Worshipping the Father in spirit and in truth


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John 4:22-24

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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In light of this, what should we do about Christmas? Should we celebrate it or not?

There is a highfalutin term known as “the regulative principle of worship.” It means that we should worship the Lord only in the ways He has commanded, such as, the singing of hymns, the Lord’s Supper, the preaching of His Word, prayer, etc.

This first video focuses on true and false worship and shows why this principle is important. 

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The second video provides some insight into Evangelical publishing houses, and the power they have to promote what they want through artistry. Also, we aren’t always informed about their affiliations and may not realize that like secular publishers they are in the business of making money and often control how we see the world. Take note that in 1988 Zondervan was bought by HarperCollins, a division of News Corp

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4 thoughts on “Worshipping the Father in spirit and in truth

  1. You misspoke the 4 commandment. In six days God created the heavens and the earth. He then rested the seventh day and consecrated it. The Jews therefore were commanded to keep the Sabbath holy. The seventh day, was the modern Saturday. Since Christians are no longer under the Law, and are no longer identified by any race or nation, they no longer observe the Sabbath. Christians enter into his rest spiritually along with him since it was never said that God stopped resting. (Heb. 4). We no longer have to labor or be heavy laden. We are always in our Sabbath Rest because the Kingdom of Christ is Righteousness and Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit. The remainder of your talk about not physically representing anything in heaven is right on.

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    • Lars, I understand what you’re saying, that the Lord Jesus Christ is our rest, our Sabbath from our own works. But I would answer that while we aren’t made righteous – put in right standing with God – through keeping the law of God, but by grace through faith, we still obey Him because we love Him. Thank you for commenting! I appreciate your comment. Lord bless you!
      Maria

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