Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice

Chapell, Bryan

Directly or indirectly, faithfully or not, the way we worship communicates something about the gospel. Examining the structure, style, and message of liturgy through church history, Chapell provides us with a keen sense of how the story of the gospel is presented in our worship. Hinging on the glory and grace of the gospel, this is rewarding and illuminating reading, whatever your tradition.

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The church's worship has always been shaped by its understanding of the gospel. Here Bryan Chapell, author of the well-regarded text Christ-Centered Preaching, provides churches with a Christ-centered understanding of worship to enable them to transcend the traditional/contemporary worship debate and unite in ministry and mission priorities. Churches will learn how to shape their worship based on Christ's ministry to and through them and will be challenged to let the gospel shape every element of their corporate worship.

Christ-Centered Worship brings historical and biblical perspective to discussions about worship, demonstrating that the gospel has shaped key liturgical traditions and should also shape contemporary worship. It then addresses practical issues; looks outward to the church's mission; and provides resources for worship planning, encouraging readers to identify their church's specific gospel calling as the basis for making decisions about worship. The book will be useful to worship and ministry professors and students at the seminary level, pastors, worship leaders, worship planning committees, and missionaries.

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