recognizing him

“Worship is at the very center of Christian living. One of the main reasons that theology (trying to think staright about who God is) matters is that we are called to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. It matters that we learn more about who God is so that we can praise him more appropriately. Perhaps one of the reasons why so much worship, in some churches at least, appears unattractive to so many people is that we have forgotten, or covered up, the truth about the one we are worshipping. Like groupies sneaking off work to see a rock star who’s in town for just an hour or so, like fans waiting all night for a glimpse of a football team returning in triumph – only much more so! – those who come to recognize the God we see in Jesus, the Lion who is also the Lamb, will long to come and worship him.”

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
by N.T. Wright (HarperCollins, 2006), p.149.

Now what was that again you said about why you can’t make it Sunday?


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