"Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with their whole heart." —Psalm 119:2

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word." —Psalm 199:9

"Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end." —Psalm 119:33

"My soul longs for Your salvation; I hope in Your word." —Psalm 119:81

"Forever, O Lord, Your word is firmly fixed in the heavens." —Psalm 119:89

"I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life." —Psalm 119:93

"Oh how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day." —Psalm 119:97

"Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way." —Psalm 119:104

"The unfolding of Your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." —Psalm 119:130

"The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous rules endures forever." —Psalm 119:160

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." —Psalm 119:105

Our Beliefs

Our Goal Is To Be The Church Described In The New Testament …
We believe that when the seed, the Word of God (Luke 8:11), is sown in the hearts of honest individuals who then obey that Word, it will produce Christians – nothing more and nothing less. This is what happened in the first century, and this is what we strive for today.

Our Only Head is Christ …
We answer to Christ our Lord. He is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18). There is no human head or group of men who legislate for this church.

We Are Autonomous …
This means that we are self-sustaining and independent. The elders of the Rice Road church oversee the affairs of this congregation and no other church or organization. We are not a part of any denomination.

The Bible Is Our Only Guide …
The Bible alone governs our faith and conduct. The Bible is inspired (literally, “breathed out by God”) and infallible (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Corinthians 2:11-13). What the Bible directs on any given subject is the final word for us. It is what we preach from the pulpit; it is what we teach in our Bible classes. We believe and accept all of it as truly God’s Word.

Unity Is Our Desire and Plea …
We believe unity is commanded by God and possible (Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-10). Religious division is condemned and an indication that God’s pattern and will is not being obeyed (1 Corinthians 1:10-13). We believe division can be repaired by returning to the revealed truth of God’s Word (John 17:17, 20-21). The Bible requires that we only speak and act where God has spoken (1 Peter 4:11).