The Worship Quote of the Week for (11/27/2007):

Christ, Our Mediator
What active part does Jesus Christ play in our worship? Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is from a brand new book that examines the critical role of our Savior's mediation in our worship of God. [See below for a generous 40% discount on this book--today through Friday, Nov. 30.]

God accepts and delights in our worship, not because of our efforts or our artistry or even our spirituality, but because of the Son's continual offering of worship in our place and on our behalf. He gathers up our imperfect expressions of worship into His own perfect one. It is not the excellence of our worship (quality, quantity or form) which makes it acceptable and pleasing unto God, but the excellence of His Son, with Whom He is eternally well-pleased (Matt 3:17; 17:5; 2 Pet 1:17).

--Ron Man, PROCLAMATION AND PRAISE: HEBREWS 2:12 AND THE CHRISTOLOGY OF WORSHIP. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2007, p. 59. ISBN-13 978-1-55635-056-6. Author Ron Man has lectured in my classes at Southern Seminary and has developed a very helpful site for those who are interested in understanding Christian worship. See I highly recommend both the book and the web site.

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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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