The Spirit of True
How only can God be truly
God is Spirit, and his
worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
How are we instructed to
worship the Lord?
Ascribe to the Lord
the glory due his name; worship the Lord in
the splendor of his holiness. Psalm
What attitude is
indicative of a spirit of humility and of true
reverence in worship?
Come, let us bow
down in worship, let us kneel before our
Maker. Psalm 95:6.
Is singing a part of
Enter his gates with
thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give
thanks to him and praise his name.
Does the Bible approve
the use of musical instruments in the worship of
Praise him with the
sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the
harp and the lyre, praise him with tambourine
and dancing, praise him with the strings
and the flute, praise him with the clash of the
cymbals, praise him with resounding
cymbals. Psalm 150:3-5.
(See also Psalm 92:1-3.)
What gracious promise is
made to those who wait upon the Lord?
But those who hope in
the Lord will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and
not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
Is Christs presence
limited to large congregations?
two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them.
Value and Joy of Public
What were the psalmists
feelings concerning public worship?
with those who said to me, Let us go to the
house of the Lord. My soul yearns,
even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart
and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Better one day in your courts than a
thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a
doorkeeper in the house of my God than to
dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Psalm 122:1; 84:2, 10.
What admonition has
Paul gives concerning assembling for public
Let us not give
up meeting together, as some are in the habit of
doing, but let us encourage one another
and all the more as you see the Day
Does God take account
of the associations of His people?
The those who feared
the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord
listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance
was written in his presence concerning those who
feared the Lord and honored his name. They will
be mine, says the Lord Almighty, in
the day when I make up my treasured possession. I
will spare them, just as in compassion a man
spares his son who serves him. Malachi
What caution is given
regarding behavior in Gods house?
Guard your steps
when you go into the house of God. Go near to
listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of
fools, who do not know that they do wrong.
Ecclesiastes 5:1. (See also 1 Timothy 3:15.)
Are offerings an
appropriate part of divine worship?
Ascribe to the Lord
the glory due his name; bring an offering
and come into his courts. Make vows
to the Lord your God and fulfill them let
all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the
One to be feared. Psalm 96:8; 76:11.
What day has God
specially designed for public worship?
There are six days
when you may work, but the seventh day is a
Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly.
You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it
is a Sabbath to the Lord. Leviticus 23:3.
How has God commanded
us to keep this day?
Remember the Sabbath
day, to keep it holy
. In it you
shall not do any work.
Exodus 20:8-10. (See
Isaiah 58: 13,14.
Will there be public
worship in the new Earth?
As the new heavens
and the new earth that I will endure before me,
declares the Lord, so will your name and
descendants endure. From one New Moon to
another and from one Sabbath to another, all
mankind will come and bow down before me,
says the Lord. Isaiah 66:22,23.
Rules On Going To
1. Go early to
church. Not only be punctual, but also be in your
place before the hour announced for the service
2. Go in a reverent
spirit. On your way remember where you are. Avoid
lightness of manner and conversation on worldly
3. Before you enter
and as you enter the church, breathe a silent
prayer of invocation for the influence of the
4. As you take your
place, bow our head reverently in prayer for
yourself and for all the others who enter the
5. Resolve that you
foster no thought, fix your eyes on no object,
and utter no word that will tend to divert your
mind from the purpose for which you have come
into this place.
6. As the minister
enters the pulpit, offer an earnest silent prayer
in his behalf.
7. In all services
take an active part, as hearer, as worshiper.
8. At the close of the service, after a
moment of prayerful silence, greet with
cheerfulness and good will all whom you happen to
meet, remembering the Christian fellowship is a
part of Christian worship.
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