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The Worship of Church

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The Worship of Church

•       It’s characteristics

•       It is reasonable  12:1

–   Usually translated "spiritual New Testament (cf. 1Pe 2:2,ASV),

–   "As Cranfield notes, the "intelligent, understanding worship… Which is consonant with the truth of the gospel, is indeed nothing lasts that the offering of one whole self in the whole of one's concrete living, it one's inner thought, feelings and aspirations, but also it one's words and deeds.”

–   Robert L saucy quoting C. E. B Cranfield, C.E.B Cranfield, “A Commentary On Romans,” Scottish Journal of theology occasional papers no. 12 (1964): 14.

•       It’s characteristics

•       In truth John 4:23-24

•       In spirit John 4:23-24

•       Learning Worship for the Scriptures

•       Rev. 4:9-11

–    “the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”

•       Rev.5:8-10

–    “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God;        And we shall reign on the earth.”

•       Learning Worship for the Scriptures

•       The Worship of the Church is eternally physical

•       Randy Alcorn states, “trying to develop an appetite for a disembodied existence in a nonphysical Evan is like trying to develop an appetite for gravel the matter how sincere we are, and no matter how hard we tried, it’s not going to work.”[Randy Alcorn, Heaven (Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2004), 7]

•       Learning Worship for the Scriptures

•       He further states, “but the book of Hebrews is an apocalyptic its epistolary. It says that earthly priests “service sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven” (Hebrews 8:5)

–   A problem for stoic evangelical

–   A word about christoplatonism

•       Postures and worship

•       A fallacy: because charismatic Christians are wrong theologically in the area of the gifts therefore everything they do in workshop is automatically on biblical

•       Since pair processors other than sitting were used in the Old Testament they are excluded in the NewTestament

•       Not worshiping as the frozen chosen

•       Since the Bible prescribes no particular posture in worship for the church, then no posture which violate Scripture is excluded.

•       An examination of postures [a brief examination]

–   Bowing

–   Kneeling

–   Laying prostrate

–   Listing of hands

–   standing

•       Not worshiping as the frozen chosen

•       Are forms of private worship should be as creative as we are individual.

•       So area in which we need the theological leanings were further.

•       The work of God in worship

•       Directed toward God-"Biblical Revelation retraced God as the creator and Redeemer of life. As creator and sustainer of life, the worshiper recognizes him as the source of his total being…"

•     Robert L Saucy , 171.

•       Worship and God the Son

•       Heb 10:20

–   The picture here is the tabernacle- the place of God’s presence

–   The discuss is the way of entrance

–   The issue of access is highlighted

•       Worship and God the Son

•       Mediated through Christ-"the principle teaching of the New Testament is worship towards God as father through the Son. He is the one who has provided us access through the veil into a heavenly sanctuary by "a new and living way… That was to say, his flesh" (Heb 10:20)."

–   Ibid, 171.

•       Worship and God the Son

•       Most affords with the Old Testament and Ancient Jewish ideas of Mediation between God and Man

–   Exo 19:3-7 cf. Deut 18:15-16

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