Gospel Worship, or, The Right Manner of Sanctifying the name of God in General, in Hearing the Word, Receiving the Lord’s Supper, and Prayer by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

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This classic work by Burroughs deals with the Regulative Principle: God alone determines the manner in which sinners approach him. This is a life-transforming and Christ-glorifying biblical work.

Gospel Worship, or, The Right Manner of Sanctifying the name of God in General, in Hearing the Word, Receiving the Lord’s Supper, and Prayer – by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646).

“Jeremiah Burroughs’ 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

“This treatise on Leviticus 10:1-3 is a call to propriety and sobriety in the worship of God. It deals with the believer’s sanctification through “three great ordinances”:(1)Hearing the Word(2)Receiving the Lord’s Supper, and(3)Prayer In a day that promotes man-made forms of worship, Gospel Worship is a call to biblical worship of the Triune God though the means that He has instituted. Burroughs shows how important worship is to God and teaches us how to “give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name” (Ps. 29:2). He makes plain that we do not need new forms of worship to be relevant, but to renew old forms of worship.”
–Joel Beeke

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Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646), was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and an astute theologian. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing.

Worship is not a trite act. It is the life of the Christian. When the Christian hears God in his word, or from the mouth of the biblical minister, and is pressed to obey him in all things as exemplified in his word, such obedience is for his very life. “For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life,” (Deut. 32:47). In this obedience, God has not left his ordinances of worship to the inventions of men. God has set down certain specific requirements which are to be followed. It was a hallmark of the Reformation that God alone determines the manner in which sinners approach him. God’s will, in this way, has reference to the regulative principle of life as well as to the Laws which God has made known and prescribed to man in order that his walk might be regulated accordingly. So, God regulates his worship with the intention of allowing fallen, sinful people to come before him and sanctify his name in a manner that God requires: in holiness. This is the substance of Burroughs’ treatise Gospel Worship.

Worship is for God, not for us. Sadly, that simple statement is foreign to our day. Yet 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).

In this treasured work, Jeremiah Burroughs masterfully provides 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 general, and the three great ordinances of hearing the Word, receiving the Lord’s Supper, and prayer. Burroughs demonstrates that true worship is reverent, focused on the holiness of God.

Table of Contents:

Meet Jeremiah Burroughs by C. Matthew McMahon
Regulating Worship According to God’s Will by C. Matthew McMahon
Original Title Page
Preface to the Reader
An Outline of the Sermons
Sermon 1: The Introduction
Sermon 2: God Will be Sanctified in Those Who Draw Near to Him
Sermon 3: The Importance of Preparing for Worship
Sermon 4: Two Cases of Conscience
Sermon 5: Sanctifying the Name of God in Holy Duties
Sermon 6: Suiting Our Duties to the God We are Worshipping
Sermon 7: Why God Will Be Sanctified in the Duties of His Worship
Sermon 8: Sanctifying the Name of God in Hearing the Word Part 1
Sermon 9: Sanctifying the Name of God in Hearing the Word Part 2
Sermon 10: Why God Will Have His Name Sanctified
Sermon 11: Sanctifying the Name of God in Receiving the Sacrament
Sermon 12: What is Required in Receiving the Sacrament
Sermon 13: Keeping to the Institution of the Sacrament
Sermon 14: Sanctifying the Name of God in Prayer

(This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.)