While praise, joy, contrition, and love are all important affections for worship, gratitude is the most important worship affection.
People have asked me why we are holding these ‘worship protests,’ and the answer is simple: God is moving, and our nation desperately needs it.
‘It’s time for the church to rise up with one voice and tell our government leaders … that we refuse to be silenced!’ said the leader of the #LetUsWorship movement, Sean Feucht.
“We do not need the state’s permission to serve and worship our Lord as He has commanded,” elders of Grace Community Church said.
‘My recommendation still holds that the choirs should refrain from singing,’ says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s unelected coronavirus czar.
People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom, but their concerns are deeper than that.
‘We cannot and will not acquiesce to a government-imposed moratorium on our weekly congregational worship,’ MacArthur and the church’s elder board said in a statement.
The New York Times smears religious Americans as a ‘major source’ of COVID outbreaks even as church-related infections represent only 0.02 percent of cases.
Outdoor services have brought some unexpected blessings for the Vine Community Church, but hot weather makes the future of drive-in church uncertain.
Gov. Tim Walz targeted Minnesotans’ First Amendment right to worship. When they pushed back, he eased restrictions. Neither should have to happen.
Now that we are past the peak of infections in our area, and our hospitals are not in immediate danger of being overwhelmed, it’s time to restart in-person services in a responsible way.
Wake County, North Carolina continues to ban Christians from their central rite of communion while allowing hand-delivered food so long as it’s served by restaurants instead of pastors.
‘It’s great that dog grooming, gin, guns, and garden supplies are essential,’ says Pastor Kevin Martin, chuckling at the irony, ‘but the body and blood of Christ are not.’
Abolishing group gatherings is fine if such limits apply to everyone, but if they only apply to churchgoers that’s a moral and legal problem.
Declaring religious services to be ‘non-essential’ is beyond the rightful role of government. Instead, officials should equally apply all limits.
The governor is telling Christians how worship must be done and with stricter rules than for all other public gatherings. That is none of his damned business.
Catholics do not seek out the Latin Mass to ‘save a church in crisis.’ They go in obedience to the injunction: ‘Seek first the kingdom of God.’
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