Where We’re Going (Source Christian theology is the Bible. The method is the law/gospel & Christological interpretation. Content is doctrine (Creeds))
I. What Worship Is
II. How Worship is
III. Why Worship
-As one worships, so one believes
-Lex orandi, ex credendi (think of it has an equation) The way we worship affects the way we believe.
What Worship Is
-Confession “Divine Service”
-Absolution *two way street. Us going to
-Song God (worship) and him coming to us (blessing)
-Creed God Serving us, us serving God
-Communion the structure is Liturgy: A conversation w/God
-Benediction (Good Words; The Lord bless you
-Roots in 2nd Century
-Elements from Africa, Mid-East, France, Spain, Italy
Where do most parts of the liturgy come from?
Examples: Kyrie Eleison Mark 10:47
-Scripture is read at length, with three readings assigned each day. This organization of readings are known as a lectionary.
Lectionary= A book or listing that contains a collection of Scripture readings appointed for given days or occasions
Lectionaries are different, but many follow a three year cycle taking the Church through major portions of the Bible, but note everything….
-The Lectionary follows the Church Year
Church Year= Christians observe seasons, festivals, and occasions annually
See: Leviticus 23, John 10:22
*Electionary (know what is is)
-Potiential Negatives of Liturgical Worship
-It’s old, out of date?
-It’s difficult to understand?
Holy= “set apart”
“Heaven on Earth”
End Times, Last Things (Eschatology)
-According to Scripture, what signs will be seen when the Last Days are near?
-Natural Signs: Earthquakes, floods, pestilence, etc.
-Signs in Society: Wars, rumors of wars, increase of evil
-Signs against the Church:... [continues]
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