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David Crowder: “Stars”

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Worship: The Assembly (the ekklēsia)

The scriptures often speak in term of “types” — antitypes, prototypes, that sort of thing. The idea is that certain NT concepts are often patterned (for want of a better term) on an OT practice or event. There are countless … Continue reading

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Sam Cooke: “A Change Is Gonna Come”

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Worship: Baptism and the Church as Temple

So, being a Church of Christ kind of guy, I’ve been thinking about the preceding posts on worship and wondering what the implications of the Creation and the church each being God’s temple would be for baptism. Does seeing things … Continue reading

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The 2015 Churches of Christ in the United States

21st Century Christian has just published the 2015 edition of The Churches of Christ in the United States. The book is not yet available on Amazon.com. (The most recent version on Amazon is from 2012.) It’s not available in Kindle … Continue reading

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Worship: A Summary

We need to pause a bit to summarize. * God created the heavens and earth as a temple in which to rest. * Adam and Eve were created to be images of God, displaying his nature in the midst of … Continue reading

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David Crowder: “Here’s My Heart, Lord”

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Worship: On How to Die for Jesus

We need to return to Rom 12:1 — (Rom 12:1 ESV) I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. … Continue reading

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Worship: The Pattern

Tabernacle imagery appears in several places in the New Testament, with the most prominent place being the book of Hebrews. We need to start in chapter 8 — (Heb 8:5 ESV)  5 The [priests who served at the tabernacle] serve a … Continue reading

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Dave Crowder: “My Sweet Lord”

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