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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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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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Previous article in this series: February 1, 2014, p. 201. Introduction The Moral Law of God is permanent and therefore useful for the church in the New Testament age. It re­veals the holy character of God in its demands. It drives us to the cross of Christ for forgiveness. This Law also leads us into obedience, freed as we are by the gospel of Jesus Christ to take up our part in the covenant as friend-servants. The Law and the Worship Service The Law can and ought to be used those ways in the worship service of the church. The...

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Previous article in this series: December 1, 2013, p. 104. And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:1-3 Introduction In previous articles in this series we examined three great principles of public corporate worship. The first was that public corporate worship is a covenantal assembly. The second was that it is a covenantal assembly carried out in a holy dialogue between God and His people. The third was that it...

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Previous article in this series: September 1, 2013, p. 464. Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. Psalm 111:1 Introduction Last time we began to examine one of the main ele­ments of Reformed worship that contains our response to God in the service, the element of singing. We dis­covered that the regulative principle requires the singing of praise in public corporate worship. We noticed the unique form of communication that singing is, fitted for our worship of God from our whole hearts. Finally, we saw...

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Previous article in this series: May 15, 2013, p. 368. Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. Psalm 111:1 Introduction We began this series on Reformed worship by look­ing at various biblical principles of public, corporate worship. At this point in the series we are seeing those principles applied to a Reformed worship service, particularly as that is expressed in a typical Protestant Reformed liturgy. Last time we drove straight to the heart of the cov­enantal assembly by examining the ministry of the Word...

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Previous article in this series: March 1, 2013, p. 260. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast...

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