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Worship: What Is “Worship”? Proskuneō

Proskuneō means to prostrate oneself before another, especially a god. The word can be used of bowing before a king or noble, but the Bible usually usually uses the word for prostration before God or an idol. The literal meaning … Continue reading

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Bear’s Den: “Above the Clouds of Pompeii”

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Worship: What Is “Worship”? Latreuō

Latreuō is a Greek verb usually translated either “worship” or “serve.” In the Septuagint (LXX), it’s the verb most commonly used of worship at the tabernacle or Temple. It is also used of worshiping an idol. (Deu 6:12-15 ESV)  12 then … Continue reading

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Worship: What Is “Worship”? Latreia

We’ve gone quite a way into this study without actually taking the trouble to carefully define “worship.” To contemporary Christians, “worship” generally means “sing” or even “listen to music.” Yes, I know that the Churches of Christ teach “five acts … Continue reading

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Bear’s Den: “Agape”

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River Whyless: “Life Crisis”

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Worship: Replacing the Temple’s Monopoly

Prior the tabernacle, going back to Cain and Abel, we read about God’s people offering sacrifices on any convenient pile of rocks. Abraham and his descendants piled up rocks as an altar to God as they felt the need. But this … Continue reading

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Worship: Bobby Valentine and Margaret Barker on the Creation as God’s Temple

In a recent Facebook post, Bobby Valentine wrote, In Genesis 1.14 we read, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky … let them be for signs and for seasons.” What the reader does not realize is that … Continue reading

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JT Spangler: “Rendezvous”

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Young Oceans: “Face of the Deep”

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