Responsive Worship; A Discourse, With Notes by William Ives BudingtonResponsive Worship; A Discourse, With Notes by William Ives Budington

Responsive Worship; A Discourse, With Notes

byWilliam Ives Budington

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... RESPONSIVE WORSHIP. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and were continually in the Temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. St. Luke 24: 52, 53. HE earthly life of our Lord ends with his ascension. That closing soene was marked by an act of benediction on his part, and of worship on the part of the disciples. "He lifted up his hands and blessed them, and while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him." So the curtain drops upon the Gospel history; and when the curtain rises again, in the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles, it reveals the infant church still in the attitude of worship. First of all we find them in "the upper room" of a private house, "with one accord in prayer and supplication," and also "continually," that is, at the appointed hours, "in the Temple praising and blessing God." The history of Christ began in worship, the heavenly host praising God over the plains of Bethlehem, and ended in worship, as the disciples saw him ascend into the heavens. So the history of the Christian Church began, as it will end, in worship. The individual Christian also is born in an act of worship, and when he dies and becomes immortal, worship becomes his eternal life. No subject, therefore, so concerns the Church and the Christian as this; and no question takes precedence of this, How can Christian worship be most fitly expressed, and its spirit most deeply felt? How was it, in point of fact, rendered in those wonderful days of praise and prayer, which followed the ascent of our Lord, and which issued in the inauguration of the Church by the descent of the Spirit at Pentecost? The first thing the disciples did, after the ascension, was to pay our Lord...
Title:Responsive Worship; A Discourse, With NotesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217865135

ISBN - 13:9780217865135