Worship In The New Testament Era

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

Worship in the New Testament period was ordered around baptism and the Eucharist. Baptism marks the entrance of the believer into the worshiping community, while the Lord's Supper, together with the teaching of the Scriptures, forms the content of the worship gathering.

The Oral-Formal Tradition

Early Christian liturgy, like its Jewish and pagan counterparts, was an oral-formal phenomenon. The early liturgical gatherings were not lacking in basic shape and structure, in the use of specific...


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