His Church: Worship

Responses to Questions: Part 17

Responses to Questions: Part 17

We tackle the following questions on Prayer:

1. When we pray to God, is it ok to then ask the Holy Spirit to plead for us as there are times we need to be asking for help or wisdom and don’t even know how?

2. Can we change God’s mind through prayer?

Motivation for Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

Motivation for Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

As a followup to our lesson on the Fellowship of Giving, we stay in 2 Corinthians 8-9 to examine the motivation this text uses to spark purposed, regular, liberal, and cheerful giving habits in the lives of Christians.

The Fellowship of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-15)

The Fellowship of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-15)

As we focus on enhancing our Fellowship in 2019, we explore how our Giving is related to our understanding of Christian Fellowship.

Christ, Our Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5-6)

Christ, Our Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5-6)

Prophets, priests, and kings once served in the roles of temporary mediators between God and men. But they were all shadows of a permanent mediator who was to come. We explore the Incarnation of God in Jesus, how He is the perfection of Prophethood, Priesthood, and Kingship, and the implications of His position as mediator.

Responses to Questions: Part 10

Responses to Questions: Part 10

Responses to 3 questions related to Giving:

  1. Please explain Matthew 6:22-23: “The eye is the lamp of the body…”

  2. Do we have to give every Sunday?

  3. Should the collected funds of the church be used for the needs of non-Christians or only toward Christians?

Teaching Through Song (Ephesians 5:15-21)

Teaching Through Song (Ephesians 5:15-21)

We sing to God. But we also sing to one another. We explore the effect of spiritual music on the memory, the conscience, and the heart.

The Gift of the Best (Malachi 1:6-14)

The Gift of the Best (Malachi 1:6-14)

The language of offering is all over the New Testament - applied to financial contributions, converts in mission work, bringing worship to the throne of God, even our bodies being a living sacrifice in service to others. But to understand the significance of the Quality of an offering, we need a passage like Malachi 1 to shake us up and open our eyes to how God sees anything which falls short of our best.

Behind the Traditions (Matthew 15:1-9)

Behind the Traditions (Matthew 15:1-9)

We explore 3 kinds of traditions: those built on biblical precedent, those which violate biblical precedent, and those which are neutral and should be flexible. What are the dangers which can come with all 3 kinds?

To the House of the Lord (Psalm 122:1-9)

To the House of the Lord (Psalm 122:1-9)

Psalm 122 is a journey to and from a collective worship gathering with the people of God. The journey gives us 3 stages: Anticipation of the Collective Worship, Participation in It, and Transformation from it as we go back into the world.

Memory: The Supper of Remembrance (Luke 22:14-20)

Memory: The Supper of Remembrance (Luke 22:14-20)

We cap off our series on how the Christian handles Memory by exploring what the weekly sharing of the Lord’s Supper teaches us about our memories. We examine the remembering of our Lord from 3 angles: His Story, My Story, Our Story.