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Worship

Morning Devotion: Finding that Elusive Rest and Relaxation

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God promises rest, relaxation and joy for those who commit themselves to regular church attendance and worship.

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Tags: church, worship, attendance, kamloops, joy, rest, relaxation

Worship: The Role of Music During Times of Crises

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Worship provides the reassurance of faith that is necessary for coping with trauma and crises.

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Tags: worship, trauma, crises, tragedy, faith, psychology

The Order of Wisdom

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

As the Philosopher says in the beginning of Metaphysics, it is the business of the wise man to order. The reason for that is that wisdom is the highest perfection of reason, whose characteristic is to know order.

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Tags: aquinas, aristotle, philosophy, christian, journey

Church History: Church Planting and attending the Worship Service... even if it is held in a horse fair!

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A Church that was planted in the mid-seventeenth century in a horse fair still meets to this day because of their discipline regarding the weekly worship service.

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Tags: church planting, church covenant, worship service, church history, tithing

Friendship: Tolkien on Going to Church on Sunday

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“It is true that if these hobbits understood the danger, they would not dare to go. But... I think, Elrond, that in this matter it would be well to trust rather to their friendship than to great wisdom.” -Gandalf in dialogue with Elrond at Rivendell, The Fellowship of the...

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Tags: worship, kamloops, jesus, god, worship, gathering, why go to church, friendship

Two Crimes Against Worship

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Two crimes are often committed against the Worship of God. We either do not honor Him, or we neglect His altar.

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Tags: you shall have no other gods before me, act of worship, contemporary worship music, worship to god, hillsong musicians, worship god, ten commandments, worship service, people worshiping, honor god, yahweh, crime, altar, elijah, hophni, honor, altar, altars, worship, christianity, religion

From All that Dwell Below the Sky

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There are some songs and some song writers that write in such a way that your heart is warmed, and you stand in the presecne of God and feel the sheer weight of His glory. Isaac Watts is my favorite hymnist. I love what he has penned for the church. These songs of his are hundreds of years old...

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Tags: isaac watts, hymns, from all that dwell below the sky

Exegetical Notes: Matthew 5:21-26

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Matthew 5:21-26: A Fresh Translation and personal Exegetical Notes.

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Tags: exegetical notes, exegesis, greek, matthew 5, anger, reconciliation

Be an Active Participant in Your Life

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Job didn't sit in the squalor of apathy and indifference. He became an active participant, and he proactively chose to steer a path that led away from evil.

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Tags: job, active participant, evil, indifference, path