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The Holy Spirit’s Work in Worship: Extraordinary Experience or Disciplined Formation?

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"The Holy Spirit's Work in Worship"

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“Our church’s worship is pretty formal, but I prefer Holy Spirit-led worship.”

Such was a comment I overheard recently by a young evangelical describing his church’s worship service, illustrating a very common perception by many evangelicals today—if the Holy Spirit actively works in worship, the results will be something extraordinary, an experience “quenched” by too much form and order. A common perception, to be sure, but how grounded in Scripture it this expectation concerning the Holy Spirit’s work in worship?

My purpose in this blog series is to assess this common expectation, measuring it against a biblical theology of the Holy Spirit’s work.

Stay tuned over the next several weeks as we carefully examine what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit’s work in worship.

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Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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