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Title: The church Jesus Built


1
The church Jesus Built
  • So far we have looked at
  • Use of church (ekklesia)
  • Universal all saints throughout all time
  • Local Christians in a local area who are
    working together

2
The church Jesus Built
  • So far we have looked at
  • Organization of the church
  • Jesus Christ head over church universal

3
The church Jesus Built
  • So far we have looked at
  • Organization of the local church
  • Elders overseers of one local congregation
  • Deacons servants of the church under the
    oversight of the elders
  • Saints
  • Preachers, Teachers, Members

4
Not all worship is acceptable
  • There is "vain worship
  • Matthew 157-9 You hypocrites, rightly did
    Isaiah prophesy of you 8 'This people honors Me
    with their lips, But their heart is far away from
    Me. 9 'But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching
    AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.

5
Not all worship is acceptable
  • There is "vain worship
  • There is "ignorant worship
  • Acts 1722-23

6
Acts 1722-23
  • So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and
    said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very
    religious in all respects. 23 "For while I was
    passing through and examining the objects of your
    worship, I also found an altar with this
    inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' Therefore what
    you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.

7
Not all worship is acceptable
  • There is "vain worship
  • There is "ignorant worship
  • There is "will worship
  • Colossians 220-23

8
Colossians 220-23
  • If you have died with Christ to the elementary
    principles of the world, why, as if you were
    living in the world, do you submit yourself to
    decrees, such as, 21 "Do not handle, do not
    taste, do not touch!" 22 (which all refer to
    things destined to perish with use)

9
Colossians 220-23
  • in accordance with the commandments and
    teachings of men? 23 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.

10
Colossians 220-23
  • in accordance with the commandments and
    teachings of men? 23 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.

11
Colossians 220-23
  • in accordance with the commandments and
    teachings of men? 23 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.

12
Colossians 220-23
  • in accordance with the commandments and
    teachings of men? 23 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.

13
Worship "in Spirit and in Truth
  • The Time had come for a NEW kind of Worship...
  • John 419-24

14
John 419-24
  • The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You
    are a prophet. 20 "Our fathers worshiped in this
    mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is
    the place where men ought to worship."

15
John 419-24
  • 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an
    hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor
    in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22
    "You worship what you do not know we worship
    what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.

16
John 419-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

17
John 419-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

18
John 419-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

19
John 419-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

20
John 419-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

21
Worship "in Spirit
  • To worship in spirit means to offer "spiritual
    worship"
  • To "worship in spirit", then, is to offer up
    "spiritual" worship as taught in the NT and not
    the "physical" worship as found in the OT

22
Worshipping God in "Truth"...
  • The contrast is not between True" and False"
    worship
  • The contrast is between that which is True" (or
    real),
  • and that which had been a Shadow" (or type)
    pointing toward the true!

23
Worshipping God in "Truth"...
  • To "worship in truth", then, is to offer up the
    "true", "spiritual" worship as taught in the NT
  • And not the "physical" worship in the OT which
    was but a "shadow"

24
Their Worship was for Edification
  • Worship was to Build Up each other...
  • As Paul instructed the church in Corinth
  • 1 Corinthians 1426

25
1 Corinthians 1426
  • What is the outcome then, brethren? When you
    assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching,
    has a revelation, has a tongue, has an
    interpretation. Let all things be done for
    edification.

26
1 Corinthians 1426
  • What is the outcome then, brethren? When you
    assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching,
    has a revelation, has a tongue, has an
    interpretation. Let all things be done for
    edification.

27
Worshipping Decently in Order
  • Worship that is "decent"
  • Is done "in a seemly manner
  • fitting for the occasion

28
Worshipping Decently in Order
  • Worship that is "in order"
  • Follows "a fixed arrangement
  • not totally spontaneous
  • Contributes to peace, not confusion
  • cf. 1 Cor. 1433

29
The Worship of the church
  • The church
  • Jesus Built

30
Activities in the Worship
  • Observed the Lord's Supper...
  • As commanded by the Lord and His apostles
  • A memorial feast instituted by Jesus
  • Luke 2214-20

31
Luke 2214-20
  • When the hour had come, He reclined at the
    table, and the apostles with Him. 15 And He said
    to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this
    Passover with you before I suffer 16 for I say
    to you, I shall never again eat it until it is
    fulfilled in the kingdom of God."

32
Luke 2214-20
  • 17 And when He had taken a cup and given
    thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among
    yourselves 18 for I say to you, I will not
    drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until
    the kingdom of God comes."

33
Luke 2214-20
  • 19 And when He had taken some bread and given
    thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying,
    "This is My body which is given for you do this
    in remembrance of Me."

34
Luke 2214-20
  • 20 And in the same way He took the cup after
    they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured
    out for you is the new covenant in My blood.

35
Activities in the Worship
  • Observed the Lord's Supper...
  • As commanded by the Lord and His apostles
  • Taught to the churches by the apostles
  • 1 Corinthians 1123-29

36
1 Corinthians 1123-29
  • For I received from the Lord that which I also
    delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the
    night in which He was betrayed took bread 24
    and when He had given thanks, He broke it and
    said, "This is My body, which is for you do this
    in remembrance of Me."

37
1 Corinthians 1123-29
  • 25 In the same way He took the cup also after
    supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in
    My blood do this, as often as you drink it, in
    remembrance of Me." 26 For as often as you eat
    this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the
    Lord's death until He comes.

38
1 Corinthians 1123-29
  • 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks
    the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall
    be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
    28 But a man must examine himself, and in so
    doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the
    cup.

39
1 Corinthians 1123-29
  • 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks
    judgment to himself if he does not judge the body
    rightly.

40
Activities in the Worship
  • Observed the Lord's Supper...
  • In this memorial they remembered
  • The sinless body offered on the cross
  • The blood shed to provide forgiveness for their
    sins

41
Activities in the Worship
  • Observed the Lord's Supper...
  • In this memorial they proclaimed their faith in
    the Lord and the effectiveness of His death

42
Activities in the Worship
  • Observed the Lord's Supper...
  • On the first day of the week
  • As described in Acts 207

43
Acts 207
  • On the first day of the week, when we were
    gathered together to break bread, Paul began
    talking to them, intending to leave the next day,
    and he prolonged his message until midnight.

44
Activities in the Worship
  • Observed the Lord's Supper...
  • On the first day of the week
  • One can infer from this passage that they were
    doing this every week
  • Other passages certainly indicate they were
    assembling regularly on the first day of the week

45
1 Corinthians 161-2
  • Now concerning the collection for the saints, as
    I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you
    also. 2 On the first day of every week each one
    of you is to put aside and save, as he may
    prosper, so that no collections be made when I
    come.

46
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • The church was noted for its love for one another
  • Exemplified in the church at Jerusalem

47
Acts 244,45
  • And all those who had believed were together and
    had all things in common 45 and they began
    selling their property and possessions and were
    sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

48
Acts 432-35
  • And the congregation of those who believed were
    of one heart and soul and not one of them
    claimed that anything belonging to him was his
    own, but all things were common property to them.

49
Acts 432-35
  • 33 And with great power the apostles were
    giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord
    Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.

50
Acts 432-35
  • 34 For there was not a needy person among
    them, for all who were owners of land or houses
    would sell them and bring the proceeds of the
    sales

51
Acts 432-35
  • 35 and lay them at the apostles' feet, and
    they would be distributed to each as any had
    need.

52
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • The church was noted for its love for one another
  • Such love went beyond those in the local
    congregation

53
Acts 1127-30
  • Now at this time some prophets came down from
    Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them named
    Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the
    Spirit that there would certainly be a great
    famine all over the world. And this took place in
    the reign of Claudius.

54
Acts 1127-30
  • 29 And in the proportion that any of the
    disciples had means, each of them determined to
    send a contribution for the relief of the
    brethren living in Judea. 30 And this they did,
    sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the
    elders.

55
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • A weekly collection was instituted
  • To provide for the needs of the saints
  • 1 Corinthians 161 Now concerning the
    collection for the saints, ...

56
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • A weekly collection was instituted
  • To provide for the needs of the saints
  • 1 Corinthians 161 Now concerning the
    collection for the saints, ...

57
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • Principles were taught to determine how much one
    should give
  • "As he may prosper" - 1 Corinthians 162
  • Whatever is given with "readiness"
  • 2 Corinthians 812

58
2 Corinthians 812
  • For if the readiness is present, it is
    acceptable according to what a person has, not
    according to what he does not have.

59
2 Corinthians 812
  • For if the readiness is present, it is
    acceptable according to what a person has, not
    according to what he does not have.

60
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • Principles were taught to determine how much one
    should give
  • "According to what a person has" - 2 Corinthians
    812-13

61
2 Corinthians 812-13
  • For if the readiness is present, it is
    acceptable according to what a person has, not
    according to what he does not have. 13 For this
    is not for the ease of others and for your
    affliction, but by way of equality

62
2 Corinthians 812-13
  • For if the readiness is present, it is
    acceptable according to what a person has, not
    according to what he does not have. 13 For this
    is not for the ease of others and for your
    affliction, but by way of equality

63
2 Corinthians 812-13
  • For if the readiness is present, it is
    acceptable according to what a person has, not
    according to what he does not have. 13 For this
    is not for the ease of others and for your
    affliction, but by way of equality

64
2 Corinthians 812-13
  • For if the readiness is present, it is
    acceptable according to what a person has, not
    according to what he does not have. 13 For this
    is not for the ease of others and for your
    affliction, but by way of equality

65
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • Principles were taught to determine how much one
    should give
  • 2 Corinthians 97

66
2 Corinthians 97
  • Each one must do just as he has purposed in his
    heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for
    God loves a cheerful giver.

67
2 Corinthians 97
  • Each one must do just as he has purposed in his
    heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for
    God loves a cheerful giver.

68
2 Corinthians 97
  • Each one must do just as he has purposed in his
    heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for
    God loves a cheerful giver.

69
2 Corinthians 97
  • Each one must do just as he has purposed in his
    heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for
    God loves a cheerful giver.

70
2 Corinthians 97
  • Each one must do just as he has purposed in his
    heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for
    God loves a cheerful giver.

71
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • Principles were taught to determine how much one
    should give
  • Keeping in mind the principle of "sowing and
    reaping" - 2 Corinthians 96,8

72
2 Corinthians 96
  • Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also
    reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will
    also reap bountifully.

73
2 Corinthians 98
  • And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
    so that always having all sufficiency in
    everything, you may have an abundance for every
    good deed

74
Gave to meet certain Needs...
  • Funds so collected were used to help needy
    Christians
  • Including those who devoted their lives to
    preaching the gospel
  • cf. 2 Cor. 118,9

75
2 Corinthians 118,9
  • I robbed other churches by taking wages from
    them to serve you 9 and when I was present with
    you and was in need, I was not a burden to
    anyone

76
2 Corinthians 118,9
  • for when the brethren came from Macedonia they
    fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept
    myself from being a burden to you, and will
    continue to do so.

77
Philippians 410-18
  • But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at
    last you have revived your concern for me
    indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked
    opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for
    I have learned to be content in whatever
    circumstances I am.

78
Philippians 410-18
  • 12 I know how to get along with humble means,
    and I also know how to live in prosperity in any
    and every circumstance I have learned the secret
    of being filled and going hungry, both of having
    abundance and suffering need.

79
Philippians 410-18
  • 13 I can do all things through Him who
    strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless, you have done
    well to share with me in my affliction. 15 You
    yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the
    first preaching of the gospel, after I left
    Macedonia,

80
Philippians 410-18
  • no church shared with me in the matter of
    giving and receiving but you alone 16 for even
    in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once
    for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift
    itself, but I seek for the profit which increases
    to your account.

81
Philippians 410-18
  • 18 But I have received everything in full and
    have an abundance I am amply supplied, having
    received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a
    fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice,
    well-pleasing to God.

82
They Listened to the Word
  • Noted for attention to the Word
  • The church in Jerusalem - Acts 242

83
Acts 242
  • "They were continually devoting themselves to the
    apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the
    breaking of bread and to prayer."

84
They Listened to the Word
  • Noted for attention to the Word
  • The church in Jerusalem - Acts 242
  • As ambassadors of Christ, the apostles' words
    were taken very seriously
  • cf. 1 Thessalonians 213

85
1 Thessalonians 213
  • For this reason we also constantly thank God
    that when you received the word of God which you
    heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of
    men, but for what it really is, the word of God,
    which also performs its work in you who believe.

86
They Listened to the Word
  • They therefore used their assemblies to hear
    God's Word
  • As when Paul spoke at Troas - Acts 207

87
Acts 207
  • On the first day of the week, when we were
    gathered together to break bread, Paul began
    talking to them, intending to leave the next day,
    and he prolonged his message until midnight.

88
They Listened to the Word
  • They therefore used their assemblies to hear
    God's Word
  • Or when letters from the apostles had been
    received - cf. Colossians 416

89
Colossians 416
  • When this letter is read among you, have it also
    read in the church of the Laodiceans and you,
    for your part read my letter that is coming from
    Laodicea.

90
Offered Prayers and Songs
  • Prayers were offered in their assemblies
  • As indicated in 1 Cor. 1415-17

91
1 Corinthians 1415-17
  • What is the outcome then? I will pray with the
    spirit and I will pray with the mind also I will
    sing with the spirit and I will sing with the
    mind also.

92
1 Corinthians 1415-17
  • 16 Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only,
    how will the one who fills the place of the
    ungifted say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks,
    since he does not know what you are saying?

93
1 Corinthians 1415-17
  • 17 For you are giving thanks well enough, but
    the other person is not edified.

94
Offered Prayers and Songs
  • Prayers were offered in their assemblies
  • Especially in times of trouble
  • cf. Acts 125,12

95
Acts 125
  • So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for
    him was being made fervently by the church to
    God.

96
Acts 1212
  • And when he realized this, he went to the house
    of Mary, the mother of John who was also called
    Mark, where many were gathered together and were
    praying.

97
Offered Prayers and Songs
  • Songs were sung when they were together
  • Using psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to speak
    to one another
  • Ephesians 519

98
Ephesians 519
  • speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and
    spiritual songs, singing and making melody with
    your heart to the Lord

99
Ephesians 519
  • speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and
    spiritual songs, singing and making melody with
    your heart to the Lord

100
Offered Prayers and Songs
  • Songs were sung when they were together
  • Using the same to teach admonish one another
  • Colossians 316

101
Colossians 316
  • Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,
    with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one
    another with psalms and hymns and spiritual
    songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts
    to God.

102
Colossians 316
  • Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,
    with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one
    another with psalms and hymns and spiritual
    songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts
    to God.

103
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast the Lord's Supper with OT Sacrifices...
  • The OT required elaborate ritual in offering
    various sacrifices, which certainly involved the
    physical senses

104
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast the Lord's Supper with OT Sacrifices...
  • The Supper involves the mind more than the senses
  • Requiring meditation rather than much in the way
    of physical action
  • Involving a time for self-examination

105
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast their Giving with OT Tithing...
  • The OT required a specific amount which could
    easily be given in a mechanical manner

106
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast their Giving with OT Tithing...
  • The giving in the NT was based upon principles
    requiring careful thought and proper attitudes
  • As one prospered and purposed in their heart
  • Cheerfully, without grudging obligation

107
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast their Singing with OT Music...
  • Mechanical instruments were used in the OT to
    accompany praise to God

108
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast their Singing with OT Music...
  • In NT worship, the instrument they used was the
    "heart", not the "harp"
  • Upon which they were to "make melody" - cf. Eph.
    519
  • In which they were to sing "with thankfulness in
    your hearts " - cf. Col. 316

109
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast other elements of Worship...
  • The OT required
  • A physical tabernacle (temple)
  • Separate priesthood
  • Special garments
  • Burning of incense
  • Elaborate ceremonies, special feast days

110
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast other elements of Worship...
  • In NT worship
  • The temple is the people of God
  • 1 Corinthians 316-17

111
1 Corinthians 316-17
  • Do you not know that you are a temple of God and
    that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any
    man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy
    him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is
    what you are.

112
Ephesians 220-22
  • having been built on the foundation of the
    apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being
    the corner stone, 21 in whom the whole building,
    being fitted together, is growing into a holy
    temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are
    being built together into a dwelling of God in
    the Spirit.

113
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast other elements of Worship...
  • In NT worship
  • All Christians are priests - 1 Peter 25,9

114
1 Peter 25
  • you also, as living stones, are being built up
    as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to
    offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God
    through Jesus Christ.

115
1 Peter 29
  • But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a
    holy nation, a people for God's own possession,
    so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him
    who has called you out of darkness into His
    marvelous light

116
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast other elements of Worship...
  • In NT worship
  • They adorned themselves with Christ
  • Galatians 327

117
Galatians 327
  • For all of you who were baptized into Christ
    have clothed yourselves with Christ.

118
Colossians 35-14
  • Therefore consider the members of your earthly
    body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion,
    evil desire, and greed, which amounts to
    idolatry. 6 For it is because of these things
    that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of
    disobedience,

119
Colossians 35-14
  • 7 and in them you also once walked, when you
    were living in them. 8 But now you also, put
    them all aside anger, wrath, malice, slander,
    and abusive speech from your mouth.

120
Colossians 35-14
  • 9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid
    aside the old self with its evil practices, 10
    and have put on the new self who is being renewed
    to a true knowledge according to the image of the
    One who created him

121
Colossians 35-14
  • 11 a renewal in which there is no distinction
    between Greek and Jew, circumcised and
    uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and
    freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. 12 So,
    as those who have been chosen of God, holy and
    beloved,

122
Colossians 35-14
  • put on a heart of compassion, kindness,
    humility, gentleness and patience 13 bearing
    with one another, and forgiving each other,
    whoever has a complaint against anyone just as
    the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14
    Beyond all these things put on love, which is the
    perfect bond of unity.

123
Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast other elements of Worship...
  • In NT worship
  • Their prayers were as incense Revelation 58

124
Revelation 58
  • When He had taken the book, the four living
    creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down
    before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and
    golden bowls full of incense, which are the
    prayers of the saints.

125
Revelation 58
  • When He had taken the book, the four living
    creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down
    before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and
    golden bowls full of incense, which are the
    prayers of the saints.

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Revelation 58
  • When He had taken the book, the four living
    creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down
    before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and
    golden bowls full of incense, which are the
    prayers of the saints.

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Spiritual Nature of their Worship
  • Contrast other elements of Worship...
  • In NT worship
  • Observance of feast days was a cause of concern
  • Galatians 410,11

128
Galatians 410,11
  • You observe days and months and seasons and
    years. 11 I fear for you, that perhaps I have
    labored over you in vain.

129
Colossians 216,17
  • Therefore no one is to act as your judge in
    regard to food or drink or in respect to a
    festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day 17
    things which are a mere shadow of what is to
    come but the substance belongs to Christ.

130
The worship in the early church was simple, and
it was "spiritual"
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"... the first Christians were of too spiritual a
fiber to substitute lifeless instruments for or
to use them to accompany the human voice."
  • Catholic Encyclopedia

132
"The execution of Byzantine church music by
instruments, or even the accompaniment of sacred
chanting by instruments was ruled out by the
Eastern Fathers as being incompatible with the
pure, solemn, spiritual character of the religion
of Christ."
  • Constantine Cavarnos,
  • Byzantine Sacred Music

133
"Musical instruments in celebrating the praises
of God would be no more suitable than the burning
of incense, the lighting up of lamps, the
restoration of the other shadows of the law. "
  • John Calvin

134
"The Papists, therefore, have foolishly borrowed
this, as well as many other things, from the
Jews. "
  • John Calvin

135
"Men who are fond of outward pomp may delight in
that noise but the simplicity which God
recommends to us by the apostle is far more
pleasing to Him."
  • John Calvin

136
John 423-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

137
John 423-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

138
John 423-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

139
John 423-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

140
John 423-24
  • But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true
    worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and
    truth for such people the Father seeks to be His
    worshipers. 24 "God is spirit, and those who
    worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
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