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The Elements of Worship: Part Two

Tonight, as we conclude our series on Biblical Worship, we look at what elements of worship we find in the New Testament. As we explore this topic we find that the NT Church used God’s instructions from the Tabernacle/Temple worship in the OT as a template. We find that what God has put in place for His people to worship Him is clear and purposeful. Join us as we discuss how the church should continue to worship today and why God’s instructions are what will bring us the greatest joy in worship and Him the greatest glory.

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The Elements of Worship: Part One

Tonight we continue our series on Biblical Worship by looking at the different elements of worship. We begin tonight by framing how we even begin making the decision on what elements should be included in worship by discussing the Regulative Principle vs. the Normative Principle. We then move to look at the Old Testament and what God institutes as true and right worship for the Israelite people. Join us as we begin studying this important topic.

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The Form Of Worship

In the second sermon of “Biblical Worship” series we discuss what our posture should be in worship. In our sermon last week we studied the fact that God demands our worship and at the same time worship is a gift of God to His people. Tonight, we move forward to discuss how we should come to worship our great God. We begin by looking at Leviticus 10 and then we move to look at four postures we should strive to pursue each week when we gather to worship. Join us as we study this important and serious topic.

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The God We Worship

Tonight we begin our short series on Biblical worship, “How Then Should We Worship.” The topic of worship, true Biblical worship, is largely a lost topic in the local church today. What does it truly mean to worship God? Why do we worship? What should our posture be in worship? What elements should have a part in worship? We will discuss all of these topics and more within this series. Tonight we focus on the God that we worship? Who is it that we worship and why do we worship Him? God demands our worship, but this statement alone raises many other questions. Join us as we explore this topic together.

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Triumph

Tonight we conclude our series through the book of Acts by studying Acts 28:17-31. In these final verses of Luke’s account we see that Luke’s focus in squarely on the Gospel and its proclamation. This puts in view for us what has been truly important for Luke throughout his entire history of the early church. As we look at these verses we will see how the triumph and advancement of the Gospel is what was most important then and continues to be most important now. Also, we will see how this triumph is due entirely to the work of our sovereign God who always fulfills His promises.

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The Providence Of God For His Children

Tonight we look at the first half of Acts 28. In these first 16 verses we find Luke pointing to the provision of God in various ways. Luke also highlights Paul’s faith and generosity. Join us as we walk through this passage and look specifically at these themes and how they challenge us as God’s children.

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To Whom I Belong

Tonight we study Acts 27 and Luke’s account of Paul’s journey by boat to Rome. In this tumultuous story we find great detail on Luke’s part in his descriptive account and great confidence in Paul’s posture to the storm that they encounter. Paul’s posture of confidence seems to be rooted in his understanding that he belongs to God. Join us as we discuss this passage and the idea that who we belong to makes all the difference when we encounter the storms that life throws at us.

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Comfortable With Death

Tonight we are studying Acts 25:1-1. In these verses we find Paul having a discussion with the new governor of Judea, Festus. While his conversation is brief and ends with an appeal to Caesar we get a glimpse of Paul’s posture toward death. Why is it that Paul is comfortable with the idea of death? Should all Christians be comfortable with death? Join us as we explore these questions in order to have a more God-exalting posture of death and all that the Gospel has accomplished for us.

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The Resurrection of the Dead

Tonight we study Acts 24 and Paul’s trial before Governor Felix. In Paul’s defense he mentions that he believes in the resurrection of the just and the unjust. We will look at what Scripture teaches about the resurrection of the dead and the doctrine’s implications for us today.

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Wartime

We are finishing up Acts 23 tonight by studying Acts 23:12-35. In this passage we find Paul learning of an assassination plot against him and as a result being shipped off to Caesarea to stand trial before Governor Felix. For us, there seems to be little that we can relate to in a story like this. Upon a closer look, though, we should understand that we do face a situation that is actually much more serious than what the Apostle Paul was facing here in Acts 23. Join us as we look at the situation we find ourself in and how our gracious God has acted and provided for us in amazing ways.

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