Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Trinitarian Center of Christian Worship

This Sunday we will be continuing our mini-series, "Critical Confessions for the Mission-shaped Church." As a we become more and more shaped by mission, the danger of losing our commitment to distinctively Christian doctrine rises. This is why I have chosen to focus on two central Christian confessions to which we must be tethered as we explore how to engage in mission. The second of these confessions is "The Trinitarian Center of Christian Worship." I believe that true Christian Worship forms us for real Christian mission. For this formation to take place I believe our worship must be explicitly Trinitarian. Here's a quote that defines Christian worship well and summarizes the direction for the sermon.

"Worship is the gift of participating through the Spirit in the incarnate Son's communion with the Father" (James B. Torrance).

Here's where I could use your help. What stands out to you about this quote? What surprises you? What do you like? What do you dislike? Your feedback well help sermon preparation! Thanks a bunch! I love my church family!

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