From time to time the leadership of LPC will publish essays on biblical theology for the life of the church. These are intended primarily to help members of LPC think through our doctrine and practice, but can also be informative to people considering visiting our church.

The featured essays can be found below or through this link, with the articles listed at the bottom of the page. 'Theology Shorts', smaller articles previously published in LPC's newsletter, can be read by selecting the "All Posts" button or by following this link.


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LPC Liturgical Elements of Worship

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LPC's Sunday morning worship service follows a general order with a number of different elements included. This order is a called a "liturgy" and the elements are the content. Below are the different elements of the worship service listed out with a brief explanation for what they are and why we include them. The order and rhythm of our service is most deeply informed by t...

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Serving the Refugee


Why Care for Refugees? "When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow,that theLordyour God may bless you in all the work of your hands.When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and...

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A Summary of Christian Holy Days

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This is a summary of the history and practices of significant days on the traditional church calendar. It is intended as supplemental appendix to this article on the theology of the church calendar for Langhorne Presbyterian Church. Days that are underlined are the evangelical feast days. Advent. By at least 480 AD there was an understanding in some Christian churches of ...

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The Service of the Lord's Supper at LPC


The Lord's Supper is one of the most important parts of God's worship. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper, sometimes called Communion or the Eucharist, is a sign and seal of God's covenant. In giving and receiving the bread and the cup, Jesus' death is demonstrated to the church and world. By eating and drinking in faith, recipients of the sacrament truly and spiritually p...

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Devotions – What Are They Good For?


What are devotions good for? The morning devotional is one of the most common practices encouraged among evangelical Christians. A good question to ask is, What is the biblical basis for a personal devotional? In all of our spiritual practices, the foremost consideration we must have is what God thinks of it. And it is the Bible that gives us God's perspective on our spir...

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Why Use Hymnals?


LPC uses the Trinity Psalter Hymnal in our worship, which raises a question for some: Why have a hymnal at all in this digital age, especially when projector screens are in the sanctuary? Every church has a music playlist. A congregation needs to pull its rotation of songs from somewhere. Sometimes it's the music team's favorite songs, sometimes it's the Top 40 Christian ...

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