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Drawing Near to God as the Essence of Worship

Drawing Near to God as the Essence of Worship

In order to grasp the essence of Christian worship, we must start in the beginning. Creation provides the foundation for understanding not only the nature of God and mankind but also the substance of their relationship in worship. God, the sovereign Initiator, publicly revealed himself through what he made. The creation itself displays his nature… Continue Reading

Christ removes the shadows to reveal the reality

Christ removes the shadows to reveal the reality

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Building Blocks of Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series”The Building Blocks of Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.I have been arguing that the basic building blocks of worship have existed ever since creation, were codified in the Mosaic system, and are actually… Continue Reading

Constructing Hebrew worship

Constructing Hebrew worship

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Building Blocks of Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series”The Building Blocks of Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In this series I have suggested that the building blocks of worship were established in the first few chapters of Genesis. To review, those building… Continue Reading

Godless Worship

Godless Worship

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Faulty Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series”Faulty Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In part one of this series, we investigated what Isaiah describes as heartless worship. God was not pleased with that worship, nor did He accept it as true… Continue Reading

The Hebrew Worship Textbook

The Hebrew Worship Textbook

The books of Chronicles are very important for anyone desiring to study Hebrew worship. For the average reader of the Old Testament, however, the books may seem redundant, simply repeating material found in 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings. Why would God include another two books recording the same events? A couple… Continue Reading

Jesus Christ as the Fulfillment of OT Worship

Jesus Christ as the Fulfillment of OT Worship

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Worship in Hebrews You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series”Worship in Hebrews”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Significant discontinuities exist between OT and NT worship, and it is important to note that each of these cases of discontinuity stems from the author of Hebrews’… Continue Reading

The Location of Worship

The Location of Worship

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Worship in Hebrews You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series”Worship in Hebrews”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Hebrews 12:18-29 is structured around a discontinuity of the location of worship, and the rest of the book reflects this emphasis. In Hebrews 12:18, Sinai stands as… Continue Reading

Drawing Near to God in Worship

Drawing Near to God in Worship

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Worship in Hebrews You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series”Worship in Hebrews”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Worship emerges in Hebrews as a major theme when on considers the overall structure of the book. Jones argues that two minor climaxes in the literary structure… Continue Reading

Hymnody in the Judeo-Christian Tradition

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series The Hymnody of the Christian Church You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series”The Hymnody of the Christian Church”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.The Beginning The first mention of music in the Bible is in Genesis 4. Verses 17—22 list Cain’s descendants, and specifically those who began… Continue Reading

The Church Assembles for Worship, Part 3 by Ryan Martin

The Church Assembles for Worship, Part 3 by Ryan Martin

In this series, I have been attempting to show that the New Testament teaches that the church assembles for worship. Some deny this teaching because the New Testament no where specifically commands the church to gather for worship. I agree with this last observation, but I believe it to be poor theological method to insist… Continue Reading

The Church Assembles For Worship, Part 2 by Ryan Martin

The Church Assembles For Worship, Part 2 by Ryan Martin

Last week I offered an initial argument that believers gather for worship. In part 1, I discussed the significance of the phrase, “house of God” as applied to the church in the New Testament, that it points to assembled believers as the place of God’s special presence, the “new temple/tabernacle” for those in Christ Jesus.… Continue Reading

The Church Assembles For Worship, Part 1 by Ryan Martin

The Church Assembles For Worship, Part 1 by Ryan Martin

For millennia, the church understood the purpose of its gathering to be for worship. Today some scholars argue that “Christians worship everywhere,” that there “was no chapter and verse” (so to speak) that indicated that the early church thought of its assembly as a time for worship. This should be a warning to us on… Continue Reading