God is as clear today as He was to Nadab and Abihu in the Old Testament: He will be treated as holy by those who come into His presence (Lev. 10:1-3). Their deaths shows that one cannot get into too much instruction as to the right way and the wrong way to worship Him. In this treasured work, beloved Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs masterfully gives guidelines to facilitate the reader to move closer to God in worship. Through 14 sermons, Burroughs carefully explains the right manner of worshipping God in the three great ordinances of hearing the Word, receiving the Lord’s Supper, and prayer. Burroughs shows that true worship is reverent, focused upon our holy God.
Table of Contents:
Sermon I - The Introduction
Sermon II - God Will be Sanctified in Those Who Draw Near to Him
Sermon III - The Importance of Preparing for Worship
Sermon IV - Two Cases of Conscience
Sermon V - Sanctifying the Name of God in Holy Duties
Sermon VI - Suiting Our Duties to the God We are Worshipping
Sermon VII - Why God Will Be Sanctified in the Duties of His Worship
Sermon VIII - Sanctifying the Name of God in Hearing the Word
Sermon IX - Sanctifying the Name of God in Hearing the Word
Sermon X - Why God will Have His Name Sanctified
Sermon XI - Sanctifying the Name of God in Receiving the Sacrament
Sermon XII - What is Required in Receiving the Sacrament
Sermon XIII - Keep to the Institution of the Sacrament
Sermon XIV - Sanctifying the Name of God in Prayer
The Gospel Life Series
Paul write to Titus that we are to adorn the doctrine of God in all things. This series of books by Jeremiah Burroughs, Puritan preacher in London in the 1600s, shows us how to do just that. We are to adorn the doctrine of God in our worship (Gospel Worship); we are to adorn the doctrine of God in our reverence (Gospel Fear); and we are to adorn the doctrine of God in our conduct (Gospel Conversation). To adorn the doctrine of God, we must know God and Christ (Gospel Revelation); we must know the blessedness that comes from having our sins forgiven (Gospel Remission); and we must know the marvelous plan of salvation that God offers to us (Gospel Reconciliation).
Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was loved for his preaching and gentle spirit and was persecuted for his nonconformity to the Church of England. Feeling compelled to flee to Holland for a time, he eventually returned to England and preached to congregations in Stepney and Cripplegate in London, two of the largest congregations in England. He also served as a member of the Westminster Assembly until his death in 1646.
“Jeremiah Burroughs’s Gospel Worship has greatly influenced my understanding of biblical worship. It is one of the most important books I have ever read.” – R.C. Sproul, co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and chairman of Ligonier Ministries