Saturday, July 11, 2009

Harold Best on Worship

"worship does no stop and start, despite our notions to the contrary. Once we place emphasis on specific times, place and methods, we misunderstand worship's biblical meaning. Worship may ebb and flow, may take on various appearances and may be unconscious or conscious, intense and ecstatic or quiet and commonplace, but it is continuous. When we sin, worship does not stop. It changes directions and reverts back to what it once was, even if only for an instant. Repentance- the turning from and  (re)turning to - is the only solution." (19)

"We do not go to church to worship. But as continuing worshipers, we gather ourselves together to continue our worship, but now in the company of brothers and sisters." (47)

-Unceasing Worship

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