- Every church has a liturgy, even “contemporary” ones like Wildwood
- Liturgy is not the same as worship
I love this video! It shows that the liturgy we practice (traditional or contemporary) is not the point. Rather, real worship is about God and not about us.
Our worship manifests the grace of God who has lifted up all humanity in the resurrection of Christ. By lifting him up in worship, we are healed as his Spirit comes among us and as his Spirit joins us together in Christ. Worship is thus his act, in which we participate. As Alan Torrance says, “Worship is the gift of participating in the incarnate Son’s eternal communion with the Father.”
What’s amazing is that God desires us to join in his communion:
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”” (John 4:23–24)