What is Worship?
- Worship is offering praise to God for Who He is and for what He has done for us—the greatness of His work. It is the overflow of a heart that has been musing on Christ.
- Worship is giving to God—not receiving from God, although it invariably results in blessing for the good.
Why is Worship Necessary?
We were created that we might bring glory to God (see Isaiah 43:7).
We were redeemed that we might bring honor to God (see Ephesians 1:12).
God, our Father, seeks our worship (see John 4:23).
Examples of Worship:
- The worship of the wise men (see Matthew 2:1-11).
- The worship by the woman with the alabaster box of ointment (see Matthew 26:6-13 and Mark 14:3-9).
- Worship by Mary (see Luke 10:38-42).
- Worship by the cleansed leper (see Luke 17:12-19).
The Lord’s Supper:
Remember Him: “This do in remembrance of Me” (see Luke 22:19).
Show His death: “For as oft as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death” (see 1 Corinthians 11:26).
Look forward to His return, “till He comes” (see 1 Corinthians 4:26).
Witness to the unity of the Body of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 10:10-17).