christ (Mark 10:13-15)
We believe that the biblical example of Baptism as exhibited by our Lord which is baptism by immersion. This is greatly evidenced throughout the bible where Jesus, and others both “went down into the water” and “came up out of the water” (Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Acts 8:38). Baptism is to be a representation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4). Therefore immersion baptism is the only method that accomplishes this representation. We also believe in a “Believer’s Baptism” which is baptism of the converted, repentant believer as John the Baptist indicates when he began his ministry: “Repent, and be baptized”.
We believe that man was created by God in His image. We believe that man was Adam, and due to his failure to uphold the law of God to not partake of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge that sin was brought into this world. It was due to Adam’s disobedience that Christ entered into the world: to redeem His children from Adam’s sin (Romans 5:12-21).
We believe that the scriptures are the inerrant, inspired word of God, and the only source for practice and doctrine in the New Testament Church. As stated by the Apostle Paul “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)