Concordia Theological Monthly

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worship, church, christian, faith, unity, service, doctrine, grace, sacraments

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


To possess a good understanding of the worship of the church one must possess as well an understanding of the doctrine of the church. Both, the church and her worship, are unique; each shares significant characteristics of the other. Both are creations of the Holy Spirit; both are spiritual in their very essence. The church can neither thrive nor exist without worship. Christian worship, on the other hand, is inconceivable without the church. The church is not only the locus operandi of all true Christian worship; it is also the agency of the Holy Spirit and as such prompts the local churches to propagate and promote Christian worship among people.


Liturgy and Worship

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Isaiah 55:11; Galatians 6:7; 1 Corinthians 14:33; 1 Corinthians 14:12; 1 Peter 2:6; Mark 1:15; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:7; John 10:31; 1 Peter 2:4; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 5:27; Isaiah 28:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars