Resurrected Living
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Posts Tagged ‘Worship

Unless You Become Like Children

May 13, 2021

“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’” (Matt. 19:13-14) Attendance is down in churches all across America. Midweek […]

Should Churches Keep Streaming Worship?

April 29, 2021

Last year nearly every church went online. Because churches were unable to gather in person, they used Facebook, Zoom, YouTube, and other digital platforms to stream worship. Now that many churches are meeting in person again, some are asking, “Should we keep streaming our worship online?” The short answer is yes! Let me explain why […]

If Our Kids Would Say…

December 31, 2020

“We were in church every time the doors were open.” I have heard this sentence or something like it many times in my life. I have heard it uttered by Christians and townspeople in describing their upbringing. I have even heard it in some interviews with actors and musicians detailing the culture in which they […]

Participation in Worship

September 20, 2018

The participation of the worshiper in worship has varied over the years. In the early church, worshipers were engaged in every aspect of worship, but nowadays it is possible to attend a worship service where nothing is expected of the worshiper. This raises an important question. Have we worshiped if we have not participated in […]

Defining Worship

February 11, 2016

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” (Psalm 42:1) What is worship? It is something Christians do every week, but could you explain it if you had to? What would you say to someone who does not know what worship is? God alone is deserving of worship […]

This Is My Body

January 27, 2016

While Jesus is at the table, he takes the bread, breaks it, and looks at Matthew. As far as we know, Matthew is the only one of the twelve that, when he starts following Jesus, people are pulling Jesus aside and saying things like, “Are you sure you want to be hanging around this guy? […]

A Prayer Before We Give

January 26, 2016

Heavenly Father, This year, as every year, we commit ourselves to be people who give to missionaries at home and around the world. We continually strive to be individuals who help the poor and bring hope to people in need. We are also intent on helping our own children, families, widows and others who make […]

Prayer Service

January 14, 2016

Greeting Scripture Reading – Psalm 1 God Himself Is With Us Introductory Talk & Prayer – Beginning the New Year focusing upon God Count Your Blessings Scripture Reading – Psalm 2 Prayer: Pray for Community & Leaders – that God might use the church to influence them How Great Thou Art Scripture Reading – Psalm […]

A Baptismal Service

January 12, 2016

[After entering the baptistry] Responsive Reading I: Reader: Put to death what is earthly in you. Congregation: Put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, foul talk, and untruthfulness. Reader: The world walks in these, but you must now put them all away. Confession & Baptism [Following the baptism, remain in the baptistry and ask the […]

The Importance of Mystery

January 8, 2016

“What we have fully explored and comprehended, wearies us by familiarity, and loses its attractive charm. But mystery awakens curiosity; engages attention; excites inquiry; gives activity to thought and zest to enjoyment. How just, then, that the most important things should be the most mysterious! How proper that we should be thus led to dwell […]