A Little Time With The 1689: Day 285

Day 285 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 6. “…and in secret each one by himself,…” Scripture Lookup Matthew 6:6 Reflection Private devotions are the hot thing in evangelicalism right now. It is the ultimate in Christian self-care: get your mocha nice and hot, your essential oil diffuser going, colored pencils…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 284

Day 284 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 6. “…daily,…” Scripture Lookup Matthew 6:11 Psalm 55:17 Reflection The Confession states that family worship is to occur daily. Honestly, the first reaction to such a directive is to throw up my hands in frustration. There is so much going on each day,…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 283

Day 283 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 6. “…as in private families…” Scripture Lookup Acts 10:2 Reflection Everyone everywhere is called to worship God. Each man, woman, and child is called to offer prayer and praise to the Creator of all things. As individuals we are to spend time worshiping…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 282

Day 282 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 6. “Neither Prayer, nor any other part of Religious worship, is now under the Gospel tied unto, or made more acceptable by, any place in which it is performed, or towards which it is directed; but God is to be worshipped everywhere in…

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…

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…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 276

Day 276 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “…Preaching, and hearing the word of God,…” Scripture Lookup 2 Timothy 4:2 Luke 8:18 Reflection Sermons. Sitting and listening to someone talk. To the unenlightened mind, it is one of the most boring parts of a church service. That is why “seeker-sensitive”…