All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
In a clear and non-technical style, Daniel Benedict provides a manual for understanding more deeply the essentials aspects of Christian worship. The discussion is designed for individual reading and for group study. A careful use of this book will enhance both the devotional life of individuals and the spiritual growth and refreshment of entire congregations.
—Laurence Hull Stookey, PhD
Wesley Theological Seminary
This wonderful book meets a widely felt need. It gives inspiration and practical help to readers who want congregational worship to change and shape their lives. I enthusiastically commend it to all who hope there is more to worship than they have yet discovered.
Former (1972–1993) Director of Worship Resource Development
General Board of Discipleship
The United Methodist Church
AUTHOR BIO: Rev. Dan Benedict is retired Director of Worship Resourcing, GBOD, and a member of the California-Pacific Annual Conference. He is currently an author and consultant, and a longtime member of the Order of Saint Luke and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship and the Arts.