Webber on Divine Action in Worship

Today's Worship Quote is from Robert Webber, late theology professor at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois.

DIVINE ACTION IN WORSHIP
In worship there is divine action. In our celebration of Christ, something happens. There is an action from above: the Holy Spirit delivers Christ and the benefits of Christ's death and resurrection to the worshipers.

In other words, in worship our relationship with Christ is established, maintained, and repaired. Christ meets us in our act of celebrating his death and resurrection. In this worship encounter, the Spirit brings us the very real benefits of Christ's death - salvation, healing, comfort, hope, guidance, and assurance. Through this encounter, order and meaning come into our lives. Through worship, a right ordering of God, the world, self, and neighbor is experienced, and the worshiper receives a peace that passes understanding. Simply put, worship is an it-is-well-with-my-soul experience.

-Robert Webber, Blended Worship: Achieving Substance and Relevance in Worship, (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996).


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