UPCOMING TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

How many of the traditional holidays from around the world have more than a superficial connection?

Five Days Of Diwali

Diwali Calendar

History and significance of Diwali

Review of Religions: Ancient Sun Worship

Roman worship of the SUN GOD—Sol Invictus

Winter Solstice

Sun Worship | religion | Britannica.com

How Christmas Works

 

SAINTS, LIFT YOUR VOICES

But they that wait upon the Lord . . . mount up with wings as eagles (Isa. 40:31).

There is none like Him; None can compare;
No god His equal, no prince His heir!
Lift up your eyes and see His great might!
Soar like an Eagle, on wings of flight!

Chorus:
Saints, lift your voices, tho’ dark your days!
Lift up your spirits, sing out His praise!
Upward the calling, brighter the light!
Soaring like eagles, on wings of flight!

Have you not known Him? Have you not heard?
God is Creator of all the earth.
Lift up your eyes and see His great might!
Soar like an Eagle, on wings of flight!

Chorus

Some will grow weary; Sin they’ll pursue.
Servants of God their pow’r He’ll renew.
Upward the calling, brighter the light!
Soaring like eagles, on wings of flight!

Chorus

Klinewood Church of Christ singing Saints Lift Your Voices

Saints, Lift Your Voices

STONES OF THE TEMPLE

When a Bible student begins researching the life of King David, he will soon come to understand why the scriptures say David had a heart like God’s own heart. “…I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will” (Acts 13:22b). David never showed jealousy for others’ glory. He knew he was king of Israel, even while Saul lived, but he did not try to usurp Saul’s authority. Many times he had the opportunity to kill Saul, but he did not lift his hand against him (1 Sam. 24:5; 1 Sam. 26:11-23). When Saul and Jonathan died, King David wept bitterly and mourned their loss (2 Sam. 1:19-27). When he finally came to power, David determined that he would build a “house” for the Lord, a place for the Lord to dwell in Israel (2 Sam. 7:2 and 2 Samuel 7:7). However, the Lord told him no, because his hands had shed blood. Was he daunted? What was his reaction? We see that David made preparation for the temple even though he knew he would not be the one to actually build it.

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THE TEMPLE IN ANNA’S TIME

THE TEMPLE: A Place of Worship
(Adapted from the Living Way STUDENT WORKBOOK)

Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48; and John 2:13-22

Many years ago, before Christ came into the world, God provided more things for people to see when they worshiped Him. Burnt offerings, priests with beautiful clothing, the Ark of the Covenant, tables of stone with the Ten Commandments written on them, and other things helped people worship God. When the time came that Israel was called out of slavery and was, therefore, God’s chosen people, they also had a special place of worship.

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HISTORICAL QUOTES ABOUT MUSIC IN WORSHIP

New Testament Christians worshipped in a way not known to Jews or Old Testament worship. They sang together…simple, a cappella  music (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We know, both from scripture and from history, that instrumental music in worship was not an issue—never even introduced in worship—till hundreds of years after the church began. Leaders in denominations, which are today fully instrumental, were appalled when the organ was first introduced.

Beth

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