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Qualities of a Gospel-Driven Mission

January 27, 2011
Qualities of a Gospel-Driven Mission

The emergent movement is the clearest example today of what Paul calls in our text as an appeal that “[springs] from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive… with words of flattery,” all with the intention of pleasing man rather than God. It is not any different from the “seeker-sensitive” movement that caters to […]

Devangelized Evangelicals, Dechurched Church

December 21, 2010
Devangelized Evangelicals, Dechurched Church

The latest White Horse Inn broadcast confirmed most of the observations I wrote in a previous post, “Brand-new Worship Innovation: P&W (Pacquiao & Worship).” In that post, I wrote about several missionaries in the Philippines who posited Lord’s Day worship against salvation by faith in Christ. They argued that assembling for worship on the Lord’s […]

“Angels near the earth with golden harps” and other old but strange songs

December 17, 2010
“Angels near the earth with golden harps” and other old but strange songs

New and improved versus old, obsolete and traditional. Our culture idolizes whatever is new. A couple of years after buying a car, a computer, or an iPhone, we regret having bought them then and not today. Sometimes we don’t even know that what we bought was already obsolete before it even left the checkout counter. […]

“The Scandal of Pagans Leading Worship”

December 3, 2010
“The Scandal of Pagans Leading Worship”

It is not a time to celebrate our common humanity with non-believers, it is not a time for cultural, artistic expression and achievement. It is a time to bow before the face of our Holy Triune God and worship him as he as commanded. In the Philippines, as in America, it’s commonplace for evangelical churches […]

Brand-new Worship Innovation: P&W (Pacquiao & Worship)

November 15, 2010
Brand-new Worship Innovation: P&W (Pacquiao & Worship)

In our evangelistic zeal, we are looking for programs that will attract people. We think we have to put honey on the lip of the bitter cup of salvation. It is the story of the wedding of Cana all over again but with this difference. At the crucial moment when the wine failed, we took matters into our own hands and used those five stone jars to mix up a batch of Kool-Aid instead.

Let’s Burn Lambs While We Sing to the Beat of Drums

November 1, 2010
Let’s Burn Lambs While We Sing to the Beat of Drums

These two sacrifices—Christ's and ours—fulfill the old covenant burnt offerings which have become obsolete. So, our early church and Protestant heritage should prevent us from using musical instruments in the public worship of God.

Resources for Liturgical Worship (2): Call to Worship

August 30, 2010
Resources for Liturgical Worship (2): Call to Worship

It is God who calls us to assembly; we do not assemble together of our own desire. God does not need our worship because he does not need anything in himself. On the contrary, he commands us his covenant people to worship him.

Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers

August 4, 2010
Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers

"Liturgy" is not a Roman Catholic invention. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the people of God always worshiped with a liturgy.

Are Our Songs Fit for the Church?

July 30, 2010
Are Our Songs Fit for the Church?

Since there is so much discussion about worship and worship music, I thought that the following principles and guidelines for selecting music for the church would be very helpful. It was written by our federation of churches back in our Synod 2004. Those who use CCM please specially note Guidelines 7, 10 and 11. To […]

Pagan Worship: Then and Now

July 24, 2010
Pagan Worship: Then and Now

Where did they get the idea of worshiping a golden calf and indulging in sexual revelry? From the Egyptians and Canaanites, no doubt.

Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

January 21, 2010
Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

The New Testament says that Christ, the Church, and every believer fulfill the Old Testament temple today. The temple was a part of the Old Covenant and is obsolete. There is no temple in heaven; therefore, there is no temple in the age to come.

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

December 23, 2009
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Rev. J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary Cal, wrote an analysis of one of my favorite Christmas hymns, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” In his article, he traces the Biblical and historical bases of the hymn.

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