Worship is a meeting with our holy, gracious God. This understanding of the worship service requires a preparation of heart and mind. It also impacts how we approach and work through the worship service.
In 1 Corinthians 12 God compares his church to a body. Why is this important? This article explains that it calls believers as members of the church to act locally, and to follow God’s leadership where he places them. It then applies these principles to two scenarios for deciding on church membership.
In a Reformed worship service there are three prayers offered: the prayer before the sermon, after the sermon, and the congregational prayer through singing. This article explains their relevance and content.
This article shows that the seeker-sensitive call has changed the target of worship services. The worship service is to be a meeting between God and his covenant people. Therefore, the primary target audience is God.
This article shows how the church should think about the aged members, but also how those in old age should think about their retirement. It encourages them to consider their prophetic call within God’s church.
Is the power of the pulpit to be found in the message or the messenger? The danger facing many churches today is the focus they give to the messenger. This article explains that churches ought to see that the pulpit power is in the Word, the message of the gospel.
This article looks at adoption from the perspective of how God worked from the Old Testament in bringing in Gentiles, making them part of Israel, through the spread of the gospel. This understanding shapes how we understand the Old Testament and our personal adoption by God.
In light of the reality of self-proclaimed leaders in the church, this article looks at what it means to have a calling to the ministry by looking at the relationship between internal calling and external calling.
This article is about the idea that people have the right to interpret Scripture for themselves (private interpretation), and that they can form their own message from the text, without judgment from others. The author looks at Scripture and the teaching of Martin Luther if this is true.
This article on 1 Chronicles 2:16 is about three important people in the reign of David as king: Abishai, Joab and Asahel. This article also has relevance for 2 Samuel 3:39. It shows the way in which we should work in the church.