Proclamation and Praise: Hebrews 2:12 and the Christology of Worship (by Ron Man)
An important missing element in today's raging worship debates is a proper acknowledgement of the continuing ministry of the living Christ in mediating and leading our worship. This is a crucial truth and transcends issues of style and form and thus provides a foundation for a unified and unifying understanding of worship, in spite of the wide diversity of worship expressions that has always characterized the body of Christ.
The wonderful fact is that we are not left to worship God on our own strength! Rather, the grace of God, which is so abundantly provided to us for our salvation and sanctification, can be seen to be just as operational and effectual when it comes to our worship.
Christ does not just open or show us the way into the Father's presence in worship; he actively leads us, takes us with him so that we might enjoy the same relationship of love and fellowship that he himself enjoys with the Father. This transforming understanding opens up a wide range of complementary truths concerning the Trinitarian and christological implications of worship - with profound implications for our churches.
Dimensions: 12.7cm x 23.3cm
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Publication year: 2007
No. of pages: 105