Concordia Theological Monthly

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worship, children, grace, instruction, agnostic, church, worship

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Learning How Children Worship is the title of a recent book by Grace W. McGavran. So many things are left unsaid in this book about the God who is to be worshiped and about the tremendous things which that God has done and does to make worship by the children of men possible that the critical theological reader might miss the significance of the major thing which is being said. Miss McGavran poses the question: "Are the children aware of the times of worship and what it should be for them - a conscious effort to enter into the presence of God with heart and spirit ready to respond to God's loving outreach to them?" (P. 15) She asserts: "Awareness of the presence of God is the heart of worship. Response to God is the heart of acts of worship." (P. 12)


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars