Category Archives: Worship

The Lord’s Supper

by William J. Stewart “The Church of Christ places far too much emphasis on the Lord’s Supper.” That is Melton’s opening statement on this topic. I disagree with his statement, but I congratulate him on finding the most over-the-top quote he … Continue reading

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Music in Worship Service

by William J. Stewart The author quotes from a Dub McClish publication which cites Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16, and then calls upon the reader to notice that worship in song is an activity “which all assembled worshippers are to … Continue reading

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The Alabaster Flask

by William J. Stewart Approaching Jerusalem in the final days of His life, Jesus stopped at Bethany. There, He was in the home of a man recorded as Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6; Mark 14:3). While at Simon’s house, a … Continue reading

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Make A Joyful Noise

by William J. Stewart Music has been labeled the international language. Rhythm and rhyme are so tangled within the fabric of humanity that George Jellinek, host of the syndicated radio series The Vocal Scene, has commented, “The history of a people … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Emotion & Emotionalism

by William J. Stewart Perhaps you’ve heard about it. Maybe you’ve seen it. Possibly you have even experienced it. Cunningly orchestrated music is used to stir the emotions of the crowd; an emotionally charged evangelist spurs them on with repetitive chants; … Continue reading

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Is There A Standard For Our Worship?

by William J. Stewart How shall we decided what should and what should not be a part of our worship? A quick look at the religious world reveals a number of distinct worship practices and customs. Some hold that the … Continue reading

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A Difference Between Service and Worship

by William J. Stewart A growing movement exists in the religious world to broaden the common conception of what worship is. Rather than worship being limited to specific activities, many are embracing the idea that worship is a lifestyle; that every … Continue reading

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What Does The Term “Worship” Really Mean?

by William J. Stewart A myriad of writers through the years have penned much literature on the topic of worship. If one were to compile all the “worship is” statements obtainable, an exhaustive volume would no doubt be the result. And … Continue reading

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Worshiping with a Renewed Spirit

by William J. Stewart A midday break while walking from Judea to Galilee resulted in a significant conversation. So weighty were the matters discussed, that the Holy Spirit had John record it for all future would-be worshipers. “The hour is coming, … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christ in Christianity

by William J. Stewart A common maxim postulated by some this time of year is the need to keep the Christ in Christmas. Such vehemently affirm Jesus was born on December 25; and He is the reason for the season. … Continue reading

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