Charles Spurgeon Says …

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“I can admire the solemn and stately language of worship that recognizes the greatness of God, but it will not warm my heart or express my soul until it has also blended therewith the joyful nearness of that perfect love that casts out fear and ventures to speak with our Father in heaven as a child speaks with its father on earth.  My brother, no veil remains”.

(from “The Power of the Cross of Christ” by Charles Spurgeon)

My friends, this quote expresses the tension that we often find our contemporary worship services.  There is an aspect of God’s greatness that requires the highest regard, respect, and solemn posture; yet, this stately King of the Universe has also called us his friend, and has embraced us as His very own.

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Fred McKinnon is the Founder and Publisher of TheWorshipCommunity.Com. He’s also the Worship Director for St. Simons Community Church, a husband, father of 4 wonderful kids, an e-biz owner, and a self-professed web2.0 addict, blogging at www.fredmckinnon.com.