Posts with the tag “worship”
Is Christianity a Relationship and Not a Religion?
by Patrick Swayne on September 22nd, 2023
"Christianity is a relationship, not a religion." Have you ever felt like this, or said it? More and more people see religion as the antithesis of faith instead of an avenue for faith. Are they right? Let's see what our Bibles say about "religion."
Why Acapella Matters
by Patrick Swayne on July 21st, 2023
The early church was united in the practice of acapella singing; the thousands of denominations that exist today... aren't, to put it mildly. These days, one can find all kinds of music being offered in praise to God. Why were things so different 2000 years ago? Let's dig deeper in our Bibles and find out.
Shouldn't God Get What He Ordered?
by Patrick Swayne on May 5th, 2023
When we visit a restaurant or buy a coffee, we expect to get what we order. Is it reasonable to think that God should get what He ordered? Let's reflect upon what the Bible says about God's orders for our worship.
Away in a Manger, or Alive in Your Heart?
by Patrick Swayne on December 24th, 2022
Ironically, since December 25 falls on a Sunday this year, several religious groups will be closing their doors for Christmas, a day that was created to honor Jesus. Could it be that in seeking to honor Jesus, some have missed the point? Let's open our Bibles and consider Christmas.
How to Make Sure God Will Receive Our Worship
by Patrick Swayne on October 8th, 2022
The first example of worship in the Bible reveals that not everything done in worship is accepted by God. Why was Cain's worship rejected, and how can we make sure ours isn't?