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Curtis’ Corner

December 3, 2017

So glad you could be with us this morning. When Christians assemble together we grow closer to God as well as to each other. We meet today to collectively express our love and appreciation to God. We worship. We sing songs, blending our voices together in words that express how we feel about the Great I AM, the God of the Bible, the only true God. We collect a financial offering which is an expression of our love for God. We listen to a message from His Word which explains to us His will for our lives. We take the Lord’s Supper together which is a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice to rescue us from sins. We also speak to God in prayer. These are the ways Christians have worshipped God since the church was established at Pentecost. The Bible, which is guided and inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, tells us how God wants to be worshipped. It is His church and He should be the one to decide what is truly worship. But over the centuries people have added things to “Christian” assembly; things which the Bible doesn’t teach and God never authorized. Religious people add bizarre innovations to their assemblies and call it worshipping God. The problem with doing “church” this way is it ignores the Bible’s authority to govern the church. If we can ignore what the Bible says about worship, we can also ignore what it says about purity, doctrine and how we conduct our lives. “These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.” Colossians 2:23. At the Checotah Church of Christ we believe God should decide how God wants to be worshipped. It is not our goal to please or entertain people. It’s not that we believe we are better than anybody else, we just believe God’s ways are better than man’s.

Curtis Hartshorn

Curtis1960@gmail.com

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