Your Kids, Church, and Electronics

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We just posted seven blogs about the purpose of church. I hope you get the heart behind these blogs… we want you to see that when you gather together on Sunday morning it is a time to worship God. I want to encourage you to view the congregational gathering as a holy time. The people […]

Congregational Worship in a Nutshell

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  Over the past week, I wrote five posts about congregational worship. Now I am going to do what I was actually asked to do and try to put everything into one brief post. The New Testament gives five main ways in which people should worship as a congregation when they meet on Sunday mornings. […]

Elements of Congregational Worship: Giving

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Here we are at the last element of congregational worship! So far I have written about prayer, singing, Scripture, and the Lord’s Supper. Now I want to finish off by discussing giving. Notice that I say “giving” and not “tithing.” This is because I believe that tithing is a practice commanded in the Old Testament […]

Elements of Congregational Worship: Scripture

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The third major element of congregational worship is the reading and teaching of Scripture. Scripture makes it clear that it is inspired by God (God-breathed) and is very useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. That way the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17). And […]

Elements of Congregational Worship: Singing

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Last time I wrote about the importance prayer in a worship service. Today I want to write about the second important element in congregational worship: singing. 2) Singing James Montgomery Boice observes, “There are many kinds of worship, just as there are many styles of music. But it is no accident that biblical worship, in […]

Elements of Congregational Worship: Prayer

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In one of Paul’s recent blogs he answered the question, “What is the church.” If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to move on over there and check it out! In his post, he narrowed down the actions of the church to three broad categories… upward, inward, and outward. Upward relates to worshipping God, […]