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Dr. Parrett now turns to give a few thoughts about implications from these principles we have been identifying and some of these key texts, implications for those of us who design and lead the public worship or the congregational or corporate worship of the churches.



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II. Implications for Designing Worship Experiences

A. Worship should include elements of revelation and response.

1. Revelation

a. Scripture readings and biblical preaching

b. Songs of substance

c. Testimony and other spiritual gifts

d. Sacraments

2. Response

a. Prayer

b. Responsive readings

c. Confession of sin

d. Professions of faith

e. Testimony

f. Singing, clapping, shouting (praise and lament)

g. Presentation of tithes and offerings

3. Both revelation and response

a. Faith confession

b. Choral or solo presentations

c. Hymns and praise songs

d. Silence

4. Traditional hymns and contemporary praise

B. Worship should be Christocentric.

C. Worship should be Trinitarian.

D. Worship should counteract the tendency to focus on self and instead emphasize the community.

E. We must take opportunities to stretch our understanding about what true worship is and involves.

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