Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Covenantal Corporate Worship: Part 8

CONCLUSION
Having investigated why the Christian church gathers for corporate worship, we discovered that engaging with God on the terms that he proposes and the way that he makes possible can only be done within the context of covenant. Even how we gather together for corporate worship greatly impacts our privilege and responsibility to offer acceptable worship in our individual lives throughout the rest of the week. The worship that we offer on Sunday is a continuation of an entire life-orientation of worship that is deeply rooted in God’s redemptive activity that was foreshadowed in the Old Covenant and inaugurated in the New Covenant through our Lord Jesus Christ. May the church continue to offer acceptable worship to God, through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit as we anticipate the consummation of the Kingdom of God.

2 comments:

corey thomas said...

thanks, Josh, for this series. it has opened my eyes and helped solidify the importance of a proper perspective of worship. the lifestyle aspect has been gaining popularity, but without a proper, biblical perspective our personal and corporate worship will not be pleasing to God. I now realize that our vain imaginations do not bring glory to God even if we call it worship!

Josh said...

Corey,
It's been fun learning together. Got your email the other day, so I look forward to continuing the dialogue.