18 November, 2009

Who Was Wilhelmus a'Brakel?

It does not take too much reading of PRESBYTERIAN THOUGHTS to know that Wilhelmus a'Brakel is one my favorite Dutch theologians. In this brief video the translator of A Christian's Reasonable Service speaks on Brakel as well as the Dutch Second Reformation. Enjoy.

06 November, 2009

Love for God and Worship

Today I was reading in Thomas Watson, and came across this great thought on our love for God in connection with biblical worship:

When Christians make little reckoning of God's worship, duties of religion are done in a dead, formal manner; if they are left undone, yet they are ill done. This is a sad symptom of a spiritual consumption; remissness in duty shows a decay in our first love. The strings of a violin being slack, the violin can never make good music; when men grow slack in duty, they pray as if they prayed not; this can never make any harmonious sound in God's ears. When the spiritual motion is slow and heavy, and the pulse of the soul beats low, it is a sign that Christians have lost their first love.