Worship Him, Christ the Lord

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Sunday Worship - 2PM / Bible Study - 3PM

by: David Hethorn

10/26/2020

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In the worship services of many churches you may find professional singers in concerts, sensuous and even sensual dancers, theatrical performers presenting skits and plays, comedic jokesters making people laugh, and preachers of moral standards, legal requirements, political views, patriotic commitment, financial guidelines, motivational principles, ...
     You will search the Holy Scriptures in vain for any of those things in the churches of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – unless it be in the warnings to straying churches (e.g., Revelation 2:14-16; 2:20-23; 3:14-19).  
Entertaining worship belongs to idolaters (Exodus 32:1-6 / 1 Corinthians 10:7).  The preaching of anything other than Christ belongs to them who think they have something better than Him to preach.
     It is with good reason that such things are not to be found in the churches of Christ.  God’s people are concerned for their souls more than their flesh, for heavenly things more than earthly things, for spiritual things more than physical things, for pleasing God more than being pleased by men and women.  God’s people assemble to “Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 29:2).  True worship glorifies God and edifies His people, and entertains no one.  True preaching declares the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, points sinners to Him for salvation, and causes believers to worship Him.

In the worship services of many churches you may find professional singers in concerts, sensuous and even sensual dancers, theatrical performers presenting skits and plays, comedic jokesters making people laugh, and preachers of moral standards, legal requirements, political views, patriotic commitment, financial guidelines, motivational principles, ...
     You will search the Holy Scriptures in vain for any of those things in the churches of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – unless it be in the warnings to straying churches (e.g., Revelation 2:14-16; 2:20-23; 3:14-19).  
Entertaining worship belongs to idolaters (Exodus 32:1-6 / 1 Corinthians 10:7).  The preaching of anything other than Christ belongs to them who think they have something better than Him to preach.
     It is with good reason that such things are not to be found in the churches of Christ.  God’s people are concerned for their souls more than their flesh, for heavenly things more than earthly things, for spiritual things more than physical things, for pleasing God more than being pleased by men and women.  God’s people assemble to “Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 29:2).  True worship glorifies God and edifies His people, and entertains no one.  True preaching declares the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, points sinners to Him for salvation, and causes believers to worship Him.
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