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Looking Back with Luther

“We are beggars, this is true.” The story passed down through history is that these words were scribbled down by Martin Luther on a piece of paper and stuffed into his pocket while he was lying on his deathbed. You can imagine what he was thinking. He was a weary pilgrim at the end of […]

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Love for the Lord’s House

“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand…” (Psalm 84:10). Young people, do you live for the weekend? You might think that a strange question, or one you aren’t quite comfortable answering. We don’t have to answer that for ourselves, though. The Word of our God answers for us that we must live for […]

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Worship With Awe

Come to God’s house to worship Him With reverence and with awe: For great and holy is His name And righteous is His law. Our earthly cares are put aside That in His love we may abide. Since we such sinful creatures are, It’s not an easy task To rid our minds of mundane things […]

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The Reformed Heritage of Congregational Singing

Have you ever been in an argument where you were debating choir versus congregational singing? Did you know what to say? Do you know where that whole idea of choir singing stems from and that our fathers fought against this practice? Congregational singing is one of the many issues that the men of the reformation […]

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Contemporary Worship

Dear Editor, I have recently read the April 1999 copy of the Beacon Lights in my parent’s house. One article that I found very interesting was the one written by Kristin Brands, “In the Beauty of Holiness.” After reading this particular article, I was very disturbed with what Kristin, and assumably the people who published […]

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In the Beauty of Holiness*

*1997 scholarship essay An increasing move is being made in our day to leave the traditional form of worship, which we know, for new, contemporary forms of worship. What are these trends? WHY are they present? Are they wrong? What does the Bible have to say on this subject? How are we to respond? First […]

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$1.3 Million Emergency Aid Package for Worship

“Worship me!” our God commands. “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters,” Revelation 14:7. Worship me, says the God of our salvation, “For the Lord is great, and greatly to be […]

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How Are We to Worship?

As time goes by, worship is increasingly changing in many churches. Rev. McAtnee, in an article from The Outlook, explains that we all know we worship at church, but we are having a hard time deciding what worship is. The contemporary trend of worship tries to meet the needs of the people. Churches are making […]

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Many churches today are introducing into their worship services all sorts of elements which are foreign to the Scriptures. In this paper we will see what proper worship is, as well as what the elements of worship ought to be. We will then look at contemporary trends of worship and compare them to proper worship, […]

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