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How Beautiful Is Your Worship? – Beloved Women – October 26, 2020

How Beautiful Is Your Worship? Beloved Women October 26, 2020READ: And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. There were... Read more

Sean Feucht’s Worship Event Greenlit in DC, Despite Fears of ‘Superspreader’ Event

Sean Feucht's Worship Event Greenlit in DC, Despite Fears of 'Superspreader' Event WASHINGTON (RNS) Christian recording artist Sean Feucht is slated to bring his worship protest tour to the nations capital this Sunday (Oct. 25) despite concerns around mass gatherings during a pandemic. Feuchts tour has received widespread criticism from public health officials and other faith... Read more

Colorado Churches Beat State in Court as Judge Overturns Worship Restrictions

Colorado Churches Beat State in Court as Judge Overturns Worship Restrictions A pair of Colorado churches won a religious liberty victory last week when a federal judge ruled they could meet indoors without an attendance cap, provided they continue following the states social distancing requirements.At issue are state COVID-19 restrictions that limit the capacity of... Read more

Tennessee Officials Investigate Large Worship Event Where Many Ignored COVID-19 Guidances

Tennessee Officials Investigate Large Worship Event Where Many Ignored COVID-19 Guidances Health officials in Tennessee are investigating a Nashville Christian event where much of the crowd did not wear masks.The Metro Nashville Health Department said it was very concerned about the event, which featured Christian musician Sean Feucht. Feucht has held anti-coronavirus events all over... Read more

Nashville Authorities Investigating Worship Artist Who Held Unpermitted Weekend Event | RELEVANT

Tennessee health officials are investigating a worship event held in downtown Nashville over the weekend that drew a large, often maskless crowd, NBC News reports. The outdoor event featured worship artist Sean Feucht, who has held anti-coronavirus-lockdown events around the country over the last few months. The Nashville event was held at Public Square Park... Read more

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship A judge denied a Brooklyn dioceses request for a temporary restraining order on COVID-19 restrictions.According to ABC 7, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn had filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of New York, saying that COVID-19 restrictions were a... Read more

Judge Sides with D.C. Church: City’s Ban on Outdoor Worship Violates Federal Law

Judge Sides with D.C. Church: City's Ban on Outdoor Worship Violates Federal Law A federal judge handed a Washington, D.C. church a major religious liberty victory Friday, ruling it could gather outdoors for worship services during the pandemic in spite of city restrictions.At issue were restrictions by the city and Mayor Muriel Bowser that ban... Read more

A Call to Worship – Tim Challies

I have mentioned before that one important element of worship at Grace Fellowship Church is the Call to Worship. These sometimes involve reading a passage of scripture, but other times combine several texts into a responsive question and answer format. Heres an example that might bless you this morning as you prepare to worship. It... Read more

We can still worship God even if our church doors are locked

(Photo: Unsplash/Jennifer Burk)This is certainly a weird time to be a pastor. I've started preaching again but I have to admit that 'going to church on a Sunday' is proving a very different experience at the moment. I have no idea how well I am communicating with masked congregations although I'm taking heart from the... Read more

Over 5,000 Believers Worship Together in Texas

Over 5,000 Believers Worship Together in Texas The Let Us Worship Tour, led by Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht, stopped in Texas over the weekend and drew in thousands of Christians who gathered to worship together.On Friday, the tour met in Fort Worth where numerous conversions, baptisms and miracles took place.Feucht noted on his Twitter... Read more

Nevada Loosens Restrictions on Houses of Worship following Lawsuit

Nevada Loosens Restrictions on Houses of Worship following Lawsuit The state of Nevada is changing some of its restrictions on in-person worship and other gatherings following a lawsuit.According to The Christian Post, the state will now raise the limit for in-person gatherings from 50 to 250 people or 50 percent of a buildings capacity, whichever... Read more

San Francisco Mayor Eases One-Person COVID Restriction on Houses of Worship

San Francisco Mayor Eases One-Person COVID Restriction on Houses of Worship San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced, houses of worship may reopen to 25 percent capacity or up to 100 people, due to the citys declining infection and case rates.Breed was previously under fire for limiting gatherings at houses of worship to one person.We know... Read more

True Worship Is More Than Singing in Church | RELEVANT

There’s a divide in the Church. Well, there are plenty of divides in the Church. But one of the most concerning, I think, centers around the idea of worship: It’s a divide between those who understand what it means to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24) and those who don’t. This division... Read more

3 Christians Arrested at Outdoor Worship Service for Failing to Social Distance, Wear a Mask

3 Christians Arrested at Outdoor Worship Service for Failing to Social Distance, Wear a Mask Three Christians were arrested in Moscow City, Idaho for not wearing masks and not social distancing while taking part in an outdoor worship service.Two others at the worship service were issued citations for also not wearing masks.Moscow Police Chief James... Read more

Danny Chambers, Charismatic Worship Leader and Nashville Pastor, Has Died

Danny Chambers, Charismatic Worship Leader and Nashville Pastor, Has Died NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Danny Chambers, a Nashville-based worship leader and pastor who was well known in charismatic Christian circles, has died.Chambers death was announced by his wife, Jillian Chambers, on Instagram Wednesday (Sept. 23).May the Rain of Your presence fall as we mourn the passing of... Read more

Anna Golden on How Praise and Worship Is Evolving | RELEVANT

At just 23 years old, Anna Golden has already become a seriously influential woman in worship music, getting signed to Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s new imprint and winning thousands of fans with her studious songwriting, marvelous voice and heart for praise. But it wasn’t always a given that Golden would end up in worship she got... Read more

Who Have We Come To Worship? – Tim Challies

An element of worship we treasure at Grace Fellowship Church is the Call to Worship. This is the element at the beginning of the service that is essentially a declaration that we are now beginning something special, something different from everything else we will experience through the week. As we explicitly call people to worship,... Read more

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Banning Officals from Closing Houses of Worship

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Banning Officals from Closing Houses of Worship On Wednesday, Ohios Republican governor Mike DeWine signed a new bill into law prohibiting public officials from shutting down houses of worship across the state despite the COVID-19 pandemic.The legislation, House Bill 272, will go into effect in mid-December in the state, Cleveland.com reports.In... Read more

Hillsong Worship Releases Children’s Book Based on Award-Winning Song ‘What a Beautiful Name’

Hillsong Worship Releases Children's Book Based on Award-Winning Song 'What a Beautiful Name' Hillsong Worship recently announced a new childrens book called What a Beautiful Name, inspired by their award-winning song of the same name.Written by Hillsongs Brooke and Scott Ligertwood, as well as Ben and Karalee Fielding, the 40-page book features a little boy... Read more

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says HYDERABAD, India, September 10, 2020 (Morning Star News) Harassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his son, he said.The... Read more

12,000 People Gather for Worship Service at California State Capitol

12,000 People Gather for Worship Service at California State Capitol In California, 12,000 people have gathered on the Capitol Grounds to worship God. The move was apparently illegal in California, but Sean Feucht, who held the service, says freedom of religion is a right that everyone should have, regardless of what State Officials have to... Read more

Attacked Christians in India Risk Arrest if Worship Draws Assaults

Attacked Christians in India Risk Arrest if Worship Draws Assaults NEW DELHI, September 7, 2020 (Morning Star News) Police in eastern India have threatened to arrest Christians for disturbing the peace if their worship draws more opposition after recent attacks, including one that has nearly cost an elderly woman her sight, sources said.Complaining that Christian... Read more

‘We Are Not Closing,’ Pastor Declares after County Fines Church $52,750 for Worship Services

'We Are Not Closing,' Pastor Declares after County Fines Church $52,750 for Worship Services The pastor of a large California church said Tuesday his congregation will not stop meeting for indoor worship despite fines from the county that have topped $50,000.Jack Trieber, pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., said in a... Read more

Yes, Ancestral Worship is Idolatry // Lucky Mogakane – TGC Africa

God has gifted Africa with many beautiful, unique and colourful cultures. Our continent is also home to a delightful tapestry of traditions. But embedded in many of these cultures and traditions is the belief that the dead possess power over the living. Many Africans believe they need to appease the dead in order to enjoy... Read more

‘Riots to Revival’ Event Brings Baptisms and Worship to Kenosha, Wisconsin

'Riots to Revival' Event Brings Baptisms and Worship to Kenosha, Wisconsin A Riots to Revival movement is gaining momentum in Wisconsin after starting in June at the memorial site of George Floyd.According to CBN News, last week, Dr. Charles Karuku shared on social media that the revival, started by Dr. Karaku and Pastor Lindsey Karaku... Read more

NATIONSWORSHIP: Virtual worship event hopes to unite global Church

International (MNN) — Between a pandemic, social tensions, and political conflict, our world today is riddled with division. Lots of people have ideas to address the chaos, but there arent many public figures saying, You know what we need? One big, international worship service. But thats exactly what Global Disciples says. Coming up on November... Read more

Northern Ireland: places of worship attacked every three days

(Photo: Unsplash/Andrew Seaman)Calls were being made today for greater protection of churches and other places of worship in Northern Ireland after hundreds of attacks in recent years. A freedom of information request by CARE NI revealed that since 2014, there have been 601 recorded crimes causing criminal damage to religious buildings, churchyards and cemetries in... Read more

1 in 4 Brits have regularly engaged in online worship during lockdown

(Photo: Unsplash/Carolina Jacomin)A significant proportion of the population has engaged with faith digitally during Covid-19, a study by researchers at Durham University has found. The study by the Centre for Digital Theology at Durham University, in conjuction with Savanta ComRes, found that one in four Brits had engaged regularly in online organised worship during lockdown.  The... Read more

Global Disciples placing new emphasis on worship across borders

International (MNN) — The American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, Music is the universal language of mankind. This is especially true for worship in the Church. The Body of Christ spans across borders. Even when we cant speak one anothers language, worshipping the Lord together demonstrates our unity.Thats why Global Disciples is placing a... Read more