Biblical Worship

2 Reasons for Worship (Psalm 19)

The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.Day to day pours out speech,and night to night reveals knowledge.There is no speech, nor are there words,whose voice is not heard.Their voice goes out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.In them he has set a tent …

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O How I Love Your Law!

My original plan was for this sermon to be a prologue to the Ten Commandments; however, after discovering that I had left a Sunday off my spreadsheet, I decided to make it instead an epilogue to the series after the added standalone Christmas-themed sermon. Since there are no accidents but only providence, I fully believe …

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Boiling a Young Goat in Its Mother’s Milk | Deuteronomy 14:21

You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk. Deuteronomy 14:21 ESV I have long used this verse as an example of just how strange the Bible can get. After all, how is this verse ever supposed to apply to us today? Nevertheless, I do, in fact, believe that it does apply today. …

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Dreams, Cannibalism, & the Danger of Normative Morality

A few weeks ago, I dreamed a disturbing dream. As with many dreams, I cannot recall the context nor the setting in great detail, yet Tiff and I were eating a meal with others. We were eating meat, which I came to realize was not beef or pork but human. Everyone at the table ate …

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VI. Murder | Exodus 20:13

You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13 ESV With our study of the Sixth Commandment, we now officially move into the second half of the Ten Commandments. As we noted while discussing the Fifth Commandment, the final six commands apply directly to how we treat our fellow humans, whereas the first four consider how we relate …

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III. The Holy Name | Exodus 20:7

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Exodus 20:7 ESV   Sermons must take on the tone of their text. Expository preaching must capture not simply the point of the passage in question but also …

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I. No Other Gods | Exodus 20:1-3

And God spoke all these words, saying, I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:1-3 ESV Throughout our study on the Ten Commandments, we will seek to focus a great deal upon …

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C. S. Lewis | on delighting in the law of the LORD

While diving into a study of worship from the book of Psalms, I have revisited Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms. Though I may not agree with some of the thoughts that Lewis suggests throughout the book, much of it is highly valuable. Having just preached Psalm 1, I consider these words of Lewis worth sharing and …

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