Monthly Archives: January 2012

Order?

Worship is a corporate endeavor…some kind of order is necessary so that everyone knows what is happening and is able to participate fully. People put themselves into something confidently only when they know what they are doing. Wherever there is interaction between people, ritual forms and ceremonies arise, whereby the bonds between them can be symbolically expressed.

Frank C. Senn, Christian Worship and its Cultural Setting (Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1983), 15.

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Worship is…

Worship is the continuous outpouring of all that I am, all that I do and all that I can ever become in light of a chosen or cho0sing god.

– Harold M. Best, Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts, Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, 2003, 18.

Prayer about Scripture

Lord God, let us keep your Scriptures in mind and meditate on them day and night, persevering in prayer, always on watch. We beg you, Lord, to give us real knowledge of what we read and to show us not only how to understand it but how to put it into practice and to obtain spiritual grace enlightened by the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord, whose power and glory will endure throughout all ages. Amen.

—Origen of Alexandria (c. 185-254), theologian, philosopher, exegete, and teacher. As quoted in “The Communion of Saints: Resources from the Worldwide Church,” an article by Anne E. Zaki, REFORMED WORSHIP, June 2005, No. 76. http://www.reformedworship.org.

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