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Sacraments

Our Belgic Confession says, We believe, that our gracious God, on account of our weakness and infirmities hath ordained the sacraments for us, thereby to seal unto us his promises, and to be pledges of the good will and grace of God toward us, and also to nourish and strengthen our faith; which he hath joined to the Word of …

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Suggested Order of Public Worship

The elements of worship set forth in the Scriptures may be used in the service of public worship in the order suggested here: Call to Worship Salutation Invocation Psalm or Hymn Scripture Prayer Psalm or Hymn Sermon Prayer Offering Psalm or Hymn Benediction Doxology These specific elements may also be used in the service of public worship when desired: the …

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Scriptural Elements of Worship

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 per¬≠formed on behalf of God, and those which are performed by the congregation. In the former the worshippers are receptive, in the latter they are active. It is reasonable that these …

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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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