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Why Do We Do What We Do?

When we assemble on the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week, there are certain activities that are engaged in regularly. You might sometimes hear these referred to as the “five acts of worship.” Why do we always do these five things? Well, on a base level, we do them because Jesus commanded us to worship “in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) The meaning being that we are to be engaged in spirit (i.e. focused with our mind and emotions) and acting upon only those things that we have authority to do (cf. 2 John 9). Praying – There are several passages that show us how integral prayer was to the early church (Acts 2:42; 12:12). One of the reasons the Hebrew writer warns against forsaking t