This article discusses how the doctrine of the covenant of grace impacts worship. It explains that God is with his people in a special way when they are gathered in public worship. Then it outlines the various elements of a Reformed worship service, as well as its structure. The article concludes with questions for reflection and discussion.
Is there a link between worship and ethics in Romans 12? Too often the main inspiration for Paul's thinking behind this text is ignored. The biblical-theological background to Paul's argument and the wider context of Romans must be taken into consideration. Peterson argues that the first two verses of Romans 12 proclaim a reversal of the downward spiral depicted in Romans 1.