This is part of a 12-week series designed around some basic Christian disciplines that will propel you to spiritual growth!
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|Welcome back to Beginnings where we are learning the basic disciplines of the Christian faith! We have focused on a variety of issues from giving to serving, from praying to sharing and beyond. Now, let’s turn our attention to a word used all the time, but understood very seldom: worship.
It may seem odd to talk about worship as a discipline, but it is important we differentiate from the way we typically use the word. We use worship as a word to describe things that it is not. So, let’s define worship. What is it?
Worship is not necessarily religious, but it is anything that consumes your attentions and affections. So, the purpose of Christian worship is to direct those attentions and affections toward Him.
Psalm 95:6 says, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!”
Sometimes we can more clearly see what something is once we’ve ruled out what it is not:
Worship is a spiritual act of service, a response, a sacrifice, an outpouring
Let’s see this dramatically portrayed in King Davids life from 2 Samuel 6:14–15.
Worship is Passionate – “And David danced before the Lord with all his might.”
Worship is Unashamed – “And David was wearing a linen ephod.”
Worship is Focused – “So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord…”
Worship is Celebration – “With shouting and with the sound of the horn.”
So what do we do…
Thank you so much for being a part of Beginnings, and make sure to check out the podcast for more details.
Seeking more of Him and less of me,
Pastor, CrossPoint Church