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Our Conduct at Church: Do We Find in Scripture, Justification for Many of the Ways We "operate"?

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Our Conduct at Church

Do we find in Scripture, justification for many of the ways we "operate"?

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As we look around the world, there is a very wide diversity of behaviors observed in "Christian Churches". Do we have a Scriptural foundation for how we understand we should behave and dress, among other things?

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A partial list of notes and Scriptures:

Leviticus 23:1 Leviticus 23:1And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 
Leviticus 23:2 Leviticus 23:2Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
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 ”Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. 
The Sabbath
Leviticus 23:3 Leviticus 23:3Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; you shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
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 ’Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. 

(Mark 2:27 Mark 2:27And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
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)  And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
(Mark 2:28 Mark 2:28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
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)  Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

(Nehemiah 8:13 Nehemiah 8:13And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
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)  Now on the second day the heads of the fathers’ houses of all the people, with the priests and Levites, were gathered to Ezra the scribe, in order to understand the words of the Law.
(Nehemiah 8:14 Nehemiah 8:14And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:
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)  And they found written in the Law, which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths during the feast of the seventh month,
(Nehemiah 8:15 Nehemiah 8:15And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
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)  and that they should announce and proclaim in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the mountain, and bring olive branches, branches of oil trees, myrtle branches, palm branches, and branches of leafy trees, to make booths, as it is written.”
(Nehemiah 8:18 Nehemiah 8:18Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the manner.
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)  Also day by day, from the first day until the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day there was a sacred assembly, according to the prescribed manner.

When Ezra RE ESTABLISHED TRUE WORSHIP, they went back to the Book of the Law and followed the instructions.

(Hebrews 10:25 Hebrews 10:25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
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)  not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

(1Co 11:5)  But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.
(1Co 11:10)  For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.

Exodus 28:31 Exodus 28:31And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
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 ”You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. 
Exodus 28:32 Exodus 28:32And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the middle thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
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 There shall be an opening for his head in the middle of it; it shall have a woven binding all around its opening, like the opening in a coat of mail, so that it does not tear. 
Exodus 28:33 Exodus 28:33And beneath on the hem of it you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:
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 And upon its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 
Exodus 28:34 Exodus 28:34A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe round about.
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 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe all around. 

(Exodus 28:40 Exodus 28:40And for Aaron’s sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for them girdles, and bonnets shall you make for them, for glory and for beauty.
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)  ”For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics, and you shall make sashes for them. And you shall make hats for them, for glory and beauty.
(Exodus 28:41 Exodus 28:41And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest’s office.
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)  So you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him. You shall anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to Me as priests.
(Exodus 28:42 Exodus 28:42And you shall make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even to the thighs they shall reach:
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)  And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.

I want to be properly dressed for “Beauty and Glory”… for GOD to take pleasure in me.

1  Tim 2 
Ecclesiastical realm.
Women should not be put in the FRONT LINES of spiritual battles.
… because Adam was formed first. He should have been in the front line with Satan, instead of Eve alone.

(Acts 2:4 Acts 2:4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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)  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
(Acts 2:6 Acts 2:6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
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)  And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
1Co 14:26  How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 
1Co 14:27  If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 
1Co 14:28  But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. 

(1Co 14:29)  Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.
(1Co 14:30)  But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent.
(1Co 14:31)  For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.
(1Co 14:32)  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
(1Co 14:33)  For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Basically, an ORDERLY environment CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING.

(1Co 11:4)  Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.
(1Co 11:5)  But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.

1Co 14:36  Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? 
1Co 14:37  If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 
1Co 14:38  But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant. 
1Co 14:39  Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. 
1Co 14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order. 

(Mark 10:29 Mark 10:29And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
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)  So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,
(Mark 10:30 Mark 10:30But he shall receive an hundred times now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
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)  who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.
(Mark 10:31 Mark 10:31But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
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)  But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

2Ti 3:16  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 
2Ti 3:17  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

OUR conversations post services should really be focused on the Scriptures and the Teaching.

(Colossians 4:6 Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.
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)  Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

HOW SHOULD WE PARTICIPATE?
(1Co 12:4)  There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
(1Co 12:28)  And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
(1Co 12:29)  Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?
(1Co 12:30)  Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
(1Co 12:31)  But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.

WHAT is YOUR GIFT of service to the Church??