Reformed Theology When do you guys collect the tithes and offerings? When do you guys sing the doxology?  Calvinism

When do you guys collect the tithes and offerings? When do you guys sing the doxology?

Reformed Theology When do you guys collect the tithes and offerings? When do you guys sing the doxology?  Calvinism
When do you guys collect the tithes and offerings? When do you guys sing the doxology?

I wrote the liturgy last Sunday, and will do so this Sunday as well. Apparently it's most normative at my new church to have the collection before the sermon, but theologically speaking, it makes more sense to have it after the sermon (our response to God).

Also, when I separated the doxology from the offering, the liturgist freaked out and moved the doxology from where I put it in the liturgy to after the offering.

Having attended most recently churches where the doxology does not follow the offering and happens after the sermon, this was strange to me.

So /r/reformed, what do y'all do at your church?

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Reformed Theology Week 25 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism

Week 25 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Reformed Theology Week 25 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism
Week 25 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

THE HOLY SACRAMENTS

Lord's Day 25

Q&A 65

Q. It is through faith alone that we share in Christ and all his benefits: where then does that faith come from?

A. The Holy Spirit produces it in our hearts1 by the preaching of the holy gospel,2 and confirms it by the use of the holy sacraments.3

1 John 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 2:8

2 Rom. 10:17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25

3 Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16

Q&A 66

Q. What are sacraments?

A. Sacraments are visible, holy signs and seals. They were instituted by God so that by our use of them he might make us understand more clearly the promise of the gospel, and seal that promise.1

And this is God's gospel promise: to grant us forgiveness of sins and eternal life by grace because of Christ's one sacrifice accomplished on the cross.2

1 Gen. 17:11; Deut. 30:6; Rom. 4:11

2 Matt. 26:27-28; Acts 2:38; Heb. 10:10

Q&A 67

Q. Are both the word and the sacraments then intended to focus our faith on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as the only ground of our salvation?

A. Yes! In the gospel the Holy Spirit teaches us and by the holy sacraments confirms that our entire salvation rests on Christ's one sacrifice for us on the cross.1

1 Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 11:26; Gal. 3:27

Q&A 68

Q. How many sacraments did Christ institute in the New Testament?

A. Two: holy baptism and the holy supper.1

1 Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26

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Reformed Theology Week 24 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism

Week 24 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Reformed Theology Week 24 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism
Week 24 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Lord's Day 24

Q&A 62

Q. Why can't our good works be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of our righteousness?

A. Because the righteousness which can pass God's judgment must be entirely perfect and must in every way measure up to the divine law.1 But even our best works in this life are imperfect and stained with sin.2

1 Rom. 3:20; Gal. 3:10 (Deut. 27:26)

2 Isa. 64:6

Q&A 63

Q. How can our good works be said to merit nothing when God promises to reward them in this life and the next?1

A. This reward is not earned; it is a gift of grace.2

1 Matt. 5:12; Heb. 11:6

2 Luke 17:10; 2 Tim. 4:7-8

Q&A 64

Q. But doesn't this teaching make people indifferent and wicked?

A. No. It is impossible for those grafted into Christ through true faith not to produce fruits of gratitude.1

1 Luke 6:43-45; John 15:5

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Reformed Theology Week 11 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism

Week 11 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Reformed Theology Week 11 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism
Week 11 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

GOD THE SON

Lord's Day 11

Q&A 29

Q. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus," meaning "savior"?

A. Because he saves us from our sins,1 and because salvation should not be sought and cannot be found in anyone else.2

1 Matt. 1:21; Heb. 7:25

2 Isa. 43:11; John 15:5; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Tim. 2:5

Q&A 30

Q. Do those who look for their salvation in saints, in themselves, or elsewhere really believe in the only savior Jesus?

A. No. Although they boast of being his, by their actions they deny the only savior, Jesus.1

Either Jesus is not a perfect savior, or those who in true faith accept this savior have in him all they need for their salvation.2

1 1 Cor. 1:12-13; Gal. 5:4

2 Col. 1:19-20; 2:10; 1 John 1:7

GOD THE SON

Lord's Day 11

Q&A 29

Q. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus," meaning "savior"?

A. Because he saves us from our sins,1 and because salvation should not be sought and cannot be found in anyone else.2

1 Matt. 1:21; Heb. 7:25

2 Isa. 43:11; John 15:5; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Tim. 2:5

Q&A 30

Q. Do those who look for their salvation in saints, in themselves, or elsewhere really believe in the only savior Jesus?

A. No. Although they boast of being his, by their actions they deny the only savior, Jesus.1

Either Jesus is not a perfect savior, or those who in true faith accept this savior have in him all they need for their salvation.2

1 1 Cor. 1:12-13; Gal. 5:4

2 Col. 1:19-20; 2:10; 1 John 1:7

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