What is the Church?, by Matt Slick
A Suggested Model for the 'Worship Service'
A worship service should be influenced by the Holy Spirit, where worshippers spontaneously pray, read Scripture, sing psalms and hymns in the worship and adoration of God. Being mindful of fellow worshippers Christians can harmoniously contribute to the service, decently and in order. The service should not become a liturgy (fixed order of service).
Opening Prayer (by an Elder or mature brother)
The Attributes of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)
Any of these attributes can be chosen for prayer, Scripture reading, psalms and hymns - randomly chosen, or by the leading of the Holy Spirit
Scripture Exposition (ideally 20 minutes duration)
The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ
Theophanies (Jesus' earthly appearances in Old Testament times)
Crucifixion and Death
High Priest position
Coming for His Saints
Coming to Earth (Pre-millennial)
Any of these attributes can be chosen for prayer, Scripture reading, psalms and hymns
- randomly chosen, or by the leading of the Holy Spirit
Bread and Wine (for Christians only)
Benediction (eg. 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Apostles [sent out ones]
Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, IL: "Unshackled!" - dramatised audio testimonies
Aontas - Irish partnership of Bible-centred churches, organizations, and individuals
Church History Series - David Pawson
About David Pawson (2000)
The Ancient Church, by William Dool Killen D.D.
History of the Christian Church, by Philip Schaff -
Timeline of Christianity, Wikipedia
(Included for historical background)
Relating to one another in our daily lives
Facebook text by Forrest Chambers - 22 August, 2018
We seem to be focused on what happens in our meetings and that is quite alright, but I believe we are missing the larger picture about how God wants us to live our lives and that is to have a connection to each other during the week as well. The body of Christ is talked about a lot, but in reality, we really don't understand our role or function in that body. What we need is a more intimate relationship with each other than we can get in a meeting environment. We don't really Know each other very well that enables us to really be able to help each other emotionally and spiritually, at least that is my belief, and I believe we are missing a huge blessing to ourselves, to each other and to God. What do you think?