Recalling the Hope of Glory Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation

ISBN-10: 0825435781

ISBN-13: 9780825435782

Edition: 2006

Authors: Allen P. Ross

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Moving beyond worship wars over style and denominational proclivities, Allen Ross has completed an extensive study of the biblical material that informs the heart of true worship: "to recall and celebrate the hope of glory." Much more than a biblical theology of worship, Recalling the Hope of Glory is an inductive study of the Bible, showing how the many biblical events and teachings develop the central focus of worship. Beginning not with early Israelite worship, but with creation itself, this work uncovers the glories and beauty of true worship as it is progressively revealed from its beginning in the Garden to its climax in the new heavens and new earth. Throughout the book, the focus is on the integral issue of who we worship . . . and why. Ross then applies these discoveries to the contemporary Christian practice and debate. Recalling the Hope of Glory stands to become a definitive resource for the pastor, worship leader, and those training for the ministry. Regardless of their denomination, readers will appreciate the author's high view of Scripture and just how much it can and should inform Christian worship.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
Hebrew Transliteration Key
Greek Transliteration Key
Worshipping the God of Glory
Introduction
The Revelation of the Holy Lord God of Glory
The Revelation
The Holiness of the Lord
The Glory of God
The Response to the Revelation
The Immediate Response
The Essence of Worship
Fear and Adoration
Confession and Commitment
Ritual Acts and Religious Observance
Conclusion
Worship as Celebration
The Need for a Working Definition of Worship
Diverse Forms of Worship
Diverse Definitions of Worship
Developing a Working Definition
Conclusion for Part 1
The Memory of Paradise
Introduction
The Memory of Creation
Creation and Redemption
The Creation of the Sanctuary
The Construction of the Sanctuary
The Arrangement of the Instructions
The Completion of the Construction
The Plan
The Agents
The Fulfillment
The Completion Report
Symbolism in Solomon's Construction
Conclusion
The Memory of the Center of Creation
Garden in Eden
Features of the Garden
The River of Life
Gold and Precious Gems
The Trees of the Garden
The Tree of Life
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
The Image of God
Placed in the Garden
Serving in the Garden
Conclusion
The Perversion of Paradise
The Serpent in the Sanctuary
The Savior in the Garden
Conclusion for Part 2
Worship with Proclamation: The Development of True Worship in a Religious World
Introduction
The Religious World in Antiquity
A Survey of Worship in the World
In Abram's Homeland
In the Major Centers in the East
In the Land Promised to Abram
In the Land of Bondage
A Comparison with Israel's Worship
The Worship of the Lord in the Life of Abraham
Abraham's Faith
God's Revelation
Abraham's Belief
Yahweh Was the Living God
Yahweh Was the Sovereign God
Yahweh Was the Righteous Judge
Yahweh Was the Gracious God
Yahweh Was the Faithful God
Abraham's Sacrificial Worship
Background of Sacrifice
The Offerings of Cain and Abel
The Sacrifice of Noah
Abraham's Sacrifices
Abraham's Proclamation at the Altar
Proclaiming the Name of "Yahweh"
The Knowledge of "Yahweh"
Other Worshipful Acts That Proclaim the Faith
Solemn Oaths
Tithes
Intercessory Prayer
The Rite of Circumcision
Commemorative Thanksgiving
Burial with Faith
Conclusion
The Worship of the Lord in Abraham's Descendants
The Patriarchs
The Worship of Isaac
Prayer
Sacrifice with Proclamation
Oaths
Oracles of Blessing
The Worship of Jacob
Worship at Bethel
Invocation with Covenants
Rites of Confirmation
Worship for the Journey
Sacred Burials
Israel's Ancestors in Egypt
Worshipful Responses to Revelation
The Burning Bush
Signs for the People
Sacrificial Pilgrimage
Passover
Celebrating Redemption
Conclusion for Part 3
Worship with Sacrifice: The Establishment of Sanctity in Worship
Introduction
The Patterns of Worship at Sinai
Meeting with God at the Holy Mountain
The Indisputable Word from God
Revelation
Response
The Vision of God
Revelation
Requirements
Obedience
The Power of God
Epiphany
Response
Celebrating Covenant Peace with God
The Call to Worship
The Consecration of the People
Proclamation of God's Words (Exod. 24:3a)
Response by the People (Exod. 24:3b)
Recording the Law (Exod. 24:4a)
Sacrifices by the People (Exod. 24:4b-6)
Reading the Covenant (Exod. 24:7a)
Response by the People (Exod. 24:7b)
The Consecration by Blood (Exod. 24:8)
The Communication of God's Approval
The Vision of Glory
Communion with God (Exod. 24:11b)
The Hope of Greater Glory
Restoring the Ruined Relationship with God
Corruption of Worship
Restoration Through Intercession
A Holy Place for Worship
The Heavenly Pattern
The Purpose of the Tabernacle
The Nature of the Tabernacle
The Parts of the Tabernacle
The High Altar
The Laver
The Light
The Table
The Altar of Incense
The Ark of the Covenant
Conclusion
Sacrificial Ritual
The Sacrifices
The Purification Offering
The Reparation Offering
The Burnt Offering
The Dedication Offering
The Peace Offering
Purification Rites
Washing with Water
The Rite of the Red Heifer
The Ritual of the Birds
Tithing and Sacrificial Giving
Conclusion
Qualified Worship Leaders
Elders
Priests
Their Calling
Their Consecration
Washed with Water
Clothed with Priestly Robes
Anointed with Oil
Sanctified by Sacrifice
Consecrated to Service
Their Charge
Teaching God's Word
Making Intercessory Prayer
Providing Access to God
Taking Care of Holy Things
Ministers
Levites
Musicians and Singers
Ministering Women
Servants
Prophets
Conclusion for Part 4
Worship as Praise: The Provision for Celebration in Worship
Introduction
Seasonal Celebrations
Scheduled Worship
Worship and Time
Holy Days
Appointed Seasonal Festivals
Festival Worship in the Spring
Worship in the Early Summer
Worship in the Fall Season
Unscheduled Worship
Spontaneous Worship
Special Occasions
Conclusion
A Place for Praise
Preparation by David
The House of the Lord
Solomon's Preparation
The Basic Construction
The Furniture and Equipment
The Art and the Symbolism
The Impression of God's Dwelling Place
The Majesty of God
The Salvation of God
The Kingdom of God
Conclusion
Musical Guilds, Sanctuary Choirs, and Congregational Singing
Music in Ancient Israel
Musicians and Music in Israel's Worship
Singing in Israel's Worship
Conclusion
The Psalms in Worship
The Development of the Temple Hymnbook
The Use of the Psalter in Worship
Reflections of Experiences
Set Prayers and Praises
Conclusion
Offering the Sacrifice of Praise
Anticipation of and Preparation for the Worship of God
Celebration and Communion in the Presence of the Living God
To Give Thanks to the Lord
To Pay Vows
To Offer Praise to God
To Proclaim Their Faith
To Behold God's Power and Glory
To Pray to the Lord
To Renew the Covenant
Divine Instruction
Faithful Commitments
To Receive the Lord's Blessing
Conclusion for Part 5
Worship Reformed: Prophetic Rebukes and Reforms
Introduction
Qualifications for Worshippers
True Worshippers Are Faithful Believers
They Are to Profess Their Faith
They Are to Proclaim Their Faith
They Are to Demonstrate Their Faith by Their Works
True Worshippers Are Confessing Believers
True Worshippers Follow After Holiness
True Worshippers Are Spiritually Motivated
Conclusion
The Prophetic Denunciation of Corrupt Worship
Warnings Against Idolatry
Israel's Refusal to Heed the Warnings
Anticipation of Idolatry
Early Defection
Growing Apostasy
The Lord Judged Solomon's Disobedience
The Man of God Denounced Jeroboam's Idolatry
Rehoboam Defied the Word of the Lord
Elijah Challenged the Worship of Baal
Elijah Condemned Inquiring of Baalzebub
Jehu Purged Israel of Baalism
Jehoiada Restored Yahwism
Isaiah Exposed the Unbelief of Ahaz
The Prophets Announced the Doom of Samaria
The Beginning of the Samaritans
Hezekiah's Reforms of Worship
The Final Undoing of Judah
The Reform of Josiah
Final Abominations
Conclusion
The Prophetic Rebuke of Hypocritical Worship
Prophetic Denunciations of Sins
The Rebuke of Amos: Injustice and Immorality
The Exhortation of Isaiah: Care for the Needy and Oppressed
The Charge of Hosea: Unfaithfulness
The Condemnation of Ezekiel: Self-Indulgence and Perversion
Rejection of Hypocritical Worship
Prophetic Preaching
Amos
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Ezekiel
Instructions in the Psalms
Conclusion for Part 6
Worship Transformed: The New Setting of Worship and the New Covenant
Introduction
The Need for Transformation
Worship After the Destruction of the Temple
Worship Among the Ruins
Worship in the Exile
Worship in the Restoration
The Edict of Restoration
The Restoration of Worship
Spiritual Direction for a New Beginning
Ezra and the Exposition of Scripture
Nehemiah's Glorious Celebration
Malachi's Rejection of Worthless Worship
Conclusion
The Change in Worship: The Focus on the Word of God
Worship in the Synagogue
Origins
Organization
Prayers and Benedictions
"Hear, O Israel"
Benedictions
Services
Sectarian Worship
Samaritans
Major Jewish Sects
The Pharisees
The Sadducees
The Essenes
Conclusion
The New Center of Worship: The Incarnate Word
Jesus' Ministry in Worship Settings
Jesus' Rebuke of Worthless Worship
Ostentatious Displays
Almsgiving
Prayer
Fasting
Legalism
Hypocrisy
Jesus' Instruction on True Worship
True Worship Is "in Christ"
True Worship Is Worship of Christ
Conclusion
The Turning Point of Worship: The Last Supper
The Last Passover
The True Passover
The Interpretation of the Bread
The Interpretation of the Wine
The Memorial of the Lord's Supper
Memorial
Proclamation
Consummation
The Passover Hymn
Conclusion
Conclusion for Part 7
Worship in Christ: Patterns of Worship in the Early Church
Introduction
The Circumstances of Early Christian Worship
Places for Christian Worship
The Times for Christian Worship
Conclusion
The Essentials of Worship in the Early Church
The Beginning of Participation in Worship
Faith in Christ as the Basis of Worship
Identification with Christ in Baptism
Empowered by Christ for Worship
Private Worship
The Word of God in Worship
The Public Reading of Scripture
Teaching and Exhortation from the Word
The Responses of the People in Worship
Creeds or Confessions of Faith
The Gospel
"Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ"
"Jesus Is the Christ"
Early Hymns
The Incarnation
Marana tha
Trinitarian Statements
Individual and Congregational Praise
Offerings and Gifts
Vows and Commitments
Prayer
The Table of the Lord in the Worship of the Early Church
The Breaking of the Bread
Apostolic Instructions
Communal Worship
The Development of the Liturgy
Faithful Obedience
Conclusion
Conclusion for Part 8
The Perfection of Worship in Glory
Introduction
Christ in Glory with Choirs of Angels
The Vision of Christ in Glory
The Vision of the Heavenly Choirs
The Throne of God
Worship at the Throne of God
The Praise of the Four Creatures
The Acclamation of the Twenty-Four Elders
The Praise of Saints and Angels
The Creatures and Elders Sing a New Song
Myriads of Angels Sing in a Loud Voice
All Creation Worships God and the Lamb
Conclusion
The Glorious Celebration of the Fulfillment of the Promises
The Celebration of the Redeemed in Glory
Union with the Lord of Glory
Worship in the New Creation
Conclusion
Conclusion for Part 9
Basic Principles for More Glorious Worship
The revelation of the exalted Lord God in glory inspires glorious worship and fills us with the hope of glory
The evidence of the Lord's presence makes worship a holy convocation in a holy place that calls for holiness
Sacrifice is at the center of worship as the basis and expression of it
Sound biblical proclamation informs all worshipful acts
The ministry of the Word, an act of worship itself, is the key to coherent, corporate worship
Individual public praise and thanksgiving is the evidence of the spiritual life that is alive in the church
Singing, chanting, playing musical instruments, and dancing done to the glory of God are a part of the praise of the people of God
Worship is the response of people to the divine revelation
Worship prompts moral and ethical acts
Great festivals preserve the heritage of the faith, unite believers, and gather resources for greater worship and service
The household of faith preserves the purity and integrity of worship
Worship possesses a balance of form and spirit
Worship is eschatological
Prayer enables all the acts of worship to achieve what God intended
Worship transcends time and space
Bibliography
General Works on Worship
General Theological Background
The Holy Lord God
Israelite Worship
General Works
Specific Topics or Passages
Polemics and Pagan Worship
Holy Places of Worship
Christian Worship
Liturgy
Creeds and Confessions
Reading and Preaching the Word
Prayer
Holy Communion
Sacred Calendar
Music and Praise
Art and Symbolism in Worship
Worship in Heaven
Variations of Worship
Supplementary Subjects on Worship
Commentaries Cited
General Reference Works
Scripture Index
Subject Index
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