The relationship between hope and worship has been neglected for too long in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Adventism in North America has lost much of its zeal for and emphasis on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. A renewed awareness of corporate worship's importance would help Adventists more fully understand their unique role in Christiandom. Adventists need to gain a better grasp of the meaning of Christian hope. Worship services should be a time and place for experiencing, enhancing, and transmitting the believers' hope. Congregations that take part in liturgies incorporating the "Great Controversy" theme will be better equipped to fulfill their gospel commission. Worship should declare the Second Coming while aiding congregants in participating in the Kingdom's present manifestation. Relevant liturgical acts can help intensify a congregation's perception of God's rule as believers are taught how to wait. Adventist worship must more fully reflect God's sovereignty.
V. Bailey Gillespie
T. Richard Rice
Charles Teel, Jr.
Master of Arts (MA)
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Seventh-day Adventists -- Rituals; Public worship -- Seventh-day Adventist; Second Advent
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Loo, Ivan T., "Worship : Hope for the Waiting Community" (1987). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 726.
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