Principle Five: In Worship We Respond To God And To Each Other

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

More than an intellectual assent to doctrine, creed, or prayer, worship is an experience of the presence of a holy God. Response to this encounter should touch the center of the worshiper's being, creating a sense of awe and mystery. It should also result in an admission of one's unworthiness and need for repentance, and in renewed commitment to a life of obedience to the mighty and merciful God.

Response as Inner Experience

It is no wonder that the early Christians were struck with "awe. "...


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