Worship is a response to what?

“Worship begins with the response to divine revelation. But if little time or attention is given to the revealed Word of God, read, proclaimed, or taught, then to what do people respond? The result is that worship becomes superficial or sentimental. If the church is truly interested in recapturing the spirit and nature of the prophetic and apostolic ministry of the Word in worship, then there will have to be a greater emphasis placed on reading, teaching, and preaching the Word of God, but it has to be with clarity, accuracy, power, and authority” (Allen P. Ross, Recalling the Hope of Glory, 429).


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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Caleb Kolstad on February 18, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Amen

  2. It is the key to worship, as Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “You worship what you do not know, we worship what we know…” A deeper, sharper, clearer view of God would have a dramatic effect on worship.

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