Dr. Lillback at Briarwood
September 13, 2011
Jesus Christ: History's Greatest Educator
Rev. Dr. Peter Lillback, president of Westminster, preached a sermon at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama on August 21, 2011. Briarwood is pastored by Westminster alumnus and board member Dr. Harry Reeder (MDiv '82)
To listen to the audio from this message, click here.
Audio courtesy of Briarwood Presbyterian Church sermon library.
Briarwood's Worship Philosophy (from www.briarwood.org):
We desire true worship that:
- Glorifies God
- Edifies the body of Christ (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16)
- Magnifies the message of salvation through Christ alone (1 Corinthians 14:24-25)
Reformed worship is God-centered and governed by the biblical guidelines given to us through scripture alone. In our worship, we seek to be connected to the best of the past without becoming idolatrous of the past (i.e., traditional, not traditionalism), contextualized in the present without allowing popular culture to dictate our approach to worship, and establishing worship that sets a standard for the future.
Drawing from all the bounty that God has given to His church, from the rich musical and liturgical traditions that have come down to us from our past to the exciting new movements of God today, enables us to set a worship “feast” or “banquet” before the people of God--a well-balanced “meal” to strengthen the body of Christ and keep her healthy spiritually.