The idea brought forth by those who claim that we who hold to God's sovereignty in all things are similar to the Greek pagans is without warranted. As Ronald Nash states in his book The Gospel and the Greeks, these so called gods were limited by their own weakness both physical and moral. Not to...
The Puritan Board
I was reading interpretations on 1 Cor. 15:29, "Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?" Calvin in his commentary says, "Before expounding this passage, it is of importance to set aside the common exposition,...
Once my wife and I had our first daughter I began to be convicted and convinced by scripture that I needed to do family worship. This was foreign to me as I was not raised doing family worship. Currently I have a 4yr. old and an 18 month old. 18-month old is normally asleep before we start as she can barely sit still. We plan (as we did with my first kid), to be more dogmatic once...
Why does the minister close the worship service with an inspired Benediction, standing with up-lifted hands facing God’s people?
Here is a page of Biblical and historic, reformed resources on the Benediction, a practice not so easy to find resources on.
The Benediction at...
In his book, Thoughts on Public Prayer, Samuel Miller makes a rather compelling argument for standing during public prayer, as opposed to sitting. I cannot say I have ever even attended a church in which the congregation stands during a congregational (long) prayer.
Does anyone attend a church in which the congregation stands during prayer?
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