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Church attendance

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Centrist, Mar 28, 2024.

  1. Centrist

    Centrist Active Member

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    I came across this article, and would appreciate your feedback.

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  2. JonC

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    I have Mormon friends. Much of what they do is appearance (service attendance, family day....Tuesday?...) related to values.

    My critique is that they do not constitute a church.
     
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    Speaking of Church who has took the lamp and is actually going forth to meet the bridegroom? He is arriving near at each day passing, think about it.

    Service held at the Temple of the Assembly of God - São Paulo - Brazil

    Hymn sung by the Church - Aspiration for communion with GOD
    Hymn: --> Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross - The Baptist Hymnal No. 280


    In Portuguese language: "Ao pé da cruz" - Christian Harp - Hymn 289

    Here goes the video:


    May our Lord GOD bless and keep His Church, His people, and give us His protection
    Amen
     
  4. JonC

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    Beautiful.
     
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    Pomp and entertainment draw the crowds but what about true worship?... I'll leave it at that!... Brother Glen:)
     
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  6. JonC

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    From the video I cannot say those playing instruments and singing are not worshipping God.

    We are told to worship in song, with stringed instruments and drums. I don't think we have the same instruments (and I can't play any instrument anyway).


    For me, I am glad that as a Christian I can worship through the talents of other people exercising the gifts God gave them. I think that denying people the opportunity to worship God by blessing others, using their gifts, is unhealthy for a church. ... just as bad as going for entertainment.
     
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    John 20: 1-22

    20 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

    2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

    3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

    4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

    5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

    6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

    7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

    8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

    9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

    11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

    12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

    13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

    14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

    15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

    17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

    18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

    19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

    21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:

     
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    Worship for us is only related to The Eucharist, general prayers, the scripture readings, the sermon or preaching is not Worship.

    Receiving Jesus Himself in The Eucharist and Adoration is Worship.
     
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