To Gather for Christ

To Gather for Christ

IMPORTANCE OF GATHERING When the local church gathers, she gathers as Christ’s church—a holy assembly—to worship God publicly. This is a massive privilege and responsibility. The church gathers to make manifest and thus reveal the worth of Christ, which is to say that...
Hymn Story: Oh the Deep, Deep Love

Hymn Story: Oh the Deep, Deep Love

“Oh the Deep, Deep Love” Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will...
Hymn Story: Be Thou My Vision

Hymn Story: Be Thou My Vision

“Be Thou My Vision” This ancient Celtic tune has been throughout history one the most beloved and sung hymns of the church. This sung prayer is rich with imagery of a high view of Christ, the unequaled treasure of finding Him, and our total surrender to...
Longing to Gather

Longing to Gather

I pray that we would have a holy longing for the church to gather. We are not alone in suffering the pain of separation. Philip Schaff tells us that there were periods in the church’s history when “true Christians were everywhere persecuted and not allowed to...
Hymn Story: Lord, From Sorrows Deep I Call

Hymn Story: Rock of Ages

“Rock of Ages” And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” he said, “you cannot see my...