Is the purpose of Sunday worship to evangelize, experience, educate, or praise? While Meyers agrees these are important, he asserts that the focus should be on renewing the bonds between God and his people. Presenting a compelling case for covenant renewal worship, he examines biblical precedents, the liturgy, and issues such as "regulative principle." 448 pages, softcover from Canon.
Begun as a practical pastoral guide to worship, this book balances theory and praxis to create a compelling case for a biblical, aesthetic, and covenantal worship service as the place where the Triune God and His people renew the bonds of love and loyalty. Jeffrey Meyers begins laying out a case for a covenant renewal service by means of Old Testament sacrificial liturgics, biblical typology, and covenant theology. He then guides us through the stages of a covenant renewal liturgy, explaining from Scripture the meanings of each step of the service. The final section addresses miscellaneous issues in worship, such as the use of creeds, the "regulative principle," and ministerial clothing. Meyers provides not only a compelling biblical, theological, and historical case for covenant renewal worship, but also shows that it is beautiful, profound, edifying, and liberating.
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