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The People’s Work: A Reformation Recovery

The People’s Work: A Reformation Recovery

This year we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a theological movement that restored many biblical doctrines and emphases that had been lost or confused during the Middle Ages. Men like John Huss, Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Martin Bucer, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, and others recovered doctrines like justification by faith alone… Continue Reading

Is private worship more important than public worship?

Is private worship more important than public worship?

David Murray suggests that public worship is better than private worship. If you had the choice between private Bible reading and prayer, or going to church, which would you choose? The Puritans would choose church. Surprising isn’t it. We all know the Puritans’ welcome emphasis on private devotion and personal godliness. But they actually rated public… Continue Reading

Is corporate worship better than private worship? (Part 4)

Is corporate worship better than private worship? (Part 4)

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Public Worship and Private Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

| | Private and public worship are not the same. There is a difference between the regular, ordinary times of worship for a gathered group of Christians organized as a church and the irregular times of worship personally, in our homes as families, and with other groups of Christians. The former is what we call… Continue Reading

Is corporate worship better than private worship? (Part 3)

Is corporate worship better than private worship? (Part 3)

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Public Worship and Private Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

| We have been offering reasons why public worship is better than private. Public worship is the gathered, corporate worship of a local church. Private worship includes times of informal worship apart from the church: small groups, private Bible study and prayer, and family worship. Sometimes Christians today offer a lopsided, over-individualized view of the… Continue Reading

Is corporate worship better than private worship? (Part 2)

Is corporate worship better than private worship? (Part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Public Worship and Private Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

we began a short series looking at why public worship is better than private worship. Public worship is the gathered, corporate worship of the church. Private worship includes smaller, informal times of worship apart from the ordinary worship of the church, including (in my view at least) personal Bible study, personal prayer, and family worship.… Continue Reading