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Worship Revised and Expanded Edition

Worship  Revised and Expanded Edition Author Hughes Oliphant Old
ISBN-10 9781611644517
Release 2002-07-30
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Hughes Oliphant Old masterfully summarizes the worship of Israel and the early church and traces the development of worship through the period of the Reformation. He provides a sterling historical study that will be highly useful for pastors and church study groups as well as for scholars and students interested in Reformed worship. An extensive bibliography of resources for the study of Reformed worship adds to the value of this book.



Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Past and Present

Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Past and Present Author Lukas Vischer
ISBN-10 0802805205
Release 2003
Pages 432
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Worship renewal is now on the agenda of many Reformed churches, as the need for adaptation and new approaches is acutely felt all over. How can the church faithfully worship God in the midst of rapidly changing situations? How can it constructively relate to widely differing cultural contexts? What is its place in the wider ecumenical scene? In preparing a sweeping survey of Reformed worship across time and place, this volume provides some help to those engaged with vital questions like these. Written by theologians and liturgical scholars from a wide range of churches and countries, these chapters explore the history of Reformed worship on every continent from the sixteenth century to the present. Surveying the most significant developments in the growth of Reformed worship, the book identifies the major "ingredients" that make the Reformed worship tradition distinctive and highlights those aspects of Reformed worship that are particularly relevant to present efforts at renewal. Indeed, an important component of this book is the inclusion of "A Common Reflection on Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Today, " the result of a major consultation in January 2001 at the International Reformed Center John Knox. Revealing the rich variety of forms and diversity of perspectives that have made and do make up Reformed worship worldwide, this volume will be a valuable resource for church and worship leaders both in and outside the Reformed family. CONTRIBUTORS: Horace T. Allen Jr. Emily R. Brink Livingstone Buama Coenraad Burger Bruno Burki Gerson Correia de Lacerda Alan D. Falconer Kasonga wa Kasonga Baranite T. Kirata Elsie Anne McKee Seong-WonPark Ester Pudjo Widiasih Alan P. F. Sell Joseph D. Small Bryan D. Spinks Leonora Tubbs Tisdale Lukas Vischer Isaiah Wahome Muita Geraldine Wheeler Marsha M. Wilfong John D. Witvliet



Christian Worship

Christian Worship Author Ronald P. Byars
ISBN-10 0664501362
Release 2000
Pages 112
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Christian Worship deals with the importance of the Word and sacrament in a time when congregations are questioning the form and relevance of worship. Does it matter what happens in worship? What is the motivation for worship? Can more than one generation worship together? Commissioned by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), this volume suggests that the answers to these and other questions have always been available in the rich treasury of the Church's theology. That treasury need only be reexamined in light of contemporary faith to provide renewal and a sense of vitality to worship.



One Thing Needful

One Thing Needful Author Gary M. Mathena, DMin
ISBN-10 9781490889627
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 136
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In todays church, there is growing interest in learning more about what constitutes genuine worship theologically, historically, and devotionally. However, worship is not just another spoke on the wheel of the church program, but rather the very hub from which everything we do for God should emanate. In short, it is a lifestyle. In One Thing Needful, worship leader Dr. Gary M. Mathena aptly explains what worship is and why God wants us to practice it not just on Sundays, but every day. He reveals how our current worship is built upon more than twenty centuries of worship heritage, from the early church through the Reformation and contemporary worship cultures. Mathena shows why we should study worship as depicted in the Old Testament, especially tabernacle worship, the sacrificial system, the feasts and festivals, and the idea of covenant. He stresses that worship must be based on the Bible, and includes scriptural references to support this conclusion. In addition, he introduces seven key worship disciplines: Introduction to worship Theology of worship History of worship Tabernacle worship Music and worship The heart of the worship leader Lifestyle worship For pastors, music ministers, choir members, worship teams, and laypeople who desire to understand what it really means to worship God in spirit and truth, One Thing Needful offers an invaluable, inspiring guide.



The Spirit of the Reformation

The Spirit of the Reformation Author Frank Ciampa
ISBN-10 9781600348648
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 128
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The Spirit of the Reformation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Spirit of the Reformation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Spirit of the Reformation book for free.



Mother Kirk

Mother Kirk Author Douglas Wilson
ISBN-10 9781885767721
Release 2001
Pages 283
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Modern evangelicals have gained money, power, and influence, and it has been like giving whiskey to a two-year-old. The need of the hour is theological, not political. The arena is the pulpit and the table, not the legislative chamber. Before we are equipped to proclaim His lordship to the inhabitants of all the earth, we must live as though we believed it in the Church. Mother Kirk presents a very practical and pastoral guide to many of the countless issues that arise in conservative Christian churches. The essays span subjects ranging from the nature of legalism and church authority to worship music, debt, youth ministry, and pastoral character.



A Book of Reformed Prayers

A Book of Reformed Prayers Author Howard L. Rice
ISBN-10 0664257011
Release 1998
Pages 254
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Rice and Williamson have done a remarkable job of sifting through five centuries of the recorded prayers by Reformed Christians to produce this collection. --The Presbyterian Outlook.



Christian Worship

Christian Worship Author Franklin M. Segler
ISBN-10 9781433669095
Release 2006-10-01
Pages 336
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Christian Worship (revised and expanded in this third edition) is the complete reference handbook on the meaning, expression, and conducting of worship, from its foundational elements to the very latest contemporary issues. Taking into account cultural and denominational differences, this broad resource clearly directs all church members in the number one priority of worshipping God. Among the subjects addressed are: Banners and Symbolism (Do they have a place in worship?); Children in Worship; Copyright Laws (Does your church comply?); Drama; and Elements of Worship (What are the specific roles of music, prayer, Scripture reading, baptism, preaching, and the Lord’s Supper?).



Worship by the Book

Worship by the Book Author Rev. Mark Ashton
ISBN-10 9780310874294
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 256
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“What is at stake is authenticity. . . . Sooner or later Christians tire of public meetings that are profoundly inauthentic, regardless of how well (or poorly) arranged, directed, performed. We long to meet, corporately, with the living and majestic God and to offer him the praise that is his due.”—D. A. CarsonWorship is a hot topic, but the ways that Christians from different traditions view it vary greatly. What is worship? More important, what does it look like in action, both in our corporate gatherings and in our daily lives? These concerns—the blending of principle and practice—are what Worship by the Book addresses.Cutting through cultural clichés, D. A. Carson, Mark Ashton, Kent Hughes, and Timothy Keller explore, respectively:· Worship Under the Word· Following in Cranmer’s Footsteps· Free Church Worship: The Challenge of Freedom· Reformed Worship in the Global City “This is not a comprehensive theology of worship,” writes Carson. “Still less is it a sociological analysis of current trends or a minister’s manual chockfull of ‘how to’ instructions.” Rather, this book offers pastors, other congregational leaders, and seminary students a thought-provoking biblical theology of worship, followed by a look at how three very different traditions of churchmanship might move from this theological base to a better understanding of corporate worship. Running the gamut from biblical theology to historical assessment all the way to sample service sheets, Worship by the Book shows how local churches in diverse traditions can foster corporate worship that is God-honoring, Word-revering, heartfelt, and historically and culturally informed.



Westminster Directory of Public Worship

Westminster Directory of Public Worship Author Sinclair B. Ferguson
ISBN-10 1845504275
Release 2009-01-20
Pages 127
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The Directory of Public Worship is discussed by Sinclair Ferguson and Mark Dever. They write with clarity making it palatable even to modern readers beset by busyness.



Jesus the Bible and Homosexuality Revised and Expanded Edition

Jesus  the Bible  and Homosexuality  Revised and Expanded Edition Author Jack Rogers
ISBN-10 9781611640502
Release 2009-04-14
Pages 256
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In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination. In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.



How God Wants Us to Worship Him

How God Wants Us to Worship Him Author Joe Morecraft, III
ISBN-10 1929241313
Release 2001-12-01
Pages 225
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When it comes to worship, the sad truth is that most Christians have traded their New Testament heritage for the hip and trendy, dispensing with the simplicity and beauty of New Testament worship. In this well-reasoned and exegetically sound treatise, Dr. Morecraft offers a principled defense for the Bible as the only guide for worship in the meeting of the church. In a day when the Sunday worship of evangelical churches is too often dominated by performers and youth culture, it is increasingly rare to find churches that take seriously the doctrine of sola scriptura and regulative worship.



Give Praise to God A Vision for Reforming Worship Celebrating the Legacy of James Montgomery Boice

Give Praise to God  A Vision for Reforming Worship  Celebrating the Legacy of James Montgomery Boice Author Phillip Graham Ryken
ISBN-10 1596383925
Release 2011-06
Pages 516
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Old, Mohler, Clowney, Godfrey, Horton, and others write on the Bible and worship, elements of worship, preparing for worship, and worship, history and culture. "This book," Phil Ryken writes in the introduction, "is for everyone who loves to worship God."



Discovering the Fullness of Worship

Discovering the Fullness of Worship Author Paul E. Engle
ISBN-10 093468801X
Release 1978
Pages 129
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Discovering the Fullness of Worship has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Discovering the Fullness of Worship also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Discovering the Fullness of Worship book for free.



Covenantal Worship

Covenantal Worship Author R. J. Gore
ISBN-10 0875525628
Release 2002
Pages 199
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Worship is central to the Christian life. But how should the church order its worship to honor God and enrich his people? Gore assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Puritan regulative principle of worship in light of biblical teaching, the Westminster Standards and Directory, and Calvin's view, with special attention to adiaphora. Gore submits this work, the product of twenty years of research, reflection, worship, and dialogue, ...not as the final word on the regulation of worship, but as a modest attempt to further the discussion. An excellent work....will both stimulate thought and help resolve some current controversies over worship. There is a good balance of appreciation and criticism of the Puritan heritage....A formulation that needs to be considered in our circles. --William S. Barker



Eutaxia Or The Presbyterian Liturgies

Eutaxia  Or  The Presbyterian Liturgies Author Charles Washington Baird
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044038375036
Release 1855
Pages 260
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Eutaxia Or The Presbyterian Liturgies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Eutaxia Or The Presbyterian Liturgies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Eutaxia Or The Presbyterian Liturgies book for free.



Introduction to Christian Worship Third Edition

Introduction to Christian Worship Third Edition Author James F. White
ISBN-10 9781426722851
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 220
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Introduction to Christian Worship, Third Edition traces the development of the major forms of Christian worship, and includes discussion of the newest service books of the principal churches of North America and the British Isles. This staple of liturgical history is used widely in Protestant seminaries and is read by clergy and laity alike as an accurate, informative, and accessible introduction to all aspects of Christian worship. This revision keeps pace with the latest scholarship and includes more maps, tables, woodcuts, and photographs.