Where Everything Points to Him (Paperback)
The Church of Jesus Christ does not live her life in isolation. Even in her corporate worship, she can seem adversely influenced by the surrounding culture. Some ministers come to model themselves - even if only unconsciously - after entertainers. And some of the worshipers seem to think a worship service is essentially a meeting between people in which social and aesthetic norms must prevail. In such a climate it is helpful to be reminded of the principles that have shaped corporate worship in the Reformed tradition. Dr. Karl Deddens offers us a series of reflections that can help us find the path again in case we have strayed.
Everything in the worship service is geared to the praise and honor of God. Therefore, it is of the greatest importance for us to ask: Does the congregation serve and honor her God in the proper way? Do the people understand all of the liturgy? Do they know what is going on in the whole worship service?