The Worship Quote of the Week for (10/02/2007):

Worship: Ascribing Ultimate Value
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is from a sermon on worship (Psalm 95) given by Tim Keller, senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

How do we face troubles with peace, rest, and equilibrium? The ultimate way to handle the troubles of life is not just through prayers of petition, but through worship. . . . Worship is the act of ascribing ultimate value to something in such a way that it engages the entire being: mind, will, and emotions.

Timothy J. Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City), from a sermon on Psalm 95 and "biblical worship," July 7, 2002. The tape ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian has kindly granted permission to put this audio sermon on my Institute for Christian Worship web site. To listen, go to, and then click on "other resources" at the bottom of the page. You'll find it.

[Highly recommended for pastors, worship leaders, and anyone longing to find spiritual peace and equilibrium in the midst of the troubles and trials of life. I have listened to this sermon at least five times and am confident that it will be a blessing to you.]

Have a great week!

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

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