Nine Tips for Those Leading Public Prayer

Public prayer plays an important role in the life of the church. From the earliest days, the people of God have gathered for prayer: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). “When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John […]

Instrumental Music in Worship: Voices from the Past

Something which sets churches of Christ apart from the majority of the religious world is the absence of instrumental music in the worship. I know a preacher who says that one night as he was sleeping, he got a phone call from the church’s security system saying there had been a break in at the […]

Should Women Wear Veils to Church?

A preacher in the pulpit saw a man in the back pew wearing a hat. The preacher summoned one of the elders, who went to see the man and ask him if he realized that his hat was still on. The man in the back pew shouted so that everyone could hear him and said, […]

Is One Church as Good as Another?

When I lived in West Virginia, several denominations began getting together every Sunday evening for a joint worship service. After all, they say, “One church is as good as another.” You can pass trucks on the highway with signs on the back which read, “Attend the church of your choice. The implication is clearly as […]

Why You Need to be on Time for Worship

A new employee had been caught coming in late for work three times and the fourth morning the foreman decided to read him the riot act. “Look here,” he snapped, “don’t you know what time we start work around here?” “No, sir,” said the man, “there’re always working when I get here.” It certainly seems […]