Resource Library Ten Core Convictions On the tenth anniversary of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship inwe identified ten core principles and practices to present as our central convictions about vital Christian worship.
I believe Scripture tells us that we can do so in primarily three ways: So the first way to pursue excellence is simply to pursue God, and to reflect on his character, and to proclaim his excellent character traits to others.
He has so many wonderful attributes, and he is so worthy of our worship and praise. Paul writes in Eph 5: Second, then, God calls us to imitate him.
By his grace, God calls us to become like him and to shine for his glory, so others see our good works and praise our Father who is in heaven Matt 5: Pursuit of Christian Virtues: The third major way to pursue excellence, besides proclamation and imitation, is our conscious, deliberate, committed pursuit of Christian virtues.
In 2 Peter 1: God expects us to grow in excellence of character and conduct, yet he himself empowers our efforts in Christ! We are called to pursue excellence.
In fact, God has given us all that we need to do in and through our relationship with Jesus Christ. The pursuit of excellence is a habit, the pursuit of a lifetime, a commitment that must be continually renewed.
Break it down into the pursuit of a series of distinct but related virtues.
Apply it to your particular calling and vocation. Rely on the Holy Spirit. Live your life holistically and recognize the need for balance. Some did a great job; they were committed to excellence. Others, however, did sloppy work, arrived late, or charged too much.Subtitled A Biblical Theology of Worship, Peterson's Engaging With God is the author's attempt at a biblical theology of worship that is evangelical and generally free from denominational rutadeltambor.coms: 1.
In a Church culture in which personal engagement with the Bible is sometimes patchy, worship songs and hymns become a primary source of theology for some. For others it is the most dynamic tool in terms of connecting with God. This edited volume represents an engaging interplay between solid cultural, historical, theological, and biblical principles, and a rich set of concrete practices from peoples and communities of diverse contexts striving to use traditional rituals as a means for Christian worship.
David Peterson, Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship. InterVarsity Press, pages. $ David Peterson’s Engaging with God is one of those books that ends too soon. Not only that, but you want to reread nearly every sentence because you’re afraid you’ve missed something.
Students will study systematic theology, Christian hedonism, biblical manhood and womanhood, missions, and the sovereignty of God all from a God-Centered perspective.
Those who complete this learning track will be better prepared to engage the Scriptures and understand the “whole counsel of God.”.
In this introductory volume, perfect for Protestant new member and confirmation classes, acclaimed theologian and writer N.
T. Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have interpreted this event over the .