Concordia Theological Monthly

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worship, christian, roman, liturgical, evangelical, calvin, doctrine, lutheran, mass, luther, anglicans, reformed, zwingli

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In her services of corporate worship the Christian Church presents the eternal verities of God's holy and infallible Word, exhorts to high regard for Christian doctrine and to the application of Biblical teaching, receives the benefits of the blessed Sacraments, and enjoys a fellowship which has its roots in the very Gospel of Christ Jesus. Bearing in mind the character of these momentous objectives of ecclesiastical worship and taking into consideration, too, the words of warning expressed in Holy Writ itself (Eccl. 5: 1), the devout and intelligent Christian attaches to his corporate worship activities thoughts of sancity and consecration, which are created, indeed, through the work of the Holy Spirit. The very objectives of Christian corporate worship help impel the Christian to regard the Church as the holy Christian Church. In her services of worship man appears before the very throne of the one God, who is truly holy and who demanded of his children already in Old Testament times: "Ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy" (Lev.11:44).


Liturgy and Worship

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Ecclesiastes 5:1; Leviticus 11:44; Ecclesiastes 19:5-6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars