Reading Time: 3 minutes How sinful are instruments? You’re about to find out! You’re driving down a highway in your home country, which is a nice, tropical island nation. The speed-limit sign says, “TRAVEL 80KPH,” and you’re doing a solid 75. Suddenly your rear window is suffering from over illumination. Cripes, it’s the cops! You pull over, and the cop walks up to your window and asks if you know why you were stopped….
Reading Time: 2 minutes Kent West writes the following article. If you’d like to see more of his thoughts, visit http://kentwest.blogspot.com/ You would not use the word “baptize” in an unscriptural manner, to mean “sprinkle”. Neither should you use the word “worship” in an unscriptural manner, which most of us have done all of our lives. “Worship” simply means “to bow in submission”. It does not mean “sing”; it does not mean “pray”; it…
Reading Time: < 1 minute My friend, Kent West, combined the audio from a lesson I gave on “worship” with some of my notes. I was pretty flattered and also surprised that I never even thought of that…not that I’d know how to do it! You can check out his wonderful blog at Westing Peacefully. He’s a pretty smart guy and I’ve learned a lot from his spirit.
Reading Time: 22 minutes I recently saw some people talking about whether or not it’s a sin to talk with someone visiting the assembly during “the worship.” For many, “coming to worship on Sunday” is important, but is it at all what is described in the New Testament? What, exactly, is “worship?” Does the New Testament even mention a “worship service?” Turns out, it doesn’t! What’s going on here?