Many Christians seem to know little about true worship. In many churches today, worship has become a disinterested performance of duty. When worship is reduced to disinterested duty, it ceases to be worship. God is not honored when we celebrate our relationship with Him out of a mere sense of duty. True worship is to seek the presence of God the way a thirsty deer pants after water (Psa. 37:4). True worship is to render honor and adoration to God. Many of us have forgotten what our true purpose on earth is: it is to worship God, our Creator.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture,
and the sheep of His hand. (Psa. 95:6-7)
According to the Psalmist, we are to worship God Almighty because He is our Creator and our God, and because we are His people. In Mark 12:29-30, Jesus quoted Deut. 6:4-5 and called it the greatest commandment:
29 “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.”
The greatest commandment is really a call to worship. It affirms worship as our universal priority.
In Matt. 4:10, Jesus quoted Deut. 6:13: “For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'”
For six weeks we will seek to learn how we can worship God the way that we should.
Week 1 – True Worship as a Way of Life
Week 2 – Our Worship Must be Acceptable in God’s Eyes
Week 3 – Faith – the Fundamental Requirement for True Worship
Week 4 – Understanding the Holiness of God Will Revolutionize Worship
Week 5 – The Essence of True Worship
Week 6 – How to Glorify God