I was recently asked about why we always have a time for confession of sins in worship at Redeemer. Dr. Mohler gives a great exposition of the necessity of this in Part Three of his series on worship.
Filed under Bible and Theology, Spiritual Discipline, Worship
This reminds me of the opening from the Book Of Common Prayer,
The minister introduces the service
Dearly beloved brethren,
the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge
and confess our manifold sins and wickedness;
[and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before
the face of almighty God our heavenly Father;
but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent and
to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same
by his infinite goodness and mercy.
And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge
our sins before God;
yet ought we most chiefly so to do,
when we assemble and meet together
to render thanks for the great benefits that we have
received at his hands,
to set forth his most worthy praise,
to hear his most holy word,
and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary,
as well for the body as the soul.]
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