What Is Worship in the Reformed Presbyterian Tradition?
- It is a meeting of the covenant making, covenant keeping Triune God with his people (Hebrews 12:22-24);
- Its aim is to remember the deeds of the Lord, to ponder his work, and meditate on his mighty deeds of creation and salvation (Psalm 77:11-12), to preach the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), and to praise the Triune God for who he is and for what he has done (Psalm 96:1ff);
- It is multi-generational. The children of believers are members of the Church by right of inheritance, and it is the Church’s responsibility not merely to entertain children while the grown-ups do the business of worship, but rather ordinarily to include them in worship, and so to tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done (Psalm 78:4);
- It is simple and ordinary, aiming to do what God has commanded and ordained, nothing more and nothing less (John 4:24);
- It emphasizes the ordinary means of grace—ordinarily God’s Word read and preached, prayer, and singing, and the celebration of the Sacraments (WCF 21).
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