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All articles & reviews tagged with congregation

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March 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Is congregational singing dying out?

‘And when they had sung a hymn, they went out’ (Matt. 28:30). There is not a lot of information in the New Testament about music, but what there is certainly is very instructive. For example, in the text above we can see that singing was a part of the worship of the church which Jesus established. Pastors and worship leaders need to carefully study the Scriptures, to see how they should lead God’s people in worshipful singing. In the last few years, since I left my pastoral ministry (44 years in the same church), it has been my privilege (I use that term loosely) to...

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Teaching angels

There are several passages of Scripture in the New Testament that give me the understanding that my congregation is much larger than I can imagine when I am in the process of teaching and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the church. When I use the word 'church' I do not mean a…

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September 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Become a church member … why should I?

Every Christian should be a church member. Yet not all are persuaded of this. Some consider the matter very carefully. They prize it highly and take it seriously. Some attend the same place of worship regularly, but never become church members. Their full identification and commitment always falls short. Some join the membership, but…

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