By Israel J. Contreras

I. Regulative Principle of Worship stated

II. Object and Vehicle of worship

        A. Object of worship is God and not saints, angels or any other creature.

        B. The vehicle of worship is the only mediator between God and Man: the Lord Jesus Christ

III. The Nature of Prayer

        A. To Be made with Thanksgiving

        B. To Be made in the Name of the Son

        C. To Be made with the Help of the Spirit and according to His will

        D. To be made with understanding

        E. To be made with reverence

        F. To be made with humility

        G. To be made with fervency

        H. To be made with faith

        I. To be made with love and perseverance

        J. To be made in a known tongue, if vocal

IV. What/ Whom do we pray for?

        A. Is to be made for things lawful

        B. To be made for all sorts of man living now or in the future

        C. Not to be made for the dead

        D. Not to be made for those who have committed the unpardonable sin

V. Biblical worship

        A. The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear

        B. The Sound preaching of the word

        C. The conscionable hearing of the Word

        D. The singing of the psalms with grace in the heart

        E. The due administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments

        F. Other parts of Biblical worship

                1. Religious oaths and vows

                2. Solemn fastings and thanksgivings

VI. The Scope of Worship

        A. Not made more acceptable by being done in a special location

        B. God is to be worshipped everywhere

        C. God is to be worshipped privately and publicly.

        D. God is to be worshipped in the family

        E. Worship is not to be neglected

VII. The Changing of the Sabbath from the last day to the first.

VIII. Requirements for keeping the Sabbath

        A. Men duly prepare their hearts

        B. Men ordering their common affairs before the Sabbath

        C. Observe a holy rest, all the day, from one's own works,
             words, and thoughts about one's worldly employments and recreations.

        D. Be taken up the whole time, in the public and private exercises of one's worship, and in the duties of
             necessity and mercy.