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5 Short Takeoffs from “Ow, C’mon, All Ye Faithful”

December 30, 2016

As a follow-up to my previous post, "Ow, C'mon, All Ye Faithful, regarding bad theology in Christmas hymns, here are five takeoffs on the subject.

How Leviticus 9 Informs Our Worship Service

August 28, 2013
How Leviticus 9 Informs Our Worship Service

Our current sermon series is Leviticus 9 in which we study and meditate on the offerings described in this chapter and elsewhere.

PDF Booklets About Our Church’s Doctrines And Worship

May 9, 2013
PDF Booklets About Our Church’s Doctrines And Worship

When you visit our church on the Lord's Days, you're welcome to get a free copy of the following booklets from our literature table. You may also download these booklets below.

Idolatry By Any Other Name Would Be …

October 22, 2012
Idolatry By Any Other Name Would Be …

Bowing down, kneeling, and falling down before an idol are variations of the same thing: idolatry. They can do all kinds of spin, hocus-pocus, and gymnastics to distinguish “veneration” from “worship,” but this is idolatry, plain and simple.

A Puritan Prayer on the Lord’s Day

May 12, 2012
A Puritan Prayer on the Lord’s Day

"If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord" (Isaiah 58:13-14).

Worship with “Praise Bands” (Updated)

February 22, 2012
Worship with “Praise Bands” (Updated)

"We, the church, have unwittingly encouraged you to simply import musical practices into Christian worship that—while they might be appropriate elsewhere—are detrimental to congregational worship."

Transformed by Incomprehensible Love (Repost)

February 13, 2012
Transformed by Incomprehensible Love (Repost)

A husband promises to love and to cherish his wife, but would he keep this promise if his wife was unfaithful? Not so with Christ, who, like Hosea, kept his promise, even to an adulterous Bride: he "loved the church and gave himself up for her."

Biblical Idolatry (Updated)

January 10, 2012
Biblical Idolatry (Updated)

Therefore, whether it be God or a creature that is imaged, the moment you fall prostrate before it in veneration, you are so far fascinated by superstition. For this reason, the Lord not only forbade the erection of statues to himself, but also the consecration of titles and stones which might be set up for adoration.

“Let’s Give a Clap Offering to the Lord!”

May 9, 2011
“Let’s Give a Clap Offering to the Lord!”

In the Bible, most of the clapping is for two things, both of which have nothing to do with “clap offerings” today.

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 (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.

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.

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