This articles gives a history of the development of the worship service from the Old Testament to the Reformation. All the elements of liturgy from the beginning of the service to the end are discussed (preaching, reading of Scripture, public prayer, singing, beginning of service, Lord’s Supper, baptism, the law, etc.).
This article revisits the history of liturgical worship in the Reformed tradition from the time of the Reformation through the various ages. The author highlights differences in how worship was viewed in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and later Presbyterian Churches. The author commends the early Reformed Churches' principle of conforming to the Word of God in regard to worship.