The Worship Quote of the Week for (08/29/2000):

Have you ever tried to come up with a one-sentence definition of biblical
worship? Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is from William Temple, a noted English cleric
of our century. Notice how each facet of this description is a response to an
attribute or action of God.

To worship is
to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God,
to feed the mind with the truth of God,
to purge the imagination by the beauty of God,
to open the heart to the love of God,
to devote the will to the purpose of God.

-William Temple (1881-1944)
Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942 to 1944.

[Holy Lord, quicken my conscience, feed my mind, purge my imagination, and
open my heart to your love as I devote my will to your purpose. Amen!]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky