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“What is worship?” “Worship is the response of all that we are to all that God is.” “Worship is to declare God’s worth”
John 4:23-24 – “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Misconceptions about worship:
1.Corporate worship is optional.
“Worship is the most important of all the churches’ purposes because we cannot actively love the world around us unless we corporately love and adore God through worship.” (Richard Foster - Celebration of Discipline)
2.Worship is only an OUTWARD expression.
“True worship is not about the songs, the vocals, the band or the choir. All of those things contribute toward a great expression of worship but the essence of worship is when your heart and soul, the core of your being, connects with the Spirit of God.”
3.Worship is only an INWARD expression.
If you go through the Bible to see examples and instruction for worship you’ll see things like: singing, clapping, praising, shouting, weeping, laughing, kneeling, lifting hands, trumpets, cymbals, and even dancing.
4.Worship is for us.
The word “worship” literally means “worth-ship” which means that we worship that which is worthy. Revelation 4:11 – “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
5.Worship only takes place in a church.
Today's Challenge: Make time to worship God. Sing him a song. Listen to a song and sing along. At least lift your voice and give Him thanks and praise. He gets the glory. We get the joy.
- What is worship?
- Why do some people think worship is optional?
- Why is worship more than an outward expression?
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