The Worship Quote of the Week for (06/27/2000):

Place Your Life before God
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE takes us back to the question "What is worship?" There
are many instructions from Scripture that are useful to us as we think about
our appropriate response to God, both personally and corporately. "Worship as
a lifestyle" is certainly one theme that the Apostle Paul highlights in the
12th chapter of Romans. Here's the way it reads in THE MESSAGE.

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday,
ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life
- and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is
the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well adjusted to your
culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your
attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize
what he wants from you and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around
you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best
out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

- Romans 12:1-2, from Eugene Peterson's THE MESSAGE: THE NEW TESTAMENT IN

Have a great week,

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