The church worships the God known through the
witness of the Christian Bible. The church worships the one God, who called
Israel into covenant, fulfilled that promise in Jesus Christ, and embraced all
people through the Spirit of truth.
For Protestant Christians preaching from the Bible is the primary
manifestation of Jesus Christ in the life of the church. In the Catholic and
Orthodox traditions of the church the Eucharist is primary, yet in the twentieth
century preaching from scripture has become more important than it was
In the New Testament Jesus prays by himself
and with his disciples, and the apostles pray with their followers. The
Psalms of the Old Testament not only continue to be recited as prayers among
Jews, but these poetic expressions of faith are also read regularly as prayers
within the church. All Christians pray the Lord's Prayer (Our Father), and
Protestant churches generally encourage Christians to pray in their own words.
In the New Testament gospels, however,
Jesus says very little about worship. Moreover, Jesus teaches that the
greatest commandment is not worshiping God rather than idols, but loving
Sermons prepared by Robert Traer are available on this web site for anyone who wishes to read them or
use them. These sermons interpret passages of scripture from the Christian Bible
and apply the principles of Christian faith to the issues that challenge the
Twenty carols, some familiar, some not,
available in a songbook or as a CD.
New words set to old hymn tunes.
Available as a songbook or as a CD.
This web site also offers prayers for use
within the life of the church. Please feel free to use these in the
worship of your church or in your private discipline of prayer.