Should we lament our lack of Psalm singing?

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I love the Psalms. I love reading from them, meditating on them, preaching them and I love singing a few of them. I also enjoy spotting when other hymns and songs draw on the language and themes of the Psalms. But I don’t think that we must sing the Psalms and definitely not all of… Continue reading Should we lament our lack of Psalm singing?

Discovering the goodness of God at the Cross

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At the end of sung worship last week we sang “Ten Thousand Reasons” and then there was opportunity for people to give testimony of God’s blessing even through COVID. It was a moving time and Rich sensitively closed it out with the refrain of another song “Cause all my life You have been faithfulAnd all… Continue reading Discovering the goodness of God at the Cross

A COVID-19 opportunity – more Scripture in corporate worship

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There has been a little progress this week in regards to corporate worship.  From Sunday it will be possible to include a small choir as part of public worship and for a congregation to sing outside of the building. These are small baby steps but hopefully they will help us move towards normality again. However,… Continue reading A COVID-19 opportunity – more Scripture in corporate worship

Expository Worship

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In his book “Nine Marks of a healthy Church” Mark Dever makes Expositional Preaching his first and most important mark of healthy church life.[1]  I want to suggest that Dever is right to give expositional preaching such a central position but that he does not go far enough. Why is Expositional Preaching so important? Dever… Continue reading Expository Worship