Question: I read your article on dancing, and I was hopeful that you would have a complete sermon covering this topic.  Our class, last night, was on Christian Strategies for Social Life. Yes, pretty much dancing was discouraged.  But, and I knew it was coming, football games and cheerleading was not an issue. It was…

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Question: I came across Preaching Like Jeremiah while researching Jeremiah. There’s a lot of good stuff here, thanks. However, I was amused that you invoked Jeremiah to defend your apparent stance against speedos; considering the dirty underwear incident at the beginning Jeremiah 13. I’m now wondering if there’s a page on your site that invokes David to…

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Question: I have a friend that goes to a church and she is a liturgical dancer. I read all your articles on dancing and understand the views. She told me that it was her calling to dance to the Lord. Is liturgical dancing wrong? Answer: The New Testament does not contain a commandment, an example,…

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Question: Hi, I am a young man who is going to be getting married. I would have loved to use the preacher at my congregation (a church of Christ) but he gave me a pamphlet of his “Do’s and Don’ts.”  Two things that he made clear of were no alcohol at the reception and no…

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Question: Concerning liturgical dancing, who were the women in the Bible that were considered the dancers? Answer: The word “dancer” does not appear in the Bible. There are occasional mentions of women dancing, but there is no indication that it had any fixed part of worship. The article Dancing in the Bible contains a fairly…

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I.         It is difficult to be a Christian             A.        We live in a world that says it follows the Bible, but doesn’t care what the Bible says             B.        As result we face many temptations and those we know don’t recognize the sins. II.        What do we do?             A.        Live like a hermit or monk? Withdraw from all contact with others?…

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Text: Romans 6:1-2   I.         Dancing covers a broad range of action             A.        It can be rhythmic movement in time to music             B.        It can be movement that expresses feelings, such as joy or enthusiasm             C.        It can be complex movements designed to create emotions in another person II.        Dancing in the Bible             A.        We can find approved examples of dancing…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton We will divide the discussion of dancing in the Bible into two sections. The first section will include those Scriptures where dancing is spoken of in a favorable setting. The second section is where dancing is associated with wickedness. We will note the things that are similar within each section and…

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