The ancient order of worship was Word and Table. Worship is ordered by revelation and incarnation. God is first disclosed to the world through revelation. Then God becomes incarnate in the world in Jesus Christ, who accomplishes our salvation. This order of revelation-incarnation is not coincidental; it is fundamental to the outworking of God’s story. God’s story is proclaimed in Word and Table. We hear God’s story; we see God’s story.
-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 106.