Draw Near: Hebrews on Christian Worship
Let's face it, the Christian life is hard. Relationships take work. Christians forget. Sometimes it is tempting to go back to the days when God was not the center of our lives--to backslide. We all are faced with tremendous pressures to drift away from intimacy with Jesus and the community of the church. However, the Lord invites us to pay attention, to move forward, to draw near, and to live lives of worship.Draw Near
is a daily devotional combined with a six-week small group study guide to help you learn to truly and rightly worship the Living God. You will be challenged to strengthen your relationship with God and his people--to Draw Near
.The Draw Near companion small group discussion videos are available with DVD and video on demand on the Bible Study Media website.The book of Hebrews is often ignored as a resource for both the formation of Christian worship and the formation of Christians through worship. Draw Near provides a welcome corrective. This new educational resource guides congregations and participants through what has often been considered difficult material in a new way. It stimulates intellectual knowledge and the spiritual fruit of sincere praise of God through participation in the temple of the New Covenant--Jesus Christ, our Great High Priest.
The Rev. Nathan G. Jennings, J. Milton Richardson Associate Professor of Liturgics and Anglican Studies and Director of Community Worship, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX