Our Worship – Lesson 15 – Purple Pararments

What do we use purple paraments? Purple is the color of the robe Jesus wore to the cross.  It is associated with His suffering and death.  We use purple during the season of Lent because we focus on His suffering and death, and because purple is also associated with royalty.  Our Savior was crowned with … [Read more…]

Our Worship – Lesson 14 – Lent

What is the season of Lent? Lent is forty days of prayer and meditation on the suffering and death of Jesus, in anticipation of the celebration of Easter.  During this time we go to Gethsemane, to the courts of Caiaphas and Pilate, then journey to Calvary to see the great price paid for our salvation. … [Read more…]

Our Worship – Lesson 13 – Altar

What is an Altar? An altar is a place set up or set aside as a dwelling for God on earth.  In Christian sanctuaries, it is the place associated with the presence of God. What does the Altar mean to our worship? The altar is our constant reminder that God is present among us.  We … [Read more…]

Our Worship – Lesson 12 – The Pulpit

What is a pulpit? The term “pulpit” literally means “platform, staging.”  It is normally a raised platform for the preaching of God’s Word.  What does the pulpit mean to our worship? The pulpit is the place in the sanctuary from which the sermon is preached.  Where the lectern is used for the reading of God’s … [Read more…]

Our Worship – Lesson 11 – The Lectern

What is a lectern? A lectern is a stand or podium from which a book or speech is read.  In Christian churches the lectern is used for the reading of the Bible to God’s people.  This is in keeping with the Old Testament tradition of reading the Torah from a lectern/podium in the center of … [Read more…]