Engaging with God : A Biblical Theology of WorshipEngaging with God : A Biblical Theology of Worship
David Peterson
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How should Christians worship? Ask three believers and you'll get four different answers! In this scholarly examination, David Peterson conducts a careful exegesis of the Old and New Testaments in search of a purely biblical model for Engaging with God. Discover how God's people are meant to praise and interact with our Creator . . . on his terms, and in a way he alone makes possible. 317 pages, softcover, InterVarsity.
     

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Foreword by I. Howard Marshall

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Engaging with God in the Old Testament

Worship and revelation
Worship and redemption
Worship and the cult
Worship and the sacrificial system
Worship and the Jerusalem temple
Worship and the future of Godís people
Conclusion

2. Honouring, serving and respecting God

Worship as homage or grateful submission
Worship as service
Worship as reverence or respect
Conclusion

3. Jesus and the new temple

Matthewís perspective
Johnís perspective
Conclusion

4. Jesus and the new covenant

The worship of Jesus
Jesus and the Law of Moses
The gospels and Jesusí death
Conclusion

5. Temple and community in the Acts of the Apostles

The earliest disciples and the temple
The inclusion of the Gentiles
Homage and service under the new covenant
The character and function of early Christian gatherings
Conclusion

6. Paul and the service of the gospel

Worship as the consecrated lifestyle of the converted
Acceptable worship and the sacrifice of Christ
Gospel ministry as a specific expression of Christian worship
Sacrifice, faith and the Spirit
Conclusion

7. Serving God in the assembly of his people

Meeting God when the church gathers
The church as the temple of the Holy Spirit
Edification and the gathering of the church
The Lordís Supper at Corinth
Conclusion

8. The book of Hebrews and the worship of Jesus

The definitive worship of Jesus
Worship as homage to Godís Son
The participation of believers in the worship of Jesus
The congregational gathering in Hebrews
Maintaining the hope we profess
Conclusion

9. Worship in the Revelation of John

The seductive power of false religion
The call to worship the true God
Worship in the heavenly realm
The link between heaven and earth
Conclusion

10. Worship and the gospel--a summary

Epilogue

Index of Scripture references

Index of subjects

Index of modern authors