Why Our Worship Leaders Emulate Mick Jagger

Of course, our culture has many problems, but it does not say good things about our churches that by failing to see any difference between serious and frivolous music they are also in danger of losing the ability to distinguish adolescence from . . . Continue reading →

Directory for the Publick Worship of God

The Directory FOR The Publick Worship of God CHARLES I. Parl. 3. Sess. 5. An ACT of the PARLIAMENT of the KINGDOM of SCOTLAND, approving and establishing the
DIRECTORY for Publick Worship. AT EDINBURGH, February 6, 1645. THE Estates of Parliament now convened, . . . Continue reading →

The Heidelberg Liturgy (1563)

Greeting (1 Tim 1:2) Psalm (95) Pastoral Confession Heavenly Father, eternal and merciful God; we acknowledge and confess before your divine Majesty that we are poor miserable sinners, conceived and born in sin and corruption, prone to all evil, and unfit for . . . Continue reading →

The Strasbourg Liturgy (1545)

Invocation Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Amen. (Ps. 124:8) Public Confession of Sins My brethren, let each of you present himself before the face of the Lord, and confess his faults and sins, . . . Continue reading →

Bucer’s Strasbourg Liturgy (1539)

Public Confession of Sins Make confession to God the Lord, and let everyone acknowledge with me his sin and iniquity: Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge unto You that we were conceived in unrighteousness and are full of sin . . . Continue reading →

Principles of Reformed Worship

Adopted September 19. 2000 by the Consistory of the Escondido United Reformed Church ____ In preparation for the invasion of Canaan, our covenant God promised to destroy the nations before us (Deut. 12:29). His chief complaint against the nations was their pagan . . . Continue reading →