Robert E. Webber

Worship celebrates Christ. That is, worship is all about the overthrow of the powers of evil through the death and resurrection of Christ. . . . What happens in worship is that our struggles with the powers of evil that disturb us and seek to dismantle our relationships and our lives are brought to Jesus the victor over all evil. In worship we deal again and again with the ultimate truth that Jesus, who overcame the powers of evil through his death and resurrection, is able to overcome those powers of evil that are now at work in our own lives.


-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1996), 204-205.