The Lord's Service: The Grace of Covenant Renewal Worship
Begun as a practical pastoral guide to worship, this book balances theory and praxis to create a compelling case for a biblical, aesthetic, and covenantal worship service as the place where the Triune God and His people renew the bonds of love and loyalty. Jeffrey Meyers begins laying out a case for a covenant renewal service by means of Old Testament sacrificial liturgics, biblical typology, and covenant theology. He then guides us through the stages of a covenant renewal liturgy, explaining from Scripture the meanings of each step of the service. The final section addresses miscellaneous issues in worship, such as the use of creeds, the "regulative principle," and ministerial clothing. Jeffrey Meyers provides not only a compelling biblical, theological, and historical case for covenant renewal worship, but also shows that it is beautiful, profound, edifying, and liberating.
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Jeffrey Meyers does a superb job of detailing the Biblical case for 'Covenant Renewal Worship'. His careful attention to detail helps flesh out why the church needs to return to a self conscious ... Read full review
Before reading this book I was very happy with mixed worship. I didn't mind singing songs to God that I could also sing as a love song to my wife. I didn't mind not participating in worship except for in the first 30 minutes during the "praise" section of the service. I was cool with skits promoting the exciting thing that's happening this week. Then Jeffrey Meyers introduced me to a latin phrase, "Lex orandi, lex credendi." The law of prayer is the law of belief. What I sing and pray in worship is what I believe. If I sing a sappy love song to God and do not participate in corporate prayer at all, my life will reflect that. If I sing the war psalms of the Bible and confess my sins during the service along with the rest of the body, my life will reflect that. Worship is the centerpiece of our lives and some thought should go into what we do in the service. It should be solidly biblical. What Jeffrey Meyers lays down in this book is thoroughly biblical, the elements of the service have a purpose derived from Scripture. If you are interested enough in the subject of worship to be reading these reviews, then this book is for you.