ISBN #: 978-1-59387-164-2
If the title of this book is correct, as we believe it is, then the importance of the subject will be obvious to every child of God. A great deal of confusion exists in Christendom as to just what constitutes worship. It is often confounded with listening to a sermon; with service for the Lord on behalf of others; with testimony to Christ’s saving and satisfying grace; with the preaching of the gospel; with ministry of the Word to believers, and with prayer.
Many Christians put the emphasis of their lives on service for God, to the exclusion of the worship of God. Others swing to the other extreme, and so stress the importance of worship, that service for the Lord is viewed as being of little or no consequence. We must beware of lopsidedness, or of seeking to push one truth of Scripture to an extreme the Bible does not warrant. The believer must seek to maintain the truth of God in its proper perspective and correct balance. The words of our Lord Jesus Christ give the proper order of precedence. In His reply to Satan’s temptation, He said: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.” (Matt. 4:10) That quality of worship which does not result in service and that service which does not flow from worship, both come short of the Divine ideal.
We shall consider the subject of worship under the following ten headings:
1. Its meaning, or definition
2. Its importance
3. Its authority
4. Its object
5. Its ground
6. Its power
7. Its manner
8. Its hindrances
9. Its place
10. Its results
Alfred P. Gibbs (1890-1967) was a man born to preach. Brought up with his twin brother Edwin in South Africa, both boys early came to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Edwin (1890-1968) stayed on in South Africa to pursue a fruitful evangelistic and Bible teaching work. Alfred studied at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and thereafter carried on an itinerant Bible teaching and writing ministry, chiefly in the United States and Canada.
Gibbs published his first book, The Marvelous City of Mansoul in 1926. In all he wrote fourteen books and booklets, including Christian Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, Scriptural Principles of Gathering, and Worship. All his books have intensity like the man who wrote them. He was full of his subject. He also composed poetry and wrote Christian hymns.
Gibbs never married, considering himself a eunuch for the kingdom of God. He was a model of the advice he gave, he was a spiritual man and a practical man, and fun to be with besides. For Gibbs, to hold forth the Word of life was a lifetime passion.
Chapter 1 — The Meaning of Worship
Chapter 2 — The Meaning of Worship(continued)
Chapter 3 — The Meaning of Worship (continued)
Chapter 4 — The Meaning of Worship (continued)
Chapter 5 — The Meaning of Worship (continued)
Chapter 6 — The Importance of Worship
Chapter 7 — The Importance of Worship (continued)
Chapter 8 — The Importance of Worship (continued)
Chapter 9 — Our Authority for Worship
Chapter 10 — Our Authority for Worship (continued)
Chapter 11 — Our Authority for Worship (continued)
Chapter 12 — The Object of Worship
Chapter 13 — The Object of Worship (continued)
Chapter 14 — The Object of Worship (continued)
Chapter 15 — The Object of Worship (continued)
Chapter 16 — The Ground of Worship
Chapter 17 — The Power for Worship
Chapter 18 — The Manner of Worship
Chapter 19 — The Manner of Worship (continued)
Chapter 20 — The Hindrances to Worship
Chapter 21 — The Hindrances to Worship (continued)
Chapter 22 — The Place of Worship
Chapter 23 — The Results of Worship
Appendix — Direct Address to the Lord Jesus
Books by Alfred P. Gibbs: A Dreamer & His Dream, Christian Baptism, God's Good News, Personal Evangelism, Preach the Word, The Preacher and His Preaching, The Lord's Supper, Through the Scriptures, Worship: The Christian's Highest Occupation
$9.95 USD $12.95 USD
Size: 5" x 8"
Click here for 2017 eBook edition instantly! (note: only contains Assembly information).
At 448 pages and thoroughly updated, the 2016 Assembly Address Book is a great resource for you and your church.
The Address Book section lists many assemblies of Christians throughout the United States and Canada. It is a helpful resource for Christians who travel or relocate, enabling them to conveniently find others who share these beliefs and church practices. This useful resource contains a wealth of information, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, websites, meeting times, and persons to contact for further information.
For the Commended Workers section, in addition to address, phone, and email information, this section provides commendation listings and ministry details. The list of commended Christian workers is published to encourage prayer and personal contact. Entries are organized by state and alphabetized by last name within each state. An index is also provided for ease of use.
In the newer Camp section, you can find Assembly camp information for each State or Province, along with contact details. The Service Organization section has also been extensively expanded and categorized by ministry activity.
**Update your church's entry in the Assembly Address Book by using this link: Online & Printable Update FormsView full product details
Edition: AK '15
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-940293-21-2
Full Case = 130 copies
An ancient inquirer asked the question, "How then can man be right with God?"What the Bible Teaches, written especially for those with no previous Bible knowledge, simply and distinctly explains the answer to this all-important question.
As you study this course, you will discover what the God of the Bible is like, what separates men and women from God, the value of Christ's death and resurrection, and how you can have a personal relationship with God.
Edition: AK '15
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-15-1
Full Case = 180 copies
The Bible pictures losers in many ways—as lost sheep, mug victims, lower class citizens, frauds, and runaway kids, to mention just a few. But the Bible also contains the good news that God has provided a way to have a fresh start in life. Do you feel like you’re a “born loser”? This Bible course will help you learn how you can be born (again) to win!View full product details
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-279-3
Format: Felt Softcover
I call her my Resplendent Bride because I have eyes and ears and for a time she even let me hold her hand.
Yet although her time among us was cut short by cancer, I still feel the afterglow of her resplendence. We were married less than three years. I buried my heart and my wedding ring in St. Louis.
We walked through the shadowlands hand-in-hand until she drew her final breath. She suffered gracefully in a world that does not know what to do with pain.
The Christian faith has always been about death and resurrection, for those twin truths were the reason the Lord Jesus sojourned among us. We have forgotten the old way—we have forgotten how to suffer and die well.
Danielle was my Resplendent Bride, and the church is Christ’s. I invite you to walk through this broken house so that you may know our small part in the divine love story.
As King David said in Psalm 27:13, “. . . I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!” and if not, I know the resurrection fast approaches.
Come, won’t you sit amongst the graves with me, and dream of Resurrection Day?
–E. M. WelcherView full product details