Congregational Singing: Together in Praise!

Here's a helpful book on the topic of singing in the Christian life: Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church by Keith and Kristyn Getty. I'm in the middle of a short sermon series on what Scripture teaches about singing, so this book has been one helpful resource in my studies. Sing! traces …

The Importance of Fellowship Before the Worship Service (Kuyper)

Abraham Kuyper's various reflections on Christian worship are found in this excellent volume: Our Worship (ed. Harry Boonstra). Since Kuyper's reflections are over 100 years old and since he wrote them from a specific historical context, not everything he said is completely applicable today. However, Kuyper did have some wonderful insights on worship. One section …

Devoted to Lord’s Day Worship

Sheldon Jackson was a 19th century Presbyterian missionary who travelled over a million miles in the Western frontier of America, including Alaska. After graduating from Princeton Seminary in 1858, his mission field included Minnesota and the surrounding region. Later he was moved to the Colorado area and still later he did extensive mission work in …

On Not Broadcasting a Worship Service (Lloyd-Jones)

Sometime during the 1960s D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preached in the United States at a church that broadcasted the evening service on the radio. You can find this story in chapter 13 of Preaching & Preachers. At the end of his story about preaching at this worship service, Lloyd-Jones gave his opinion on broadcasting a service …

Conscience, Prayer, and Public Worship (Gurnall)

In his lengthy discussion of prayer based on Ephesians 6:18, William Gurnall connected it (prayer) to conscience and public worship. Habitually joining with other believers for Lord's Day worship is a duty of the Christian. So is prayer - public and private. Here's how Gurnall weaves these together. I've edited it for readability. Make conscience …

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