Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Living Tableau- Worship

Matthew 4: 10 (NKJV)
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.

Pastor’s Notes

Worship is a means of experiencing reality, which is to touch life.

Adele Calhoun explains in Spiritual Disciplines Handbook that worship is when we seek to know and love God in our own unique way. Each one of us loves and glorifies God in a particular way that no one else can, therefore we should expect differing worship styles and tastes: traditional, contemporary, liturgical, folk, emerging, etc. One style of worship is not better than another. The quality of worship emerges from the heart and its focus.

Worship happens when we put God first in our lives. When what God says takes precedence over what others say, we worship God. When loving God matters more than being loved, we worship God. Discipline, willpower, giftedness and going to church can be actions that stimulate our worship, however it does not transform us. Transformation comes through valuing God above all else.

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