The Worship Quote of the Week for (04/08/2008):

From Every Tribe and Tongue
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a reminder from John Piper that Christ's precious bride, His church, will include worshiping saints from every tribe and nation.

[Friends, If you are interested in worship, music, and/or missions, I urge you to look into a one-week class, "Introduction to Ethnodoxology: Connecting Global Worship to Global Mission," being offered this summer at Southern Seminary ( A team of specialists from the International Council of Ethnodoxologists will teach the course. For an exciting audio-visual glimpse of global worship, see If you have questions about the J-term class, you may contact me directly at]

God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts, and join His global purpose.

--John Piper, LET THE NATIONS BE GLAD: THE SUPREMACY OF GOD IN MISSIONS. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993, p. 40. ISBN: 0801071240. Highly recommended.

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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