In the sermon Covenanter minister Greg Price deals with the distinctions between elements and circumstances in worship, the distinction between regulated and unregulated circumstances, and the nature of the type of songs God requires in worship.
He specifically answers the question: Does Scripture require inspired songs in public worship? He provides answers from the classic Puritan, Reformed, Presbyterian, Covenanter position by covering a number of Scriptures on these topics, as well as answering common objections.
McNaugher's The Psalms in Worship (SWRB) and Bushellâ€™s The Songs of Zion (Crown and Covenant) should also be consulted.
"It is the duty of Christians to praise God publickly, by the singing of psalms together in the congregation, and also privately in the family" (The Directory for the Publick (Public) Worship of God; Agreed Upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster... as a Part of the Covenanted Uniformity in Religion... with an Act of the General Assembly, and Act of Parliament, Both in Anno 1645 Approving & Establishing the Said Directory).
"The duties required in the second commandment are, the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath instituted in his word... also the disapproving, detesting, opposing, all false worship; and, according to each one's place and calling, removing it, and all monuments of idolatry" (Westminster Larger Catechism, partial answer to Question 108, 1648).
"If you want to understand Reformed theology the Puritan Hard Drive is unsurpassed, outside the Bible itself." - Pastor Greg Price (Author, Theologian, Covenanter) http://ow.ly/gAu3F.
Awesome Sermon! This sermon is a scholarly introduction to a very important topic, and Greg Price closes and refutes all arguments against EP!
Great Sermon! Inspired song in worship? Greg looks at a variety of Scripture verses dealing with the subject. As he points out this is very important, since it is one of the criteria we use to select church and worship. An excellent message and I recommend a listen.