31 Days of Feasting on Theology: Worship

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Gentle Reader,

Worship: Focusing attention and affection upon a particular object. Reverence. Devotion. Loyal love. Properly rendered to God alone. Practiced on both an individual and corporate level.

Related Concepts and/or Examples

Worship – devotional thoughts by Oswald Chambers

From Rebels to Worshipers – what worship has looked like from the first God-followers to now

Liturgical Year – different worship seasons of the church calendar

In the Quiet – instrumental worship music for your day

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31 Days of Feasting on Theology: Eucharist

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Gentle Reader,

Eucharist: From the Greek eucharisto (yoo-khar-is-teh’-o), meaning “to be grateful, feel thankful.” Also called the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper and Communion. A sacrament observed by the eating of unleavened bread (symbolizing the broken body of Christ) and the drinking of wine or grape juice (symbolizing His shed blood). A time of reverent reflection and remembrance. Instituted by Jesus on the night of His betrayal (Luke 22:14-23).

Related Concepts and/or Examples

Eucharistic Theories Compared – the different ways Protestants understand Communion

Transubstantiation – the Catholic perspective

Open vs. Closed Communion – explains why some churches allow only members to participate in the sacrament

Communion Service – example from the Church of England

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31 Days of Feasting on Theology: Sacrament

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Gentle Reader,

Sacrament: Rite or ritual. Sometimes referred to as “ordinance.” For Protestants, understood to be an outward sign of an inward change that has already occurred. For Catholics and the Orthodox, understood to convey grace that creates the inward change.

Related Concepts and/or Examples

Protestant Understanding of Sacraments – defines and explain the two rites/rituals to which most Protestant churches hold

Sacraments of the Catholic Church – defines and explains the seven rites/rituals to which the Catholic Church holds

Understanding the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church – several areas of overlap with both Protestants and Catholics

Baptism – what this rite means

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31 Days of Feasting on Theology: Faith

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Gentle Reader,

Faith: Trust. Belief that a thing is true. An act of the will and of the understanding. Confident conviction.

Related Concepts and/or Examples

Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times – encouragement for when the going gets tough

Is Faith a Gift From God? – answers from an Arminian perspective

When Faith Wavers – Charles Stanley sermon

By FaithAsbury Bible Commentary on Hebrews 10:32-12:2

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