CROSS CENTERED WORSHIP
As you may have seen on my “Books on the go” list I have Bob Kauflin’s “Worship Matters”
First thing to say is – what an amazing book, probably the best I’ve read so far on worship and I’m only half way through!
Many things have grabbed my attention but for some reason I cant get this out of my head so I thought I would share it with you.
If you read Revelation 5, you will see that heaven is not worshipping Christ for His teaching, His moral perfection, His miracles, His role in creation or that He holds everything together….but simply for His worthy sacrifice.
“Worthy are You Lord to take the scroll and open its seals, for You were slain, and by Your blood you ransomed people for God…“ (Rev 5:9)
It’s like heaven never moves on from the cross.
Jim Elliff points out,
“One is taken back by the emphasis upon the cross in Revelation. Heaven does not ‘get over’ the cross, as if there are better things to think about, heaven is not only Christ-centered but cross-centered and quite blaring about it to.”
Bob goes on to say that with so many clear references to the priority of Jesus and His atoning work, it’s astounding how often we go through whole church meetings with only passing references to what He’s accomplished through His life, death and resurrection.
“The hosts of heaven never tire of praising the Lamb who was slain…..should we?”