The Worship Quote of the Week for (03/20/2001):

Worshiping the God of Grace
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is from a wonderful little book on God's amazing grace.
The author is Timothy George, Dean of the Beeson Divinity School of Samford
University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Once we understand who God really is, once we have experienced His
inexhaustible lovingkindness, which like the dew is fresh every morning, it
will change the way we worship. From a heart overflowing with gratitude, we
will want to honor and glorify God by gratefully offering back to Him the
many good gifts He has bestowed on us. We will not go to church to be
entertained, to see "what we can get out of it" for our own private
gratification, but rather to praise and worship the triune God of grace and
glory (pp. 118-119).

God's grace should provoke wonder and worship among all of God's children (p.

- Timothy George, in AMAZING GRACE: GOD'S INITIATIVE—OUR RESPONSE, Nashville: LifeWay Press, 2000. ISBN 0-7673-9866-1

Have a great week.
May the grace of God continue to amaze you.

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