Knowledge of God Leads to Worship
KNOWLEDGE OF GOD LEADS TO WORSHIP
Worship is not a mindless exercise. First and foremost, worship is a rational activity. It arises from careful reflection on who God is (in the infinite glory of His being) and what He has done . . .. Worship without theology is bound to degenerate into idolatry; hence, the essential place of Scripture both in public worship and private devotion. It is the word of God that evokes the worship of God . . .. True knowledge of God will always lead us to worship.
—John Stott, in a sermon entitled "Worship," based on Romans 11:33-36, preached at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, as part of a 1992 series of messages entitled "Living in the Light of the Gospel." I am extremely grateful to the tape ministry of All Souls Church for allowing me to include this audio message on my web site at www.sbts.edu/icw/resources.php. If you have never heard John Stott preach, I suggest that you take about 26 minutes and listen to this wonderful message.
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Have a great week,
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary