The Orthodox Presbyterian Chuch in America has called for today, Saturday, August 21, 2021, to be a day of prayer and fasting that “we might lament our distress and unworthiness before the Lord, confess our sin, and commit ourselves anew to the faithful service of the Lord our God…” This could...
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Anyone who reads the book of Acts will be struck with how simple that standard of apostolic worship was. The more simple the worship is, the more spiritual it will be shown to be, when persons have nothing else to cling to in it but the Word of God laid bare, in the praying, the singing, the...
In light of COVOID-19, there are many cancellations of public worship services and/or at risk Christians that ought to stay at home. As such, many of us will be watching live streamed services with our families.
This is categorically difficult for me, and there aren't a...
I have a friend who attends an RP Presbyterian church who sings exclusive Psalms acapella (without instruments). Says that its aligning to how God commands to be worshiped per the Regulative Principle of Worship. LBC 1689 says Chapter 22, Section 1 says,
1. .... But the acceptable...
What is necessary truth in relationship to the Gospel? Byfield explains what central truths surround the Gospel in an easy to understand format. Great for family worship!
Christian Truths Necessary for Salvation by Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622) (250 pages)
Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622) was a...
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As a former charismatic, I recently had the opportunity to meet up with one of my former pastors to catch up and share how we had been growing in our faith, and we had a great discussion surrounding worship, why I only sing Psalms, why instruments were a shadow of what was to come and are thus...
Hi, I suppose I'll take the time to introduce myself. I'm David, I attend Arann Reformed Baptist Church, Dublin, Ireland. I've been attending there for the past few months now. I've been a Christian since I accepted the Lord in my younger days. My parents are also Christians having been...
I have family in Decatur, Alabama that we are visiting. *We’re going to be on the east side of Smith Lake and are looking for a solid NAPARC church to attend in the morning. In light of yesterday’s news with our family, I really want to be with my local body back in Illinois. However, we just...
Has anyone seen this 1967 documentary? I believe it is public domain and can be watch on YouTube for free.
I would like to hear some thoughts on what in the world was going on in it. Demonic? Faking? Both?
If you haven’t seen it, take an hour or so and watch it. Rejoice, for RPW is a gift...
I created this thread so those of you who believe in Exclusive Psalmody may cooperate in writing a refutation to T. David Gordon's objections to Exclusive Psalmody in his article entitled "Some Thoughts on Exclusive Psalmody"...
How to Hear the Preaching of God’s Word with Profit by Stephen Egerton (1555–1621)
Have you ever taken time to learn what it means to hear the word of God preached with profit, and to understand what ought to be done before, during and after the sermon?
Stephen Egerton (1555–1621) was an...
John Calvin on worship, in the early pages of The Necessity of Reforming the Church:
"[T]he rule which distinguishes between pure and vitiated worship is of universal application, in order that we may not adopt any device which seems fit to ourselves, but look to the injunction of him who...
It was said of the Scottish reformers that:
“The ministers that were took not their pattern from any Kirk in the world, no, not from Geneva itself; but, laying God’s Word before them, made reformation according thereunto…”
John Row 1637
History of the Kirk of Scotland, p. 12
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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 ReformedBooksOnline...
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Would you like to grow in your reverence to God during public and private worship?
God's Will. God's Rules. God's People. God's Worship.
John Forbes explains 1 Timothy 3:13-16 to churches that claim to uphold true worship, but may be missing the mark. This is an amazingly powerful work for...
(I apologize if this has been asked. The search function does not seem to be working on either my PC or my smartphone.)
Q. 156. Is the Word of God to be read by all?
A. Although all are not permitted to read the Word publicly to the congregation...
(Deut. 31:9,11-13; Neh. 8:2-3, 9:2-5)
In light of some recent discussion on singing in worship, I share this verse I came by. Apologies if it has already been mentioned:
2 Chronicles 36:25
"And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them...
I'm updating Gospel Worship by Burroughs (lots of requests for that). One of the things that is hitting me (again, having read this quite a few times), is twofold:
1. That unless we worship God as God requires, we don't worship God, and we have never sanctified his name. (This thought should...
We are to only worship God, and yet Jesus, a man, was worshipped in his earthly ministry. How is this so? The answer is that we worship Jesus, the God-man Mediator, not insofar as He is a creature, but insofar as his Person is God.
This precious jewel of theology is argued by the reformed...
According to what I'm seeing in the Bible, it seems like man/men should lead worship while the rest of the congregation's men sing along and the women remain silent? My own church deviates from this in having a woman lead worship while everyone sings. My pastors even let a woman preach recently...
Should dance, drama and man-made religious imagery be in worship?
If it is of help to you, I have made an extensive Biblical case for the historic, reformed position that religious imagery in worship is regulated by God's Word, that dancing is not warranted for the regular public...
Carl Trueman, Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing our Piety
The rise of Lent in non-Roman, Orthodox or Anglican circles is a fascinating phenomenon.
"Finally, it also puzzles me that time and energy is spent each year on extolling the virtues of Lent when comparatively little is spent on...
Any thoughts on whether Communion should be served from an altar?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think most Reformed churches have not used altars because they may suggest a sacrifice. But say, for instance, a church used an altar to show that the Supper is a sacrifice of praise? In some cases...
I am fairly new to the Regulative Principle. From my understanding, it can be summarized in the following statement: only what God explicitly commands is permissible in the public and corporate worship of God on the Lord's Day.
If that statement is incomplete or incorrect...
Please correct me if I use this word incorrectly, but I want to ask for your thoughts on liturgical worship.
I recently transferred my membership to an OPC that is vastly different from where I was previously a member. Although both churches follow a consistent structure for...
I wanted to share a set of sermons I've been working my way through. I think you will find this set of sermons very helpful whether you are new to EP, have questions about it, or are a seasoned psalms-only singer. You will probably be tempted to jump right to the objections - which they are...
Paul Washer - Worship Music can be Dangerous - YouTube
Brother Paul Washer on the dangers of contemporary worship. 1:50 minutes long. For those of you who were interested in his views on the RPW / EP, he expresses it at around 0:40.
:) I would rather a puritan worship that looks and sounds...