18 Tips for Public Reading of Scripture

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  Download this article (PDF) The early church followed the Jewish synagogue's regular reading of Scriptures on their weekly assemblies. Their worship services were in two main parts: The Service of the Word and … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Day as Our Sabbath Delight and Rest

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  The Fourth Commandment Genesis 2:1-3; Isaiah 58:13-14 (text); Hebrews 4:1-4 August 26, 2012 • Download PDF sermon Today is the Lord’s Day. The Bible commands believers to remember and honor the Lord's Day, … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Day Worship as Our Sabbath Rest

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  Genesis 2:1-3; Hebrews 4:1-4 June 10, 2012 (Samal Island, Davao) Download this sermon (PDF)   Today is the Lord's Day. And although we are not able to worship with our brothers and … [Read more...]

A Puritan Prayer on the Lord’s Day

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From The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (Banner of Truth, 1975) “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a … [Read more...]

Holidays and Holy Days

Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton, 1833-1905

The Puritans' 24-Hour Sabbath Rest & Evangelicals' 2-Hour Sabbath Disruption "The church has never really come to terms with the invention of the internal combustion engine." ~ Carl Trueman in "On Cars, Vows and the … [Read more...]

God’s True Covenant People Are Not Pretenders

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If Isaiah were alive today, he would call prosperity gospel preachers and most televangelists and megachurch pastors blind, ignorant, useless, greedy and insatiable dogs, just as he called the false shepherds of Israel … [Read more...]