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  • A Worship Catechism (13) January 17, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 13 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.84. What are the disciplines of public worship? The disciplines of public worship are recognition, service, discipleship, and corporate worship, which seek to behold, reflect and magnify God’s ...
  • A Worship Catechism (12) January 10, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 12 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.76. What disciplines will nurture faith and maintain abiding in God’s presence? We must embrace disciplines of private worship, public worship, and perpetual worship. 77. What are the disciplines ...
  • A Worship Catechism (11) January 3, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 11 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.67. How is faith nurtured? Faith is nurtured through the grace-enabled practice of the spiritual disciplines (2 Pet 1:5-7). 68. What is spiritual discipline? Spiritual discipline is imposing order upon ...
  • The profound simplicity of “Away in a Manger” December 25, 2016 Scott AniolChristmas: the one time of the year that most churches actually sing good hymns! Some of our traditional Christmas hymns really are quite profound, the queen of them all being “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” Yet some Christmas hymns are far from perfect. Others have addressed the problems with some of these hymns. One hymn that ...
  • Adoring With Caravaggio December 22, 2016 David de Bruyn Take some time to consider Caravaggio’s Adoration of the Shepherds. Don’t scan and speed-read, but if you have the time, stop and stare. First, where is the focal point of this painting? Where does our gaze go first, and where does it seem to land? Is there more than one focal point? Are we above, below, ...
  • A Worship Catechism (8) December 13, 2016 David de BruynThis entry is part 8 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.46. What is meant by confession? Confession is the agreement of the mind and heart with God’s conviction (1 John 1:9). The mind agrees with the sinfulness of ...
  • Augustine on that which deserves the name “love” December 8, 2016 Ryan MartinToo often, contemporary Christianity sees all emotions or affections as essentially equal. For this reason, many conclude as long as some kind of religious emotion is evoked, some good has been done. Augustine did not believe that all loves were equal. In fact, he distinguished between different kinds of genuine spiritual love. This comes out in ...
  • A Worship Catechism (6) November 29, 2016 David de BruynThis entry is part 6 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.33. What is meant by communing with God? Communing with God is beholding of the glory of the Triune God, directly and indirectly, in the face of Jesus ...
  • A Worship Catechism (5) November 22, 2016 David de BruynThis entry is part 5 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.29. What has the Father done to enable us to abide in God’s presence? The Father lovingly chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph ...
  • A Worship Catechism (3) November 8, 2016 David de BruynThis entry is part 3 of 13 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.15. How does the Father magnify God’s beauty? The Father magnifies the glory of God as Beholder, by delighting in it and declaring its uniqueness to all (Is ...