Improving our Understanding of Biblical Worship
In the last half-century the understanding of the corporate worship of God in evangelical churches has undergone a radical change. Is this a change in a biblical direction? What exactly is worship? In his book, Recalling the Hope of Glory, Dr. Allen P. Ross states, “If worship loses its God centeredness, it ceases to be a holy convocation and may become something akin to a common assembly, a rally, a theatrical performance, or an awards ceremony. This is not true worship. People should come away from a worship service with a fresh awareness of the majesty of God, with a desire to glorify God, and with a renewed commitment to serve God.”
What is a biblical, God-centered worship service, and how do we structure it? Further, the very definition of worship has shifted from the broad application to all of what we do in church on a Sunday morning service, to only the singing. Is that valid? How should we address the many issues which have arisen along with the evolution of contemporary Christian worship?
Worship is at the center of our relationship with God. As we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ our worship should be transformed as well.
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