Instructions About the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Origin of the Teaching Originated with Christ (Matthew 26:26-29) Received by Paul Delivered to the Corinthians Now they are being reminded A Simple Memorial Emblems — bread to represent Christ’s body, cup to represent Christ’s blood Observance — giving of thanks, brief comments, partaking Place — in the assembly (v. 18,20,33) […]

What Is The Assembly?

The Assembly is a Privilege — privilege because of the opportunity to worship God, and to be sought after by God (John 4:23) The Assembly is a Blessing — place to receive encouragement (Hebrews 10:24-25) and teaching (Acts 2:42; 20:7) The Assembly is an Opportunity — to meet with brethren, to escape the influence of […]

How to Glorify God

Text: Isaiah 43:7 In Our Worship Praise God for Who He Is (Revelation 4:8-9) He is holy He is the Lord God He is eternal He is our Creator Worship According to His Instructions Offering worship differently than what God has instructed dishonors Him (Leviticus 10:1-3) God has give a pattern for us to follow […]

I Was Glad When They Said, “Let Us Go to the House of the Lord”

Text: Psalm 122:1 Why Should We Be Glad to Go to the Assembly Opportunity to Worship God (John 4:21-24) Opportunity to Study His Word (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 14:26) Opportunity to Assemble with Brethren (Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:16) Opportunity to Escape Troubles of This Life (Revelation 21:4) Opportunity to Be Reminded of the Joys of […]

The Lord’s Supper

Text: Matthew 26:26-29 Institution By Christ During the time of Passover (Matthew 26:2,17) Shortly before Jesus’ death (Matthew 26:2) Elements Unleavened bread (Matthew 26:17; Exodus 12:15) — represents His body (Hebrews 10:5,10) Fruit of the vine — represents His blood; blood of the new covenant (Hebrews 9:14-16,22-24) Purpose Commemorate the death of Christ (1 Corinthians […]

Singing in Heaven

Those in heaven are depicted as singing to God (Revelation 5:9; 14:3) Singing is the only act done in assembly that will also be done in heaven Lord’s Supper only to be done until the Lord returns Giving unnecessary — no more work to have to give to support; no more need Prayer unnecessary — […]

Singing Only?

Text: Ephesians 5:19 What About Instrumental Music? Not authorized (Colossians 3:16-17) “But it’s not condemned” — principle of silence (Hebrews 7:14) We only read of the 1st century church singing (Matthew 26:30; Acts 16:25; 1 Corinthians 14:15) Four Ways God Shows What Has Been Authorized — command, statement, example, implication Singing commanded (James 5:13) — […]