SUNDAY Sermon Series – 10-03-21

Worship God the way HE wants to be worshipped. Spirit&Truth John Calvin  Quotes | John calvin quotes, Worship quotes, Reformed theology

1 Samuel 15:22, Matthew 15:9

John Owen followed Calvin roughly 100 years later to the same conclusion. Owen’s writings are for many hard to read, but taken in sections they can be easily dissected and comprehended. Here is a good example:

But such is the corrupt nature of man, that there is scarce any thing whereabout men have been more apt to contend with God from the foundation of the world. That their will and wisdom may have a share (some at least) in the ordering of his worship, is that which of all things they seem to desire. Wherefore, to obviate their pride and folly, to his asserting of his own prerogative in this matter, he subjoins severe interdictions against all or any man’s interposing therein, so as to take away any thing by him commanded, or to add any thing to what is by him appointed. This also the testimonies recited fully express. The prohibition is plain, “Thou shalt not add to what I have commanded.”

The Works of John Owen Vol 15 Pg. 40

Owen writes: 1) Man is corrupt and contend with God from the beginning of the world 2) That contention includes how to worship Him 3) Man desires their way of doing things 4) He commands and appoints order to worship 5) It is sin to disobey God’s command


SERMON

God or Self—Which?

Charles Haddon Spurgeon March 9, 1862

Scripture: Zechariah 7:5-6 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 8

“ Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me ? And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves.” – Zechariah, 7:5-6


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