Worship-Evangelism

Quotes for Topic: Worship-evangelism

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Worship is a holy expression before a holy God. To invite nonbelievers into such a holy process is a precarious thing, and to design worship in such a way as to accommodate their secular mindset is not only ineffective evangelism but also severely compromised worship.

Worship is a holy expression before a holy God. To invite nonbelievers into such a holy process is a precarious thing, and to design worship in such a way as to accommodate their secular mindset is not only ineffective evangelism but also severely compromised worship.

Reference:  The Sensitivity of True Worship, Christian Communicators Worldwide, www.CCWtoday.org. Used by Permission.


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The act of purposefully designing worship to accomplish the goal of evangelism is without biblical precedent… We may worship through evangelism, but never are we instructed to evangelize through worship.

The act of purposefully designing worship to accomplish the goal of evangelism is without biblical precedent… We may worship through evangelism, but never are we instructed to evangelize through worship.

Reference:  The Sensitivity of True Worship, Christian Communicators Worldwide, www.CCWtoday.org. Used by Permission.


3.
Evangelism is indeed an act of worship. It is an act of worshipful obedience to the Great Commission of the risen Christ (Matt 28:19-20, cf. Acts 1:8).

Evangelism is indeed an act of worship. It is an act of worshipful obedience to the Great Commission of the risen Christ (Matt 28:19-20, cf. Acts 1:8).

Reference:  A Biblical Theology of Evangelism and Worship, Sound of Grace, April 2009. Used by Permission.


4.
Worship is the lost chord of evangelicalism.

Worship is the lost chord of evangelicalism.


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We do not jettison worship for the sake of evangelism, but evangelize for the sake of the worship.

We do not jettison worship for the sake of evangelism, but evangelize for the sake of the worship.

Reference:  Pragmatic Principle, Tabletalk, October 2007, p. 58. Used by Permission of Ligonier Ministries.


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Our drive to evangelize and our desire to grow numerically have led us to “use” worship as a tool to reach the lost. We have gone so far as to turn our worship services, as opposed to evangelistic services, into "seeker-friendly" meetings, so the world will feel at home when they come into the house of God. We should always be sensitive to the unsaved, but nowhere in Scripture are we told to accommodate the world in what God calls the believer to offer to Him.

Our drive to evangelize and our desire to grow numerically have led us to “use” worship as a tool to reach the lost. We have gone so far as to turn our worship services, as opposed to evangelistic services, into "seeker-friendly" meetings, so the world will feel at home when they come into the house of God. We should always be sensitive to the unsaved, but nowhere in Scripture are we told to accommodate the world in what God calls the believer to offer to Him.

Reference:  The Worship Service: A Hindrance or a Highway for Revival, Revival Commentary, v. 2, n. 2.