Hunger for the Word in church is expressed publicly by faithful attendance at church worship services. Hebrews 10:25 says we must not forsake assembling ourselves in corporate worship. Christian worship fills us with the Word. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Charles H. Spurgeon (1834–1892) writes, “There is no worship of God that is better than hearing of a sermon…. It stirs all the coals of fire in your spirit, and makes them burn with a brighter flame.”1Quoted in Robert L. Dickie, What the Bible Teaches about Worship (Darlington, England: Evangelical Press, 2007), 53.
Beauty and Glory of Christ’s Bride
Joel R. Beeke