why we've grouped some questions around worship?
You may be wondering why this is even a question? Obviously, Christmas is a religious holiday for Christians all over the world. In fact, it is probably considered to be the de facto religious holiday on the Christian calendar. However, [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: authority, Jesus, worship
Determining how church is defined in the Bible could be done a few different ways. If we were to simply look up the word “church” in our modern dictionaries we would get something like, “a building [more]Categories: Bible ConceptsTags: authority, church, definitions, doctrine, egalitarianism, Greek words, Jesus, kingdom, salvation, worship
The purpose of worship is a worthwhile question for the believer to ask from time to time. It’s doubtful that a Christian doesn’t understand the need to worship, but remembering the purpose of worship can get lost. There is a [more]Categories: WorshipTags: calling on the Lord, faith, God, Greek words, righteousness, worship
The use of instrumental music in worship has become a staple in much of modern religious life. Not offering it is an automatic turn-off for many when choosing their church affiliation. In fact, instrumental music in worship is arguably the [more]
The Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues is often espoused in today’s evangelical world as a “stamp” of God’s approval on the individual. In some cases, as with Kenneth Copeland, the gift of tongues is their proof of anointing as a [more]Categories: Holy SpiritTags: apostles, false teachers, Holy Spirit, miracles, prophecy, special revelation, spiritual gifts, worship
Becoming a member of the church can mean a couple of different things. Depending on where you live, there are probably many different “local” churches. Within the Christian faith, these “churches” meet at a certain place, at certain designated times, [more]
The images of the church that God has chosen are powerful! In fact, God very often communicates in His word through imagery and metaphors, and why wouldn’t He given their use “takes an abstract, hard to understand idea and compares [more]Categories: Jesus the Son, WorshipTags: AD70, church, Jesus, kingdom, top # list, worship
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All kinds of qualifications for a preacher (or, in today’s vernacular an “evangelist”, “minister”, or “pastor”) exist today. [more]Categories: Bible ConceptsTags: false teachers, gospel, prophets, theology, truth, worship
In today’s religious vernacular, a preacher is a pastor. In fact, the word pastor is used almost exclusively as a title in religious organizations. Most dictionaries would list synonyms for “preacher” to be “pastor” or “minister”. Effectively, in the religious [more]Categories: Bible ConceptsTags: authority, church, definitions, Scripture, worship
The office of elder in the first century church was an important one. As such, Scripture includes specific qualifications for a church elder. To be clear, we should note that Scripture uses several words to refer to “elder” including bishop, [more]Categories: Bible ConceptsTags: authority, church, egalitarianism, Greek words, worship
Christ’s church goes by many, many different names in this day and time. The signs in front of Christian churches testify to the countless denominations that exist as well as thousands of independent or non-denominational groups. Christ’s church may indeed [more]Categories: Bible Concepts, Jesus the Son, WorshipTags: authority, church, worship
How worship to God happens and what it actually looks like varies around the world. In fact, others’ offering of worship to God in your own community may look completely different from how you worship.
Of course, there are differences [more]Categories: God the Father, WorshipTags: authority, calling on the Lord, definitions, egalitarianism, Holy Spirit, worship
It may seem like an odd or obvious question, but it’s definitely worth asking. Christian’s should be mindful of who we worship when coming together. More and more evidence in the Evangelical and Christian world today would suggest the [more]Categories: God the Father, The Godhead, WorshipTags: authority, doctrine, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, worship
Are Christians supposed to gather on a specific day when we worship collectively?
Justin Martyr was born in 100 and was a second-century apologist. Through his writings and the centuries of Christian practice, tradition certainly has [more]Categories: God the Father, WorshipTags: authority, worship
Where we worship God has often been debated through the years. Some hold to the idea that worship must occur in a cathedral — an often ornate structure dedicated to the worship of God. Others don’t take much stock [more]Categories: Authority, God the Father, Holy Spirit, WorshipTags: calling on the Lord, Holy Spirit, Word of God, worship
Invitations to ‘call on the name of the Lord’ are often extended by preachers and especially, it seems, by tele-evangelists. This may be at the end of their sermon when they invite the audience to recite a prayer, often referred [more]Categories: Bible Concepts, SalvationTags: baptism, calling on the Lord, definitions, doctrine, false teaching, salvation, Scripture weighting, sinners prayer, worship