The Worship Quote of the Week for (08/13/2002):

Revelation and Response
Todayís WORSHIP QUOTE is taken from Ralph Martinís THE WORSHIP OF GOD.


REVELATION AND RESPONSE
The distinctive genius of corporate worship is the two-beat rhythm of
revelation and response. God speaks; we answer. God acts; we accept and give.
God gives; we receive. As a corollary to this picture, worship implies a code
word for manís offering to God: SACRIFICE. The worshiper is not a passive,
motionless recipient, but an active participant, called upon to "make an
offering."

ó Ralph Martin, THE WORSHIP OF GOD: SOME THEOLOGICAL, PASTORAL, AND PRACTICAL
REFLECTIONS, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982, page 6. ISBN: 0802819346. I also
strongly suggest this same authorís WORSHIP IN THE EARLY CHURCH, Eerdmans,
1974.


Here are several previously released WORSHIP QUOTES that feature this idea
that worship is "revelation and response."
www.wqotw.org/WQOTW/1998_WQs/WQ033198.txt (Donald Hustad)
www.wqotw.org/WQOTW/1998_WQs/WQ041498.txt (Price and Furr)
www.wqotw.org/WQOTW/2001_WQs/WQ03202001.txt (Timothy George)



Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky
www.carlstam.org
www.sbts.edu