The Worship Quote of the Week for (11/17/1998):

Spiritual Nourishment
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is another from the pen of A. W. Tozer. He was the
pastor of Chicago's Southside Alliance Church from 1928 to 1959. He never
went to be a Bible school, seminary or university, but his many writings
consistently and powerfully direct the reader's attention to the amazing God
who desires our love, devotion and worship.

Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the Church of the Living God.
Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any strict meaning of
that term. But exposition may be carried on in such a way as to leave the
hearers devoid of any true spiritual nourishment whatever. For it is not mere
words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers
find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the
truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an
intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that
they may delight in His presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of
the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.

- A. W. Tozer (1879-1963), in THE PURSUIT OF GOD, Christian Publications, 1948

[Lord, thank you for the Scriptures. Thank you that through them we can come
to know you, inter into you, and delight in you. Amen!]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina