Having full-time elders can be a great benefit to a congregation. Whenever elders come to a decision we are responsible for obeying and submitting to them. We need to appreciate the tremendous responsibility they have of looking after our souls. And we need to recognize the tremendous amount of work they put in to protect and guide us.
The church was born on the day of Pentecost. On that day the Holy Spirit fell upon the Apostles and they preached the Gospel in Jerusalem. The kingdom came with the power of the Holy Spirit. Thousands of those who were assembled realized they had crucified the Son of God and they obeyed the Gospel. They repented and were baptized for the remission of their sins and they were added to the church.
True worship must be done according to the will of God and it’s our goal to only practice acceptable worship. Instrumental worship music is not authorized anywhere in the New Testament. It wasn’t practiced in any church until centuries after the Lord’s church was established. And when it began to be added to worship services it met stiff opposition.
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