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The Sacraments

…to make the word of God fully known,  ?the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. ?To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:25-27   In [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:23:04+00:00 February 4th, 2009|Worship|0 Comments

The Preaching of the Word of God

And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.  Also …the Levites helped the people to understand the Law, while the people remained in their places.They read from the book, [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:45:29+00:00 January 29th, 2009|Worship|0 Comments

The Doxology

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.  Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! Psalm 72:18-19   Continuing in our series on biblical worship, we come now to the singing of the doxology. The word doxology comes from the [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:24:39+00:00 January 21st, 2009|Worship|0 Comments

The Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. Acts 4:32 In this series we have been looking at biblical worship as a meeting of God’s covenant people with [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:28:34+00:00 December 24th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

The Pastoral Prayer

“Lord, teach us to pray...” Luke 11:1 Continuing in our series on the elements of biblical worship, we come now to the pastoral prayer. The pastoral prayer is a continuation of the prayers that occur throughout the service. In the Invocation, we have called upon the Lord to help us in worship, and praised him and adored him [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:23:41+00:00 December 10th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

The Public Reading of Scripture

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture… 1 Tim. 4:13 We have discussed both the back and forth nature of biblical worship and also the centrality of the Word of God. God is speaking to us, his covenant people, as we meet with him. He speaks to us through his Holy Word, his [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:29:23+00:00 November 13th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

The Singing of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 (ESV) Music is an integral part of biblical worship, and we use it throughout the service. Music has long been part of the [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:43:27+00:00 October 29th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

The Psalter Reading

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”  Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1-4 (ESV) Next in our series on biblical worship [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:34:47+00:00 October 14th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

The Gloria Patri

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!  “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”  “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”For from him and through him [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:30:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Worship|0 Comments