Category Archives: worship

Easter, a Special Holy Day?

Some people avoid any connection with Easter.  It is to them an unauthorized special holy day at best, and a pagan holiday at worst. Some people place special emphasis on Easter Sunday.  They attend the worship assembly, when they ordinarily … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: God Hates Divorce

“You cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and crying; so He does not regard the offering anymore, nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.  Yet you say ‘For what reason?’  Because the LORD has been … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Robbing God

“Will a man rob God?  Yet you have robbed Me!  But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8). The children of Israel had returned from captivity about a century earlier.  Many things … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: What Does The Lord Desire?

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:8). Didn’t God require animal sacrifices and burnt offerings? He certainly did (e.g. Leviticus 1–7, 16, 23). However, some began to treat the sacrifices as … Continue reading

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Noseblind

“Anosmia is the inability to perceive odor or a lack of functioning olfactory – the loss of the sense of smell” (Wikipedia).  Most people are not totally without the ability to smell. A much more common issue is a lack … Continue reading

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Pitch-pipes and PowerPoint

Members of the church of Christ have historically emphasized that the Bible teaches that we should have Biblical authority for what we do.  God has required such.  He did under the Old Covenant (e.g. Leviticus 10:1-2; 1 Samuel 13:9-14; 2 … Continue reading

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Rejoicing

Emotions have a place in the lives of the godly.  Let’s consider some things which should bring us joy. 1.  David worshipped with joy. He wrote, “I will praise You, O LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Prayer (Part 3)

“Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.  For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.  What is the conclusion then?  I will pray with the spirit, and … Continue reading

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“…The Temple of the Lord, The Temple of the Lord, The Temple of the Lord…”

Jeremiah 7:4 says, “Do not trust in these lying words, saying, ‘The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.’”  What is meant my these words?  What is the warning? Observe the … Continue reading

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The Tabernacle, Temple, and Church

There are several points of comparison to be made between the tabernacle and temple of old and the church.  Let’s notice… The Expense The expense that went into constructing the tabernacle and temple of old was very great.  The lampstand … Continue reading

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