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Testimonials In Your Church

Does your pastor ask others (volunteers) in the congregation to pray? Do you consider your church to formal and regimented? Do you believe in having a time for testimonials in a church service?

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 ---mima on 4/4/06
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1. Yes, 2. Yes fairly, 3. Yes. but the latter is put into practice only very occasionally because we are a fairly formal church. Different speakers have different ideas each week so it can vary quite a lot.
---RitaH on 1/8/08


Yes. No. Yes.
---Madison on 1/8/08


Jack,
What is your point?
---Bruce5656 on 5/9/06


If you will read acts you will see that everytime the apostles came together they gave testimony of what God had done through them.
---exzucuh on 5/9/06


There is no ban on giving praise in any time or generation.
---Bruce5656 on 5/9/06




Bruce:

1. It doesn't say that these things took place in Temple or Synagogue services.

2. None of these verses describe NT worship, nor are there any NT verses that talk about "giving testimonials"

3. If you're going to quote the OT for Chrisian standards of worship, then use incense, slaughter animals, and separate men from women.
---Jack on 5/9/06


Psalms 22:22, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee."
Psalms 22:25, "My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him."
Psalms 35:18, "I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people."
Psalms 68:26, "Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel."
---Bruce5656 on 5/9/06


Mima, can you please give an example where "testimonials" were given in church services in the NT?

Give book, chapter, and verse in your answer.

Can you find any examples of such in early Christian writings? Please give citations.
---Jack on 5/8/06


Members are asked to pray sometimes. Sometimes there a period of time when anyone who chooses can pray. Testimonies are not usually given in Sunday services but are in women's meetings and special weekday meetings etc. Our church is fairly regimented and formal.
---emg on 4/5/06


In our church we try to get as much interaction going as possible. It is not formal or regimented. The using of gifted people is a great builder of the church. 1Cor. 14 shows that at the assembly there was much participation.
---john on 4/4/06




We don't go by a schedule. There is no routine that we follow. If there is a need to be meet in the church, the Pastor asks all the christians to pray. The testimonies are not on a schedule, we just get up and start talking, we don't set aside a time for this, or a time limit. We just follow God's spirit, and let him move.
---Rebecca_D on 4/4/06


Yes, No, Yes
---Bruce5656 on 4/4/06


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