“…there should be a stated day on which they should assemble to hear the Law, and perform religious rites, or which, at least, they should specially employ in meditating on his works, and be thereby trained to piety” John Calvin (ref#187).
“Worship with reverence, seriousness, order, diligence, and attention. These inner traits of true worship are very important…” John Owen (ref#176).
“We cannot be devotional unless our minds are fixed upon the object of our worship; we cannot attend to God when gazing about the congregation” George Rose (ref#174). “Beware of indulging yourself in any practice which may have the effect of leading others to disregard the rest and sanctity of the Sabbath” Archibald Alexander (ref#175).
“…public duties that are necessary to the right sanctifying of the Lord’s Day are these:
- Affectionate prayer…
- Our reverent and attentive hearing of the Word of God, either read or preached…
- Singing of the Psalms…
- …administration of the [ordinances], especially that of the Lord’s Supper” Ezekiel Hopkins (ref#182).
“When as we make God’s command our ground, we make God’s glory our [goal]) Thomas Case (ref#185).