The Next Worship Bible Study, By Sandra Maria Van Opstal
The Next Worship Bible Study
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Number of Studies: 5
  • Published: August 09, 2022
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: A0400
  • ISBN: 9781514004005

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Our destiny, Scripture reveals, is worshiping together as the multiethnic, multilingual, multinational family of God. Our worship here on earth should reflect, point to, and prepare for that ultimate experience.

In these five studies, Sandra Maria Van Opstal dives into biblical perspectives on worship that shaped her groundbreaking book The Next Worship. Focusing on key passages throughout the New Testament, she invites readers to consider how worship relates to diversity, reconciliation, hospitality, unity, and more.

As companions to the IVP Signature Collection, IVP Signature Bible Studies help individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths found in classic books. Each session features quotations from The Next Worship matched with Scripture passages, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to connect the text to their own lives. A leader's guide is also included.

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Getting the Most Out of The Next Worship Bible Study

Introduction: A Foretaste of the Future
Session 1. Heaven on Earth: Revelation 7:9-17; 21:1-5
Session 2. Reconciled Community: Luke 14:15-24
Session 3. Hospitality: Luke 14:1-14
Session 4. Solidarity: Ephesians 2:11-22
Session 5. Mutuality: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Leading a Small Group
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Sandra Maria Van Opstal

Sandra Maria Van Opstal is a second-generation Latina and the executive director of Chasing Justice. She is an author, pastor, and activist reimagining the intersection of faith and justice. Sandra has given leadership in global movements such as Lausanne, The Justice Conference, and Urbana Missions Conference. She has also had a strong domestic presence as an executive pastor at Grace and Peace Church and as an activist on the west-side of Chicago. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestselling book A Rhythm of Prayer and she's also the author of The Next Worship.