Christian Worship

To "worship" is to express the worth of something. How can we express the worth of the Creator of the universe? The all-powerful, all-knowing, loving Father?

Day One: Spirit and Truth
The apostle Paul described true worship perfectly in Romans 12:1-2: "I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind"...
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For more, see: "What does it mean to worship the Lord in spirit and truth?"

Day Two: Proper Worship
Worship can be defined as the act of honoring and loving a deity, idol or person in a "selfless" manner. The act of worship involves the total self in giving praise, thanksgiving and reverence to that deity, person or material object. It is not a half-hearted affair, and it is only after we distinguish between that which is and isn't worship...that we can begin to answer the above question more fully...
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For more, see: "A Life of Worship"

Day Three: Glorifying God
To "glorify" God means to give glory to Him. The word glory as related to God in the Old Testament bears with it the idea of greatness of splendor. In the New Testament, the word translated "glory" means "dignity, honor, praise and worship"...
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For more, see: "How do unbelievers glorify God if they reject Him?"

Day Four: Praising God
The book of Psalms is the praise book of the Bible, and it gives us hundreds of reasons why praise is important, as well as examples of how to give praise to God. In examining those reasons and examples, one thing becomes clear...
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Day Five: Worshiping Jesus
The answer to this question largely hinges on Jesus' identity. If Jesus is regarded as deity in the same sense as His Father, then we should worship Jesus. If the New Testament documents identify Jesus with Yahweh, then we should worship Jesus...
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Day Six: Giving Thanks
The Bible is filled with commands to give thanks to God. Most verses go on to list reasons why we should thank Him, such as "His love endures forever", "He is good", and "His mercy is everlasting"...
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Day Seven: Responding to God
God reveals Himself to believers through His Word (the Bible) and through His Son (Christ Jesus). The more we study the Bible, the more we come to understand God's characteristics, the qualities He possesses. As mortals, we struggle to grasp the power and majesty of the God who has created time, space, matter, and all life...
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Image Credit: Brian A. Petersen "hands raised: church worship background"; Creative Commons

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Published 12-11-15