Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 9:30 & 11:15am

Service times

Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 10:00am

Service time

Worship: Revere | Reframe | Reshape

We resemble what we revere and we become what we behold. Worship in general and corporate worship in particular are central to God’s plan of conforming us to the image of his Son. We desire to craft worship gatherings that maximize the opportunity to reshape what we revere so that we will become more like Jesus over time.

Manayunk Sermons

The gift of prophecy part I

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Corporate worship makes us like Jesus by immersing us in the story of Jesus

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Genesis 1:1, 1:27-28, 3:23

Ephesians 1:7-11, 2:22

Revelation 21: 1-5a

ESV Study Bible

From Eden to the New Jerusalem by T. Desmond Alexander

You Are What You Love by James Smith

We Imitate What We Worship

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2 Corinthians 3:12-18

New American Commentary, 2 Corinthians, by David Garland
Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
You Are What You Love by James Smith

Center City Sermons

A key way God changes us in corporate worship is through the exercise of spiritual gifts, especially prophecy. In Part I of this 2 part set of sermons on prophecy, we look at what spiritual gifts are and why prophecy is preeminent among them for corporate worship.

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1 Corinthians 12-14

Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14D.A. Carson

 

We worship weekly together because we imitate what we worship, as we saw last week. But how do our worship gatherings change us? By immersing us in the Bible's story.

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According to PlanGraeme Goldsworthy

You Are What You LoveJames K.A. Smith

Everyone is a worshiper. Its just a matter of if our worship will be towards God or towards someone or something else. We imitate what we worship. Therefore the object of our worship is of utmost importance as well as what we do in order to rehabituate our lives to love that object.

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“You Are What You Love” by James K.A. Smith
“Counterfeit Gods” by Timothy Keller
“The New American Commentary” (2 Corinthians) by David E. Garland