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Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”  And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62 After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter […]

Why Arguments for Exclusive Psalmody Don’t Stand Up

Brian McClung, Minister of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church in northern Ireland, has offered a series of posts in which he gives some persuasive reasons why, in the end, arguments for the use of exclusive psalmody in worship simply doesn’t hold water. McClung writes in his opening post: The point of dispute is not the singing […]

To the Praise of the Glory of His Grace

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing inthe heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons […]

An Open Letter to Praise Bands

“What I have found in most churches that have praise leaders/teams is that for them, worship is the music itself. It’s not what is prescribed in worship according to Scripture. The means of worship according to Scripture are… and get this, reading God’s word, the declaration of God’s word (known as preaching), prayer and the […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Praise & Thanksgiving

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When I think upon and converse with thee ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up, ten […]

September 05

Praise & Magnify the Lord Jesus Christ

One of the ancients thought that he had been made solely for the purpose of admiring the sun. But, believing soul, you have been made a Christian, that you might admire Christ. His royal titles are Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! I cannot tell you in what he is most excellent. […]

The Necessity of Gospel-centered, Christ-exalting Worship

  [Worship] services that are designed to induce feelings communicate that the Gospel alone has no power to induce such feelings toward God. – Jared Moore   You do not want to create worship services that make Christians want to return to your worship services again; instead you want to create worship services that make […]

Praise & Worship

[9] And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, [10] and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, […]

Composing Ourselves For Worship

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God […]

Salvations Praise Is Radical

Revelation 7:9, 10 and they [a great multitude which no one could count] cry out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” It was crying with a loud voice from an uncountable multitude, v.9. Away with our casual church services. Enough of those mumbled […]

I, Nebuchadnezzar

Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles’ feathers, and his nails were like birds’ claws. At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my […]

God – To Be Feared & Adored In The Congregation Of The Saints

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who […]

I Can’t Believe It (live)

The jokes are bad, but the song has brought tears to my eyes for over 30 years. No kidding.

A Puritan’s Prayer: A Minister’s Bible

O God of Truth, I thank thee for the holy Scriptures,     their precepts, promises, directions, light. In them may I learn more of Christ,     be enabled to retain his truth     and have grace to follow it. Help me to lift up the gates of my soul        that he may come in […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: A Minister’s Praises

O God, My Exceeding Joy, Singing thy praises uplifts my heart,     for thou art a fountain of delight,        and dost bless the soul that joys in thee. But because of my heart’s rebellion I cannot always praise thee as I ought; Yet I will at all times rest myself in     thy excellences, […]

Tim Conway: How Should I Pray?

“In this Ask Pastor Tim the question of “How Should I Pray” is answered. This is very important because many people will have the wrong motives in prayer, or will believe they are praying in the Spirit when it is not the case.:

Spurgeon On Songs Unworthy Of An Idiot

With the weekend here, and Sunday coming, I found this quote to be especially appropriate. How often do we sing hymns during the worship service with a mere whisper at best?? or perhaps with all the enthusiasm of taking out the trash? What song have you been singing this week with so much gusto? That […]

C.H. Spurgeon: Jesus Putting Away Sin

NO. 759 DELIVERED ON LORD’S-DAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1867, BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. “…now once in the end of the age has He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” Hebrews 9:26.        WHEN the conscience is unenlightened and the heart is rebellious, man is divided […]

The Grace of Elohim

The proper study of the Christian is the God-head. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the doings, and the existence of the great God which he calls his Father. There is something exceedingly improving to […]

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