The Place of Scripture In the Service of the Word

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The reading and preaching of God's Word in worship is the central act of divine action.



Centrality of Scripture. Scripture holds the place of centrality in worship. Thus in the Entrance the people come into the presence of God and prepare to hear the Word of God. At the Table the people respond to the Word in what the early church called the great thanksgiving (Eucharist). Thus the Word is to be seen as the central act of proclamation and the Eucharist is the great response of...


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