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Previous article in this series: April 1, 2015, p. 306. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah. Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: Psalm 50:5-7 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Psalm 50:16 Introduction In Psalm 50 God comes as Judge to sit at His bench on Mount Zion...

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It is always a wonderful thing to find another who loves the sovereignty of God as the truth of God revealed in Scripture. It is especially wonderful to find such in the Middle Ages. Thomas Bradwardine, though little known, is such a man. If Gottschalk is rightly remembered in particular for his defense of sovereign predestination in the Middle Ages, Bradwardine ought to be remembered for his defense of the absolute sovereignty of God during the same era.1 Bradwardine was born in England sometime around AD 1290. He was a brilliant man, earning him the nickname “The Profound Doctor.” He...

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Previous article in this series: April 1, 2015, p. 306. Psalm 50:3-4 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Psalm 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God. Psalm 50:14-15 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of...

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But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. I Timothy 3:15-16 Introduction In the previous article we showed that the practice of reciting the Apostles’ Creed in worship is a biblical practice. We did that by appealing to...

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Previous article in this series: December 15, 2014, p. 130. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:15-16 Introduction In this series of articles on public corporate worship we have been engaging in a study...

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Previous article in this series: November 15, 2014, p. 86. And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. Exodus 35:21 Willing Giving One important aspect of our giving to the Lord in worship is the motive of our giving. We must give to the Lord with willing heart. The letting go of the money from the hand must be tied to a heart that loves...

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 Previous article in this series: September 15, 2014, p. 488. And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. Exodus 35:21 Introduction Having worked through the principles of worship found in God’s Word, we are now engaged in a study of the elements of worship. In this article and the next we take up the element of the offertory, an element that has us replying to...

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Previous article in this series: May 15, 2014, p. 378. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 The Congregational Prayer In our worship service the chief time we come through Christ to God in prayer is in what is called the congregational prayer. It is important to note the title of this prayer. It is congregational prayer. The minister is not giving his own...

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In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:16-17   Zephaniah is a prophet of God prophesying in Judah at the time of King Josiah. This is before the captivity and after the rule of the great King Hezekiah. Judah is filled with syncretistic religion at this time. There is the worship...

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Previous article in this series: March 15, 2014, p. 275. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 Introduction Someone once said that for the Christian to pray is as natural as it is for a baby to cry. Since that is true, how natural then ought it be for the people of God to pray when they come together in the public corporate worship...

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