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Preaching

We believe in the importance of the biblical injuction, “preach the Word” (2 Tim. 4:1-2). It is necessary, therefore, to have a proper view of what preaching is all about. Biblical Expository Preaching The ministry of God’s Word in our churches is designed to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and build up the saints for the work of service. …

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Worship Principles

The Nature of Public Worship From the Directory of Worship for the RCUS, 1998 THE LORD’S DAY Since the end of the creation week, God has commanded that one day in seven be set aside as a day of rest and worship (Gen. 2:4). In New Testament times the Lord’s Day, which commemorates the resurrection of Christ, has become the …

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Requirements for the Lord’s Supper

Biblical Requirements for Celebrating the Lord’s Supper [The following provides an example of how the Lord’s Table is guared at Covenant Reformed Church, Grass Valley, CA] Understanding the Supper The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament of the Church instituted by Christ himself. The elements of bread and wine symbolize, for believers, the broken body and shed blood of Christ and …

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Parts of Worship

The Scriptural Elements of Public Worship (From the Directory of Worship for the RCUS, 1998) GOD’S PART AND OUR PART Since a service of public worship is in its essence a meeting of God with his people, the parts of the service are of two kinds: those which are performed on behalf of God, and those which are performed by …

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Importance of Confessions – 2011

Introduction THE UNITY of the Reformed Church in the U.S. (RCUS) consists to a large extent in its faithful adherence to a common faith and doctrine. The denomination affirms the great creeds of the early church—the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds—which define historic Christianity. It also subscribes to key doctrinal statements of the Protestant Reformation—the Belgic Confession (1561), the Heidelberg …

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