The Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century
is a primer on the basic elements of Reformed worship which leads us back to the basics of Biblical worship.
It examines topics such as:
- The Call to Worship
- Singing of songs and Hymns
- The Public Reading of Scripture
- The Confession of sin
- The Assurance of Pardon
- The Confession of Faith
- The Pastoral Prayer
- Giving of Tithes and Offerings
- Preaching of the Word
A useful resource for small groups, Sunday Schools, and new member classes, this study encourages the recovery of worship that is unashamedly God-centered and manifestly Scriptural.
Jon Payne has given us a gem in his new book In the Splendor of Holiness. Cutting through the forest of opinion on worship, Dr. Payne gets to the heart of the matter in a brief but succinct account of what consitutes the heart of corporate worship...I cannot recommend it too highly. It deserves to be in every Christian home.
-Dr. Derek Thomas,
Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson
In the Splendor of Holiness by Jon Payne is an excellent instrument to communicate the elements of true, biblical worship as well as a training manual for both the leadership and membership of a local church in fulfilling God's call to exalt in the praise of His glorious grace.
-Dr. Harry L. Reeder III,
Senior Minister, Briarwood Presbyterian Church