What’s Missing

What’s Missing Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. -Psalm 95:6 Christian churches have come to the dangerous time predicted long ago. It is a time when we can pat one another on the back, congratulate ourselves and join in the glad refrain, “We are rich,…

The Program

The Program For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.—Matthew 18:20 Now, I freely admit that it is impossible to hold a Christian service without an agenda. If order is to be maintained, an order of service must exist somewhere. If two songs are…

In Need of Worshipers

In Need of Worshipers But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.—Acts 6:4 Well, we have great churches and we have beautiful sanctuaries and we join in the chorus, “We have need of nothing.” But there is every indication that we are in need of worshipers. We have…

Nonliturgical Worship

Nonliturgical Worship Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. —Psalm 96:8-9 We of the nonliturgical churches tend to look with some disdain upon those churches that follow a carefully prescribed…

Wasted Religious Activity

Wasted Religious Activity I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” -Psalm 122:1 There is probably not another field of human activity where there is so much waste as in the field of religion…. In the average church we hear the same prayers repeated each Sunday…

Wonder and Awesome Fear

Wonder and Awesome Fear So I said, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” —Isaiah 6:5 I have said it before and I will…

We See God Too Small

We See God Too Small Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.—Psalm 34:3 Worship rises or falls in any church altogether depending upon the attitude we take toward God, whether we see God big or whether we see Him little. Most of us see God too small; our God…

Knowing or Knowing About?

Knowing or Knowing About? For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. —2 Timothy 1:12 In religion more than in any other field of human experience a sharp distinction must always be made between knowing about and…

God’s Presence on Monday

God’s Presence on Monday Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God —1 Corinthians 10:31 On Monday, as we go about our different duties and tasks, are we aware of the Presence of God? The Lord desires still to be in His holy temple, wherever we…