18 Tips for Public Reading of Scripture

  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 Righteous and the Wicked (Psalm 1)

The psalms are an extremely important part of the church: prayers, songs, emotions, and doctrine. During the early church and the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, the Psalms were almost exclusively sung in the … [Read more...]

Our Lord’s Glad News

Jeremiah by Chagall

  Our song of grief in the midst of suffering is to turn into a new song of praise after God pulls us out of the muddy pit. This is why the Psalms often speak of “a new song," not because the Psalmist composes a … [Read more...]

God is Our Refuge, Strength and Help

"Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" by Wenzel Peter

Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-12; Matthew 6:25-34; Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-3 • Text: Psalm 46:1-11 Song: God is Our Refuge and Strength (bottom of page) Download PDF sermon   The world today is a … [Read more...]

The Ancient Path to True Worship (Jeremiah 6:16)

  Text: Jeremiah 6:16 Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 6:1-26; Matthew 7:13-14 September 21, 2008 Print this sermon (PDF) About ten years ago, we went on a hike to a big, raging waterfall in the … [Read more...]