• The Place of Worship

    John 4:20–23

    Some Christians frown on the practice of building sanctuaries for worship. Yet while church buildings are not required, worship is, and a designated place for worship enables people to be more conscious of God’s presence and their need to revere ...Read More

  • Worshiping in Spirit and Truth

    John 4:24

    Dr. Sproul also comments on today’s passage that Jesus exhorts us “to see that the worship we offer comes from the depths of our souls, from our inner spirits, from the very cores of our being.” There will be an ...Read More

  • Reverent Worship

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    Strikingly absent from much of Christian worship today is an atmosphere of reverence that takes God seriously and seeks to glorify Him according to His Word. Much of this is due to the fact that we have downplayed the holiness ...Read More

  • Guidance in Worship

    Romans 1:18–23

    Over the past few decades, we have seen many silly and irreverent things introduced into worship in order to draw a crowd and keep people entertained. To do such things, however, is to play with fire. We must follow God’s ...Read More

  • Redeemed to Worship

    Exodus 3:18

    Human beings were made to worship God, and they experience true fulfillment only as they live as worshipers of our triune Creator. Worship is not incidental—it is the reason for our existence. As you go to worship this next Lord’s ...Read More

  • Athanasius’ Defense of the Incarnation

    John 10:30

    Old heresies rarely die. Instead, they get repackaged and republished. Today, sects such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses promote views that are almost identical to the views of the ancient Arians. It is therefore incumbent upon us to know the truth ...Read More

  • Communion in Gifts and Graces

    1 Corinthians 12

    Today’s passage reminds us that God has given each of His children at least one spiritual gift. If we do not use the gift or gifts the Lord has given us, the body will be diseased and will not function ...Read More

  • Evangelists, Shepherds, and Teachers

    Ephesians 4:11

    Are you thankful for the evangelists, shepherds, and teachers whom God has given your church? It is easy to be critical of our leaders and teachers and to criticize them for their real or perceived failings. But God in His ...Read More

  • Administering Sacraments

    Matthew 28:18–20

    How important do you consider the sacraments in the local church? The Reformers regarded them as so important that they could not conceive of a true church’s existing where the sacraments were not rightly administered. Neither should we. When considering ...Read More

  • God’s Holy People

    Ephesians 1:1

    As is true of the church’s unity, the church’s holiness is an already/not-yet reality. Already the church is holy in position, but we are not yet fully holy in practice. Thus, we are called to pursue personal holiness and to ...Read More