The Worship Quote of the Week for (04/01/2003):

Revelation, Relationship, & Response
Todayís WORSHIP QUOTE provides another helpful definition of Christian
worship. The author is David Nelson.


REVELATION, RELATIONSHIP, & RESPONSE
Worship is the human response to the self-revelation of the triune God, which
involves: (1) divine initiation in which God graciously reveals himself, his
purposes, and will; (2) a spiritual and personal relationship with God
through Jesus Christ enabled by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and (3) a
response by the worshiper of joyful adoration, reverence, humility,
submission and obedience.

óDavid Nelson, from "Voicing Godís Praise: The Use of Music in Worship,"
chapter six in AUTHENTIC WORSHIP: HEARING SCRIPTUREíS VOICE, APPLYING ITS
TRUTH, Herbert W. Bateman, general editor (Grand Rapids: Hope Kregel
Publications, 2002), p. 149. ISBN 0-8254-2092-x


[That is a great definition. The author actually doesnít refer to the "three
Rís," but I was pleased that it helped me to remember his three-pronged
emphasis.]


Have a great week.


Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky
www.carlstam.org
www.sbts.edu/icw