Luther on the Christian Life (4)

Good reminder Justin of what we so often forget or exclude in our thoughts that worship is GOD coming to us. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

Young Calvinists

On Sunday God’s people across the world will gather in their churches for public worship. The worship of Almighty God and our Savior Jesus Christ is our chief duty as Christians, and also our chief joy. In the services of the church we praise God as a body, as the communion of the saints. We have fellowship with our covenant God and with our fellow saints. The church worships through a set and carefully constructed liturgy, or order of worship. The word “liturgy” refers to the worship of the church and the elements that make up the church’s worship: prayer, song, alms-giving, preaching.

As we anticipate going to the house of prayer tomorrow, it is worth considering a few of Luther’s important contributions to our understanding and practice of worship. Carl Truman helpfully discusses some of Luther’s insights in the fourth chapter of His book Luther on the Christian Life. Luther identified…

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