A. W. Tozer on Worship

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A. W. Tozer on “Worship”

Worship means “to feel in the heart”….Worship also means to “express in some appropriate manner” what you feel….and what will be expressed? “A humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe and astonished wonder.”
Worship The Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church 8, 9

“…no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God.”
The Knowledge of the Holy, 9.

“Men who refuse to worship the true God now worship themselves with tender devotion.”
A.W. Tozer The Divine Conquest, 52.

“Without doubt the emphasis in Christian teaching today should be on worship. There is little danger that we shall become merely worshipers and neglect the practical implications of the gospel. No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist. Fellowship with God leads straight to obedience and good works. That is the divine order and it can never be reversed.”
Born After Midnight, 126.

“Worship, I say, rises or falls with our concept of God …. and if there is one terrible disease in the Church of Christ, it is that we do not see God as great as He is.”
Worship: The Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church, 25.

God dwells in the heart where praise is. Man is made to admire something and he admires. And when he admires to the point of incandescent white heat charged with mystery, that’s worship.
Tozer on Worship and Entertainment, 34

Now, worship is the missing jewel in modern evangelicalism. We’re organized; we work; we have our agendas. We have almost everything, but there’s one thing that the churches, even the gospel churches, do not have: that is the ability to worship. We are not cultivating the art of worship.
Worship: The Missing Jewel, 20.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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