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.
When we worship with believers who come increasingly from every tribe and language and people and nation, we should expect that worship to reflect the gifts that come from those diverse cultures, places, and people. This article reflects on the reality of our worship as coming from all nations and peoples, how it will be united in heaven, and how we even today have a foretaste of that unity.