Archive for the ‘Worship’ Category

How We Ought to Conduct Our Assembly

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Sunday evening sermon by K. Wayne Scott

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Why Are We Here>? – First Day of the Week Assembly

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Sunday morning sermon by Jady Stevens

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Acceptable Worship

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Sunday evening sermon by Mark Gentry

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Good Worshippers

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Sunday morning sermon by Mark Gentry

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BE WHO YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO BE

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

by Steve Locklair

The above title brings to mind the question – “who do you want your children to be?” No matter how you respond, the answer to who they will be, is more than likely who you are. There is a proverb in the Bible that says “Like mother, like daughter” (Ezekiel 16:44), and the same principle applies to fathers and sons. If we want our children to be good in secular endeavors, we will start them at a young age teaching them the fundamentals, having them practice, helping them to discipline themselves, and encouraging them to be the best they can be. Many parents in this world will spend much time, money, and effort to see their child succeed in areas where the rewards are only temporal and… Continue reading

Fan or Fake?

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

By Joe R. Price

College football has now ended and the basketball season is in full gear. The NFL playoffs are closing in on the next Super Bowl. Spring training and another baseball season will soon begin. Then there is hockey, golf, soccer, cricket and all the other sports you can imagine.

Years ago CBS radio advertised their NFL broadcasts with the announcer defining the sports fan’s attitude towards sports (and especially towards football). Greg Gumble made two important points about a fan: First, the true fan never complains about the amount of football games there are to watch. He is always anxious and ready to be a part of them. Second, the true fan never gets enough – he always wants more. Gumble reminded us that “fan” is… Continue reading

From the Preacher’s Pen: Resolve to Do Better in 2013

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

 

By Stan Cox

A few days ago I came across the written thoughts of a young Christian who took issue with the idea of making New Year’s resolutions, at least with regard to a person’s efforts to serve his Lord.

He made some good points, emphasizing that we should resolve today and every day to serve God acceptably. This, of course, is true. I certainly would not suggest that anyone wait until January 1st before beginning an effort to serve God. (If you do that today, you would be waiting for 360 days!)

However, the first month of the year remains as good a time as any to take stock of your spiritual standing, and to determine to do better than you have in the past. With that… Continue reading

From Where I Stand: Music in Worship

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

by Jeff Smith

Maybe you have heard that the churches of Christ are the ones without music. Of course, that is not true – it’s just that our musical worship is confined to a cappella singing and the lack of instrumental accompaniment is jarring to people who have enjoyed pianos and organs all their lives, or who crave a modern rock or R&B sound. Singing is music and an example of the fruit of our lips that God desires in worship, a setting that should be about honoring and pleasing him rather than entertaining ourselves (Hebrews 13:15). Personal preferences will tend toward one kind of music or another and contemporary worship fads will reflect that evolution, but the psalms, hymns and spiritual songs described by New Testament writers communicate praise… Continue reading

Worship and Fellowship

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

God desires that man worship and serve Him only (Psalms 95:6-7; Matthew 4:10). His people must come together as a church to worship Him (1 Cor. 5:4; 11:18; Heb. 10:25). We must do it in spirit & truth (John 4:23-24). It’s more than just having the right attitude and doing it the right way (Joshua 24:14).

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With Whom Will I Worship?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

By Joe R. Price

The question of with which church one worships is important to every Christian committed to having no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph 5:11). It will not do to proclaim allegiance to the truth and then choose to worship with a church that has left the path of truth.

Deciding where to worship arises when Christians move to a new area or when we travel on business or pleasure. It can also arise when a church departs from the faith in its teaching and practice and we must decide no longer to be in fellowship with it. Whatever the specific reason, deciding with whom to worship affects whether or not you will offer God true worship (Jno 4:23-24). While we are urged… Continue reading