Writing about the act of leading prayer in corporate worship, Hughes Oliphant Old commends the practice of praying on behalf of others that is spontaneous, but notes that spontaneity does not equal a lack of preparation. A significant aspect of that preparation is the past and ongoing personal prayer life of the one leading in …

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From Hughes Oliphant Old: Some people today justify worship for any number of other reasons. We are told that we should worship because it brings us happiness. Sometimes worship does make us happy, but not always. We are told that we should worship because it will give us a sense of self-fulfillment. Surely worship does …

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Corporate worship: a divine work, a saving work of God. It is the Holy Spirit who purifies our worship by his continual work of sanctification. As the Spirit purifies the worshippers, the worship is made pure. When we worship, having our minds enlightened by the Spirit, our lives cleansed by the Spirit, our wills moved …

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