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Understanding Through Worship 7/22/2012

The Mission of the Church

Before Jesus died, He spoke to His disciples plainly about the cross and resurrection. However, they could not understand. After the resurrection, their eyes were opened. From the perspective of the disciples, this was not the result of new information but a change in posture. Throughout Christ's earthly ministry they contended with their Master and even rebuked Him. But Matthew tells us that, when they saw the risen Christ, they worshipped. It was at this point that they began to understand. Worship doesn't follow understanding, true understanding follows worship.