Let's Get Specific – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 7 of 20

November 19, 2010

The case has been made that God, not us, gets to regulate His worship; after all, He is the One being worshiped (see previous posts). John Knox, the Scottish reformer, understood this: “All worshiping, honoring, or service invented by the brain of man in the religion of God, without His own express commandment, is idolatry” […]

Worshiping in Vain – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 5 of 20

November 4, 2010

  Anyone disagree that it is appropriate and right that the house of God be ordered by God’s rules? How can any disagree with that? But when it comes to corporate worship, at least in practice, many actually do. The impression given in many sanctuaries is that God hasn’t regulated His worship; that He has […]

He Gets to Decide – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 4 of 20

October 28, 2010

Thus far, the case for God’s regulated worship has been made from the Old Testament. Can one be made from the New? Most certainly; we’ll look at one this time and another one the next. In Matthew 15, Jesus is having another run-in with Israel’s “worship experts”—the Pharisees. After their confrontation, Jesus gives them a […]

Inadequate Worship – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 1 of 20

October 8, 2010

Therein describes the majority of Sunday morning (O, and now Saturday night) evangelical worship services. Is that a bad “order of worship”? I don’t know but it certainly is inadequate. We can do much better than what passes as typical worship today. Isn’t our life regulated by Scripture? It is. Certainly the worship of God […]

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