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Worship in the New Testament (Part 1)

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Lesson

Discussion of the book "Worship, Community & the Triune God of Grace," by James B. Torrance. Also a discussion of the idea of revelation and response, and cultivating a lifestyle of worship are important elements in biblical worship. It is a challenge to develop an adequate understanding of who God is and how we should approach Him.

Outline

I. Discussion of the book by James B. Torrance, Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace

Insights regarding Christocentric worship strategies to invite the Holy Spirit to be active in your corporate worship services

II.  Continuity and Discontinuity

A.  Continuity

1.  Basic idea of worship

2.  Character of God

3.  Many elements of worship

4.  Idea of revelation and response

5.  Importance of a lifestyle of worship

6.  Ethical demands

B.  Discontinuity (Substance of the Shadow)

1.  Understanding of God

2.  Approach to God

a.  Shadow and substance

i.  Sacrificial system

ii.  Priestly system

a)  One High Priest in Christ

b)  Priesthood of all believers

b.  Access available to all, at all times, in all places

c.  Use of the church calendar