Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 3

Prayers Surrounding Scripture Readings and Sermon * Words Before Scripture Readings The following are examples of simple phrases to announce the specific text: The Word of the Lord from... A reading from the book … [Read more...]

Resources for Liturgical Worship (1): Prayers Part 2

  "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to THE breaking of bread and THE prayers" (Acts 2:42). The Pastoral Prayer (approved 9/30/05) Approved by the Liturgical Forms and … [Read more...]

Earthly Wisdom Versus Heavenly Wisdom

  Ecclesiastes 1: 12-18; 2: 12-17; 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31 (texts); Ecclesiastes 9:13-16 May 12, 2013 • Download PDF Sermon Beloved congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ, our opening study on the Book of … [Read more...]

Why Does Your Church Sing Such Old Songs?

I'm sure this is what most visitors are itching to ask us as soon as we sing our first Psalm of praise in our Lord's Day worship service. Although we sing some of the great hymns of the church, we prefer to sing Psalms … [Read more...]

Life is Fifteen Minutes of Vanity

  Download this sermon (PDF) • Download "Introduction to Ecclesiastes" (PDF) Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 (text); Romans 8:18-25 April 28, 2013 “Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life … When we are … [Read more...]

New Sermon Series: Ecclesiastes

"In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes." ~ Andy Warhol, American pop artist from 50's-80s   Download an Introduction to Ecclesiastes (PDF) "A Christian's Life Under the … [Read more...]

Coming Up: Women’s Bible Study

Download "Jesus' Family Tree" by Joel Beeke (PDF) • Download "From Abraham to Jesus" Chart (PDF) • Part One: Tamar (Study Guide)" • Part Two: Rahab & Ruth (Study Guide)" Every Lord's Day, we have a worship … [Read more...]

Liturgy for Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29, 2013

  That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and … [Read more...]

The Third Petition: “War of Wills”

  Psalm 103:20-21; Matthew 6:10 & Luke 22:42 (texts); Romans 7:14-25; HC LD 49 March 17, 2013 • Download this sermon (PDF) Christian men, here's a line that's guaranteed to get that Christian girl of your … [Read more...]

Christmas in Genesis

  This Advent season, I would be on furlough, but we have a schedule for preaching and leading worship. So I'm planning to start a Christmas series one week earlier, on November 18. When an elder preaches, I will … [Read more...]