“It is you who move man to delight in your praise. For you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” -St. Augustine
Jesus both deserves and demands our worship. The very first commandment is “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.” Whatever you glorify most is what you worship, and whatever you worship is what you become like. Worship Jesus, and allow your life to come into alignment with His.
“If you will not worship God 7 days a week, you do not worship Him 1 day a week.” –A.W. Tozer
Worship is not a time and place, it is a lifestyle. Worship does not start and stop once a week, but flows out of your thoughts, actions, and words, every minute of the day. Worshiping Jesus is one of the few activities you can do on earth that you will do in eternity.
Worship in the Bible also means sacrifice. What we make the greatest sacrifices for shows what we truly worship. If your greatest sacrifices are geared towards a certain relationship, financial income, a particular sport, or even electronics then you are worshiping these idols over Christ. The Bible says to “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable act of worship.” This doesn’t mean Jesus wants you to sacrifice your life, He wants your life to be a sacrifice. Give everything you have in service of your King, this is the worship He deserves.
We believe strongly in gathering together as Christians every single week. Corporate worship is at a specific place, and time, and it happens through the local church. The local church is where Christians gather to sing in worship of God (Col. 3:16), hear The Word of God preached (2 Tim 4:2), fellowship with other believers, and take communion together (1 Cor. 11:17-34). Attending church weekly is a vital part of your Christian walk and the enemy will do everything in his power to keep you from it. Jesus died for the local church, and considers it his “Bride”. The local church is the hope of the world. Jesus promised, “I will build my church”, and invites you to join him- let nothing stop you.
“Get into the church, and get to work for Christ” –Billy Graham.
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