This ought to add not a little to our respect for the Gospel, that we must think of it as told not so much by men themselves as by Christ with their lips.
—Noel Due, Created for Worship: From Genesis to Revelation to You, 165
[Hebrews 2:12b; Romans 10:17; Colossians 3:16]
Proclamation in public worship in New Testament times never consists of what we should call pure doctrine. It is always by the measure of the Apostles’ word none the less prophetic utterance, always a testimony in which the very person of the one who testifies is involved; it is utterance which thus attempts to interpret the present situation with the authority of the Spirit.
—Eduard Schweizer, “Worship in the NT,” Reformed and Presbyterian World 24:5 (March 1957): 202