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Times of the Gentiles 10-15-2013

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is revealed by God’s prophet Daniel in this second part of Daniel chapter 2. A giant statue represents four world empires through which God will carry out His plan of the ages.

The Lord’s Day 10-9-2013

The Lord’s Day is not “the Christian sabbath.” It is unique to this dispensation of grace. 2 Corinthians 5 is the text that will help us understand new creation truth.

The Sabbath 10-8-2013

The Sabbath is a type of the “rest” from dead works which is found in Christ. The church is never commanded to observe the Sabbath, as was Israel, and is in fact instructed that the Sabbath was a shadow of the reality, Christ.

The Sabbath 10-7-2013

The Sabbath was given to Israel as the sign of the Mosaic covenant. It was never given to the gentiles or the church.

Specifics of Worship 10-4-2013

Acts 2:41-42 gives us some specifics of the worship experience of the new believers. The church is made up of the body of Christ. They assembled together many of them met from house to house in private homes. They were continually devoting themselves to:

  • The Apostles teaching or doctrine-today we have the written Word of God, the Bible
  • Fellowship-they shared what they had in common by giving to the needs of others, participating in the activities of fellowship. This was based on their common belief in Jesus Christ.
  • Breaking of Bread-observing the Lord’s Supper
  • Prayer
  • In Colossians, believers are encouraged to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to benefit each other
  • There is also the command in Hebrews 10:24-26, to assemble together in order to stimulate God’s love and good works in others

Nature of Worship 10-3-2013

Jesus addressed the true nature of worship in John 4:19-24. The Samaritan woman related worship to being a place. Jesus told her that true worshipers worship the Father in spirit and truth. There no right place, but there is a right and a wrong way to worship God. True worshipers refers to those who are real believers in Christ. Worship should be from the heart. Worship should be in truth, because God has revealed His truth to true worshipers.

The Lord’s Table 10-2-2013

The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance commanded by Jesus and first instituted at the end of the last Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples. Being physically there with his disciples He told them to take the bread which symbolizes His body which was broken by the weight of our sin that he took upon himself. He told them to take the cup which symbolizes His blood which was spilled to pay the penalty of our sins. He said to do this in remembrance of Him. See 1 Corinthians 11:17-32, Matthew 26:17-28, Mark 14:12-25 and Luke 22:7-20