“Let Us Worship” – we hear this every Sunday at church. But what is worship? How would you define worship in your own words? For most people worship means singing in church. But it is much more than that.

We worship God because God created us to worship Him. Worship is at the centre of our existence, the reason for being. In Genesis we read that God created the whole universe, us included in it, to reflect his glory. In worship we give Him the glory. Our worship is our response to God, to His majesty, love, mercy, kindness, to Who He is. We are bringing ourselves the whole of our being in worship to God. The apostle Paul encourages us to do this, writing:

“I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual (or reasonableact of worship.” (Romans 12:1)

The big question, many of us are asking, is “How am I to do that?” We are embarking on a new sermon series ‘Let Us Worship’ exploring exactly that. Jesus’ answer to a teacher of the law will be the Scriptural guidance for us in the series. The teacher asked which one is the greatest commandment. Jesus defined it by simply quoting from Deuteronomy 6:4-5:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)

What Jesus is saying here is simply this: you come before God loving Him with all that you are, all your faculties, abilities, your whole being, nothing is left out. Worship Him with all that you have, with the whole of your life. Worship is more than just an hour’s activity on a particular day of the week. Our whole life, from its beginning to its end is to be WORSHIP.

Graham Kendrick, in his book Worship (Eastborne: Kingsway, 1984) shares the story of a severely disabled man in a wheelchair in the midst of an enthusiastically worshipping congregation, voices rang out, arms raised, hands clapping, bodies swinging, dancing in joy, smiles everywhere. That man joined this selfless praise by all that he had. He was in an electric buggy, equipped for street use, and he was flashing the headlights, the break lights, the indicators, pumping the horn, everything that could flash or make a noise or move was activated. He gave all he had in praise to the God he loved!

We are inviting you to be encouraged in your worship, to give all you have in praise to the God who so loved you that He gave His one and only Son that if you believe in Him, you should not perish but have eternal life.

Join us as we seek the Lord’s touch, guidance, inspiration and empowerment in worshipping Him with all that we are and heave: heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Let Us Worship:

16/01/2022 – The Case for Worship (Mark 12:28-34) – preacher: Kenny McCartney (Youth Pastor)
23/01/2022 – Worship with All Your Strength (Romans 12:1) – preacher: George Vidits
30/01/2022 – Worship with All Your Mind (Romans 12:2) – preacher: George Vidits
06/02/2022 – Worship with All Your Soul (Philippians 5:4-7) – preacher: George Vidits
13/02/2022 – Worship with All Your Heart (Ephesians 5:19) – preacher: George Vidits

[from GV]

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