• Measured Speech

    Ecclesiastes 5:1–3

    When we come into the Lord’s presence, it is particularly important for us to be purposeful about what we say and how we listen. We should come to corporate worship expecting a word from God, namely, the faithful exposition of ...Read More

  • Music and Theology

    Psalm 101:1

    The biblical psalms model the kind of complexity that good sacred music has to offer. Psalm 101, for example, is an extended meditation on the love and justice of God as well as His wrath and our responsibility before the ...Read More

  • The Music of the Covenant

    Psalm 101

    Reformed Christians are sometimes referred to as the “frozen chosen” on account of their demeanor in worship. Of course, everyone expresses joy differently, but our joy as Reformed Christians should be readily apparent in our worship no matter if its ...Read More

  • Oaths and Vows in Worship

    Nehemiah 10:28–29

    Worship in the Reformed tradition has often been seen as a service of covenant renewal, and in Scripture vows are taken when the covenant is renewed (see Josh. 24). Our worship itself can be seen as a vow to serve ...Read More

  • The Old Covenant Tabernacle and Furniture

    Hebrews 9:1–5

    Our God is the God of order and purpose, and none of His regulations is arbitrary. By discerning the purpose of even the tiniest portions of God’s law through our study of the Scriptures, we see that the Lord does ...Read More

  • The Pharisees’ Hard Hearts

    Mark 3:1–6

    The Pharisees’ meeting with the Herodians to plot Jesus’ death confirms their evil (Mark 3:6). Dr. R.C. Sproul points out the irony in his commentary Mark: “Could there have been a worse way of violating the sanctity of the ...Read More

  • The Power of Music

    1 Samuel 16:14–23

    Scripture prescribes no particular kind of music, so the choices of music we use in worship and even for leisure must be guided by Christian wisdom. Is the music true, good, and beautiful? Does it present what is noble, pure, ...Read More

  • Praising God the King

    Psalm 47

    John Calvin comments on vv. 3–4 of today’s passage: “By these words he intimates that the kingdom of God would be much more magnificent and glorious at the coming of the Messiah, than it was under the shadowy dispensation of ...Read More

  • Prayer in Worship

    Acts 2:42

    We often think of prayer as a spiritual discipline for private worship and devotion, and so it is. But prayer is also a public devotion that is to be a part of corporate worship. When we sing hymns or pray ...Read More

  • Press On

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