Spirit & Truth: A Film About Worship
Spirit & Truth: A Film About Worship
Spirit & Truth: A Film About Worship
Spirit & Truth: A Film About Worship

Spirit & Truth: A Film About Worship

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"This beautiful and urgent film by Les Lanphere is, IMO, a must-watch for everyone who names the name of Christ. I pray that it will raise many troubling questions in the minds of believers all across the world regarding how we approach the worship of God; and that it will be used to lead Christ's church more and more into having every area of our lives—most principally our worship—regulated by the authoritative, inerrant, and sufficient Word of God." — Matthew Robinson | Media Gratiae

How does God want to be worshiped? 

When we think about worship, we too often ask ourselves the wrong questions. What do I like? What would non-christians like? What would the people in my church like? All along, we’re missing the central question. How does God want to be worshiped?

Spirit & Truth dives into Scripture and history to rethink how we are to approach the God we worship.

Featuring John Bowers, Josh Buice, Alan Strange, Tim Challies, Kevin DeYoung, Robert Godfrey, David Hall, Jason Helopoulos, Mark Jacinsky, Terry Johnson, Conifex Makhalira, Robert McCurley, Ryan McGraw, Stephen Nichols, Rick Philips, Joseph Pipa, Neil Stewart, David Strain, Joe Thorn, and Chad VanDixhoorn.

Director: Les Lanphere
Genres: Documentary
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes

“The acceptable way of worshiping the true God, is instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshiped according to the imagination and devices of men, nor the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representations, or any other way not prescribed in the Holy Scriptures” (1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, 22.1).

 

Media Gratiae is an independent nonprofit (501c3) multimedia ministry based out of New Albany, Mississippi. Our desire is to produce film, print, and other media for the glory of Christ and for the good of His Church.

Media Gratiae (pronounced "GRAH - tee - ā") is Latin for "the Means of Grace."

Fallen man receives all the blessings of salvation out of the eternal fountain of the grace of God, in virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ and through the operation of the Holy Spirit. While the Spirit can and does in some respects operate immediately on the soul of the sinner, He has seen fit to bind Himself largely to the use of certain means in the communication of divine grace. " (L. Berkhof)

In other words, Christ has fully accomplished the redemption that the Father planned, and now the Spirit is applying that grace in time to the lives of God’s people all around the world. God has appointed certain “means” to serve as the channels through which the Spirit applies that grace. The scope of the work Media Gratiae produces is meant to give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission by the use of those means.

We believe that the chief means of grace is God’s word. It alone has the promise of being the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:16). Paul tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. In doing so, he elevates the preached word of God to the foreground as the means by which God’s own voice is heard by sinners (Rom. 10:13-17). Paul's determination to preach Christ and Him crucified is understood in light of the fact that it is the voice of our Savior that brings dead men out of their tombs (John 5:25).

In Acts 2 we see that the early church not only gave themselves to the apostles' teaching and prayer, but also to fellowship with one another. In addition to the crucial fellowship we experience by being committed to a local body of believers, we can also experience something of "the communion of the saints" by making use of Christian Biography. In this way we can be helped by the example of those who have followed our Lord before us, and follow Paul's admonition to keep our eyes on those who walk according to the example we have in him.

Two lines from a hymn by John Berridge—one a statement, the other an earnest prayer—sum up the mission and hope of Media Gratiae:

The means of grace are in my hand,
The blessing is at God’s command
Who must the work fulfill;
And though I read, and watch and pray,
Yet here the Lord directs my way
And worketh all things still.

Prepare my tongue to pray and praise,
To speak of providential ways,
And heavenly truth unfold;
To strengthen well a feeble soul,
Correct the Wanton, rouse the dull,
And silence sinners bold.