The Importance of Regular Church Attendance

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Church life, Corporate Worship | 4 comments

 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25 Here are 25 reasons why you should regularly take part in the public and corporate worship assemblies of your local congregation: 1. The word of God teaches it (Heb. 10:24-25). A high and correct view of scripture...

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Sunday Morning Begins On Saturday Night

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Corporate Worship, Spiritual disciplines | 2 comments

Let’s face it. We’ve all done it. We have all had those times when we participated in corporate worship services without truly worshiping God in spirit and truth. We have all gone through the motions. We have all sat in services with our minds and hearts being at some distant place. Why does this happen? You love God. You have been looking forward to going to church all week. The worship was uplifting, the music was inspiring, and the sermon...

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Thanksgiving Day Service @ Shiloh

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Corporate Worship, Shiloh, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

There will not be a Midweek Worship Service at Shiloh this evening. We will meet in the morning for a special Thanksgiving Day Service at 9 AM in our Coleman Auditorium. Start your holiday be joining us for corporate worship. God is the source every good gift and perfect gift. And he is worthy to be praised for all of his undeserved benefits toward us. Hope to see you there! “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all...

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On Technology and Transcendence

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010 in Articles, Corporate Worship | 1 comment

So there I was in a worship service at the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City last week. Between messages, during the offering, the woman sitting next to me said to me, “Now you know you should not be playing with your phone during worship.” I explained that I chose to use the Bible on my phone and that I was simply following along with the text during the sermon. She accepted my explanation but added that using the Bible on my phone is...

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Posted by on Jun 10, 2009 in Corporate Worship, Preaching, Quotations | 1 comment

Why? Why do we do what we do? What is our ultimate goal? Why do we dress as we dress? Why do we allot time as we do in our services? Why do we preach as we preach? Why do we sing, and why do we sing it the way we do? Do we care about what the world will think of our activities? Where is God in all this? Do we seek to meet Him in His truth, begging the Spirit to use the word to reveal to us the depths of our on hearts so that we may be changed...

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Should Young Children Receive Communion?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Corporate Worship, My Thursday Article, Ordinances | 6 comments

Like many Baptist congregations, the church I serve practices what is called open Communion, rather than closed Communion. This means that every professing believer who is present for our Lord’s Supper services is welcome to participate, whether they are a member of our local congregation or not. By extension, it also means that every true believer is welcome to participate no matter what his or her age may be. Any and every child who has...

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