How do you know that you are a child of God? In this message, Pastor Mahtani explains how the people of God are sealed by the the Holy Spirit and how we are assured of our salvation by this sealing. Click here to listen.
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The Ephesian Christians were called by Paul in Ephesians 4:1-3 “...walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love: endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." What is this unity of the Spirit? How do we guard and preserve this unity of the Spirit with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? Click here to read more.
We all belong to certain churches, certain denominations and we defend vigorously the truths that we hold dear to our hearts. That is a good thing, but our biggest concern should be do we belong to the one holy, catholic church of Christ, the elect of God? Do we show, through our unity, that we belong? Click here to listen to Rev. Mahtani's study of the meaning behind the words in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe an holy catholic church."
Did you know that the reading and preaching of the word in corporate worship has its origins in the Jewish synagogue? In fact, the “primary purpose of the synagogue was to enable men to hear the law read and expounded.” Why is the reading of scripture so important? Click here to read Rev. Cory Griess' development of this vital element to our church worship.
The reading of the word is absolutely necessary in New Testament worship. Paul commands (2 Timothy 4:1-2a), "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: preach the word." Rev. Cory Griess instructs how there is no worship without the word in this sermon which is divided into these three parts: 1) God's Own Voice 2) The Word Produces Worship 3) The Believer's Attitude. Click here to listen.
What does God require of us during singing in corporate worship? Are choirs permissible? Are we limited in what types of songs we can sing? What blessings are promised to us through proper singing? Rev. Cory Griess looks at these aspects of singing and more in his study of corporate worship. Click here to read more.