Obedience and Christian Living
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By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8 NKJV)

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36 NASB)

For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but [...]

Worship: Event, Activity or Lifestyle?
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The term “worship”, whether used in a religious or secular context, is supposed to reflect an attitude and ongoing experience rather than a specific activity or event.

Sometimes it seems that humanity embraces worship more fully when the object of that worship is not God.  For instance, many people worship their possessions, their favorite celebrities, political and philosophical ideologies, and so on, and they are not afraid or ashamed to be focused on these objects of their worship at all times.

In [...]

Significance of the Sabbath
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Too often, discussions about the importance or relevance of the Sabbath focus on what to do (or not to do) on the Sabbath. This inevitably leads to arguments which are usually unproductive.

Instead of the Do/Don’t aspect of the Sabbath, let us briefly consider its significance and relevance to us today.

The Sabbath reminds us about who God is…

The Sabbath is not just about Creation (which happened a long time ago). Yes, God is the Creator, and remembering that is very important. [...]

Personal Worship
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In a previous post I commented on three types of worship, including personal worship, and some have asked me to expand on the latter. Personal worship has come under some scrutiny recently with the rise in interest in “spiritual formation.”  The topic is quite relevant to the lesson on Conformity, Compromise and Crisis in Worship because it touches on the issues of conformity and compromise. Rather than criticize the compromise, let me emphasize those aspects of personal worship that I think [...]

What Are We Compromising?
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Before we take this week’s lesson title (Conformity, Compromise and Crisis in Worship) as an excuse to proscribe forms of worship that we do not like, we need to consider worship in its wider context. There are three aspects of worship (Yes I am well aware that my classification is not the only one but this one helps me)

Personal worship: this is the time that we spend by ourselves in prayer, study and meditation
Community worship: this is the time that [...]

NIV December Bible Reading
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Micah 6-7 & 2 Peter 1
Nahum 1-3 & 2 Peter 2
Habakkuk 1-3 & 2 Peter 3
Psalm 139-142
Zephaniah 1-3 & 1 John 1
Haggai 1-2 & 1 John 2
Zechariah 1-3 & 1 John 3
Zechariah 4-6 & 1 John 4
Zechariah 7-9 & 1 John 5
Zechariah 10-12 & 2 John
Zechariah 13-14 & 3 John
Malachi 1-4 & Jude
Psalm 143-146
Daniel 1-2
Daniel 3-4
Daniel 5-6
Daniel 7-8
Daniel 9-10
Daniel [...]

NIV November Bible Reading
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Ezekiel 7-9 & Titus 1
Ezekiel 10-12 & Titus 2
Ezekiel 13-15 & Titus 3
Ezekiel 16-18 & Philemon
Psalm 127-130
Psalm 131-134
Ezekiel 19-21 & Hebrews 1
Ezekiel 22-24 & Hebrews 2
Ezekiel 25-27 & Hebrews 3
Ezekiel 28-30 & Hebrews 4
Ezekiel 31-33 & Hebrews 5
Ezekiel 34-36 & Hebrews 6
Ezekiel 37-39 & Hebrews 7
Ezekiel 40-42 & Hebrews 8
Ezekiel 43-45 & Hebrews 9
Ezekiel 46-48 & Hebrews 10
Hosea 1-3 [...]

NIV October Bible Reading
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Isaiah 52-54 & Ephesians 6
Isaiah 55-57 Philippians 1
Psalms 115-118
Isaiah 58-60 & Philippians 2
Isaiah 61-63 & Philippians 3
Isaiah 64-66 & Philippians 4
Jeremiah 1-3 & Colossians 1
Jeremiah 4-6 & Colossians 2
Jeremiah 7-9 & Colossians 3
Jeremiah 10-12 & Colossians 4
Psalm 119
Psalms 120-122
Jeremiah 13-15 & 1 Thessalonians 1
Jeremiah 16-18 & 1 Thessalonians 2
Jeremiah 19-21 & 1 Thessalonians 3
Jeremiah 22-24 & 1 Thessalonians 4
Jeremiah [...]

NIV September Bible Reading
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Proverbs 28-29 & 1 Corinthians 15
Proverbs 30-31 & 1 Corinthians 16
Ecclesiastes 1-3 & 2 Corinthians 1
Ecclesiastes 4-6 & 2 Corinthians 2
Ecclesiastes 7-9 & 2 Corinthians 3
Ecclesiastes 10-12
Psalms 105-107
Psalms 108-110
Song of Songs 1-2 & 2 Corinthians 4
Song of Songs 3-4 & 2 Corinthians 5
Song of Songs 5-6 & 2 Corinthians 6
Song of Songs 7-8 & 2 Corinthians 7
Isaiah 1-3 & [...]

NIV August Bible Reading
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Esther 8-10 & Romans 3
Psalms 93-96
Job 1-3 & Romans 4
Job 4-6 & Romans 5
Job 7-9 & Romans 6
Job 10-12 & Romans 7
Job 13-15 & Romans 8
Job 16-18 & Romans 9
Job 19-21 & Romans 10
Psalms 97-100
Job 22-24 & Romans 11
Job 25-27 & Romans 12
Job 28-30 & Romans 13
Job 31-33 & Romans 14
Job 34-36 & Romans 15
Job 37-39 & Romans 16
Job [...]