Worship

The Ascended Christ Is Now Our Mediator

The Ascended Christ Is Now Our Mediator

What a beautiful picture that is, then, that the one who stands on our behalf to give account for our sins by his blood, is also the one whom all judgment for that sin has been entrusted.  What this simply means is this: judgment shall pass right over us because we have placed our faith in the work of Jesus Christ.

Question: How do pastors pick a sermon text and prepare the sermon?

Question: How do pastors pick a sermon text and prepare the sermon?

Paul told the elders in Ephesus, “I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.” (Acts 20:27)...the Christian Church has long ago compiled a list of weekly readings that can be used for worship services and that ensure that all the truths of the Bible are touched upon throughout the year.  As a general rule, though free to make adjustments at times, our pastors follow those selections when choosing the Scripture readings and the sermon texts week by week.  That’s why you may have heard a relative or friend, even from a congregation of another denomination, say to you, “We had a sermon on that same text as you did last week.” 

Question: People have various styles of worship today. What are the benefits of different styles and why do we still use the liturgy?

Question: People have various styles of worship today. What are the benefits of different styles and why do we still use the liturgy?

In the Old Testament God prescribed the worship of his people; in the New Testament, no such prescription was given so there is certainly Christian freedom involved when it comes to what and how a Christian church chooses to worship their Savior.