Category Archives: Worship & Praise

A Reason for Thankfulness: God’s Enduring Mercy & Goodness

Psalm 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Editor’s Note: The phrase “for He is good; his mercy endureth forever,” is found 10 times in the Old Testament, counting Jeremiah … Continue reading

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A Thankful Remembrance of God’s Holiness

Psalm 97:12; Psalm 30:4,5 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness…Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth … Continue reading

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The Idolatrous Strange Fire of Roman Catholic Worship

Leviticus 10:1,2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself: What Really Motivates Me to Worship God?

Malachi 3:14        What profit is it that we have kept his ordinance? STEPHEN CHARNOCK (1628-1680): Self is the chief end of every natural man…It is natural for man to worship God for self; self-righteousness is the rooted aim of … Continue reading

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The Subtle Snare of Human Tradition

Mark 7:5; John 4:19        Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?        The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that … Continue reading

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The Deadening Effect of Ritualistic Formality

John 4:23,24; Revelation 3:1,2        The hour cometh, and now is, when true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him … Continue reading

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The Demon of the Singing

Colossians 3:16; James 5:13        Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.        Is … Continue reading

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Heart Melody unto the Lord

Ephesians 5:18,19        Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. GEORGE SWINNOCK (1627-1673): The water of saints’ praises is drawn out of … Continue reading

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Music & Singing: Is it Worship or Religious Entertainment?

Psalm 135:2,3        Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God, praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. JOHN CALVIN … Continue reading

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A Right Purpose in Worship

John 4:23,24        But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him … Continue reading

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