Do you long for a more meaningful worship experience? This thoughtful, practical guide outlines basic biblical principles for church worship services. You'll learn about the history of worship in the Old and New Testaments, the importance of God's Word and the sacraments, and how you can make your worship service an unforgettable experience.
This fresh, practical study of worship throws needed light on questions about worship content, music, atmosphere, structure, freedom, clarity, recent trends, and much more. Study groups, church leaders, and all seeking to enrich their experience of worship will profit from this insightful look at the kind of worship that pleases God.
John M. Frame (BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; AM, MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) is J. D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He previously taught theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and at Westminster Seminary California.
Frame has cut to the heart of the issue with extraordinary clarity. He remains faithful to the historical concerns of the Reformed tradition, but convincingly argues that churches today must build on the past. . . . Frame offers us what we need most right now - biblical principles of worship that we must apply to our particular circumstances. What more could a pastor, worship leader, family, or individual believer hope to find in a book on worship?
In this timely and edifying book, John Frame gives us two glorious things: (1) a heart for God and his people, and (2) care and clarity in teaching. . . . Frame shows us the biblical balance. . . . This book must be taken seriously and prayerfully.
This is the kind of book that you will read and say, But, of course. Why didnt someone explain it that way before? John Frame has done the church a great service . . . with biblical balance, insight, and an irenic spirit.
Some of Frames conclusions and applications are controversial, but anyone concerned about worship honoring to God and true to Scripture will surely benefit from reflecting on this stimulating, clearly argued, and always biblically focused study.