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When We Gather Together: We Pray

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We pray in our corporate worship service because God answers prayer. Prayer is one of the first acts of a new believer, and the most natural of actions for all believers. Prayer is coming to the God of all grace who loves to hear and answer our requests. Additionally...

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When We Gather Together: We Give

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Our giving is a part of our worship on Sunday mornings. Giving as worship is expanded upon in 2 Corinthians 8-9. The following is a summary of the teaching on giving by Paul. ...

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When We Gather Together: We Sing

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We sing in our worship service because it is the biblical pattern for God's people: He saves, we sing. There are songs by Moses, Miriam, Deborah, Barak, David, and Hannah - He rescued them all. There are professional singers for the Temple worship - He saves his people, they sing. In the New Testament there are ...

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When We Gather Together: We Pray Using the Words of the Bible

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We pray using the words of the Bible as our guide at Taft because it pleases God when our prayer priorities are His priorities. When the Word of God abides in us, our desires become His desires, and He gives us what we ask for. When we pray publicly we are...

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When We Gather Together: Listening to Preaching From the Bible

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An essential part of our worship on Sundays is listening to preaching from the Bible. We do so because the Lord commanded elders in the church to proclaim, in an authoritative public manner, His Word, 2 Timothy 4:1-8; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31......

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When We Gather Together: Reading Scripture Publicly

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We read Scripture publicly because of the instruction to do so in 1 Timothy 4:13, and the example in Nehemiah 8. Additionally, the people of God have traditionally listened to Scripture because copies of the Bible were expensive and not as prevalent as they are today. They listened for hours, were instructed on the meaning, and many had the entire Bible set to memory....

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