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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

The Confession of Our Faith

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,and since we have a great priest over the house of God,  let us draw near with a true heart in full [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:41:26+00:00 September 27th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

The Invocation & Prayer of Adoration

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1 (ESV)  Continuing our series on the elements of biblical worship, we come now to the Invocation or initial prayer. This is the first of several prayers during the service, which have a definite progression through the service as God speaks to [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:41:07+00:00 September 17th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments

God Calls Us to Worship Him

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.  Psalm 95:6-7 (ESV) This is the third installation in our series on biblical worship and the second element of worship [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:40:47+00:00 September 9th, 2008|Worship|0 Comments