Historical evangelical revivalism used service elements to prepare people to hear a preached message that proclaimed the Gospel. Bringing that format, and those elements into week by week worship brings the same pressure to bear on the sermon every week to proclaim the Gospel, otherwise the worship would be missing that essential element. This article …

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Most weeks of all the time I’ve spent as a pastor I’ve gathered together with pastors of other churches and other denominations and we’ve prayed together and enjoyed each other’s friendship. There have been those who have come and departed, some have stayed for longer times than others, but all who have committed into this …

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Matt Merker writes about the character of corporate public worship as a combination of gravity, gladness, and gratitude; and explains why the presence of all three in balanced measure are used to grow the people of God into the image of his son. From the article at Crossway: … the right combination of gravity, gladness, …

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