Most Memorable Worship Service
November 19, 2006
INTRODUCTION: This passage is the earliest recorded description of a Christian worship service, and I think you will find it interesting to "look in" at the particular ingredients in the worship.
I carry in my heart and memory the very impressionable thoughts of different worship experiences from my early days in ministry.
Lavonia - God's touch and freedom while speaking on Daniel and the 3 Hebrew children.
Fall - Same experience while speaking on Isaiah 1
"The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master's crib;
But Israel does not know,
My people do not consider."
Romans 12:1-2 - Transformation
Gal. 6:17 - Paul's Wounds
"From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus."
First Baptist Church Woodstock - Nehemiah 3 -- on the gates of the city
However, the Apostle Paul will probably never forget what he experienced in this worship service in Troas. Come with me as we visit Troas and worship with these first century believers and view carefully what is mentioned, and see if we have learned much from the establishment of the church.
I. THE CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S DAY. 7-8
"Now on the first day of the week"
A. DESIGNATION. 7
These believers met together for worship -- not on the
Sabbath (Saturday) but on "the first day of the week" (Sunday)
Revelation 1:10, "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet"
1 Corinthians 16:1-2, "Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come."
Early in the 2nd century, Ignatius wrote, "Let every friend of Christ keep the Lord's Day as a festival, the resurrection day, the queen a ...
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