November 21, 2017

The Routine of the Tabernacle Worship

Taigen Joos Most Christians are familiar with the first half of the book of Exodus. The calling of Moses, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, the giving of the Law, etc. The latter part of the book may be less appealing because it is largely about the instructions for making the components […]

God or gods?

George Stiekes …the LORD He is God; there is none else beside Him (Deuteronomy 4:35). And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, The LORD, He is the God; the lORD, He is the God (I Kings 18:39). We are living today in a godless society. The goal […]

Congregational Singing Is Cool Again

Chuck Phelps Congregational singing has suddenly become cool (again). Just listen to Mark Dever, who testifies that, “The effect (of congregational music) on my own soul is electrifying.” Dr. Dever counsels pastors to reduce the praise band and the organ “by 80%” so that the voices of the congregation may be heard. After all, says, […]

A blog on Worship

Don Johnson We’ve highlighted a new blog recently and would like you to take a look at one of their latest offerings: Worship: It’s More than You Think You might think this is yet another post on music, but that really isn’t Aaron Berry’s point. I fear that many of our worship services or events […]

Children in the Worship Service

Thomas Overmiller Sometimes people ask me why we include children in our Sunday morning worship service, rather than send them to a separate program. The reason is a biblical one. It appears that children participated in the corporate worship of the churches from the beginning. On three occasions (maybe more), Scripture indicates that children were […]

Do You Wrestle with This Temptation?

Thomas Overmiller God is always good to his people, all the time. That’s what David affirms in Psalm 73:1. But in doing so, he makes an honest admission. Can you relate? He had been jealous of ungodly people (Psalm 73:2-3). His jealousy centered on their material prosperity and sinful indulgence, free from obvious consequences (Psalm […]

Is It Worship or Theatrics?

Gordon Sears [FrontLine MayJun 1994] Today the world is demanding changes, expressing an attitude that exclaims “Anything Goes!” Well, “Anything Goes!” might be acceptable in the secular world, but it is certainly not true in the Christian realm. God has given us definite guidelines in His Word so that we can know what is acceptable […]

Singing (Part 2)

George Stiekes [See here for Part 1] I will praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou most High. Psalm 9:1-2 In Part 1, it was noted that singing is […]

Singing (Part 1)

George Stiekes I will praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvelous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou most High. Psalm 9:1-2 Singing is a very vital part of worship.  It is obviously part of the […]

The Fundamentals of Worship

John C. Vaughn Not too long ago, a lady who had agreed to visit our church at the invitation of a friend explained to me why she was returning to her Charismatic megachurch to enjoy its more aerobic service. “I need worship. You people don’t worship here.” That charge certainly got my attention, but the […]