A Little Time With The 1689: Day 281

Day 281 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “…and thanksgivings, upon special occasions, ought to be used in an holy and religious manner.” Scripture Lookup Exodus 15:1-19 Psalm 107 Reflection There is a time when special religious services are appropriate. Fasting and thanksgiving are special parts of religious worship. There…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 280

Day 280 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “…are all parts of Religious worship of God, to be performed in obedience to him, with understanding, faith, reverence, and godly fear; moreover, solemn humiliation with fastings;…” Scripture Lookup Esther 4:16 Joel 2:12 Reflection Scripture, preaching, singing, baptism, lord’s supper – all…

Book Review: Edification and Beauty by Dr. James Renihan

This week I finished a book that I truly enjoyed written by Dr. James Renihan entitled Edification and Beauty: The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705, and this book is also a part of the Studies in Baptist History and Thought series.  I had an opportunity to meet Dr. Renihan and a small…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 279

Day 279 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “…and the Lord’s Supper…” Scripture Lookup 1 Corinthians 11:26 Reflection Like baptism, the Lord’s Supper is a public demonstration of union with Christ. Rather than an individual declaring her union with Christ, communion is that individual joined with the church in declaring…

A Little Time With the 1689: Day 278

Day 278 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “…as also the Administration of Baptism,” Scripture Lookup Matthew 28:19,20 Reflection As someone who didn’t come from a Baptist background, the idea of getting baptized was a little intimidating. Having been sprinkled as a baby had been so much more convenient, as…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 277

Day 277 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “… teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual songs, singing with grace in our Hearts to the Lord;…” Scripture Lookup Colossians 3:16 Ephesians 5:19 Reflection Come, Christians, join to sing, Alleluia! Amen! -Christian Bateman Singing! Voices raised in unison…