Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a guest post from a blog writter whom I admire immensely, Don Merritt. Don has blessed me tremendously through his teachings. May you glean every written word and increase in knowledge and wisdom. God bless.
Title: Basics of New Testament Worship (1)
Text: John 4:21-24
Recently I became aware of some confusion regarding worship and since I had a two week hole in my preaching plan, I thought it might be a good idea to do a very brief overview of what worship is and is not relative to a New Testament worship service.
By the way, have you ever wondered why it’s called, in Protestant circles at least, a worship service?
The Biblical study of worship can be tricky. It isn’t tricky because it’s all that complicated, it’s tricky because there are several factors that come together making it very easy to become confused. For instance, the English word “worship” appears 75 times in the NIV, but three different Greek words translate as “worship” in English, and they have three different meanings.
There are many different ways for a congregation to conduct worship. Some…
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