Worship Reflecting a God-Given Pattern

This in an excursus on worship from a lesson on the Old-Testament book of Exodus.  It speaks to many of the issues concerning worship in our current-day setting. Exodus 25:40: “See to it that you do according to the pattern that you were shown on the mountain.” This one verse lays out an important principle for […]

Thoughts on Personal Preferences and Worship of God

From the beginning, when we first see God give His people instructions on worship, we find worship to be liturgical (following prescribed patterns, not free form of one’s own choosing).  After giving His people the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17), God told them to how to build an altar (Exodus 20:24-26).  Then, He told them about […]

The Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church

On February 8th, a blogger, Mark5solas, posted research he did on why youth are leaving the Church in droves.  He interviewed many twenty-somethings and then wrote down what his research revealed. Yet, his research is more than intriguing.  For what he found has been going on for a long time (for example, how many of […]