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The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Worship series #3: Worship is a Lifestyle

Worship is much more than an event that takes place or a feeling we experience in a church service.   

Worship is more than singing a particular style of “worship music”; whether it be “Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee” written by Bernard of Clairvaux in the 12th century, or “How Great Thou Art”  written in 1885,  or whether it be a contemporary praise chorus. 

Worship is practically expressed by  giving  of our time, talent, money and other resources which God has enabled us to acquire to be used for His glory. 

Worship is a sacrificial response to God for His great sacrifice on  Calvary for us.  It is giving Him our best? He gave His all for us. Can we do anything less than give our all to Him? Abraham worshipped God by being willing to offer his only son Isaac as a sacrifice on an altar as narrated in Genesis 22.  

The very word “worship” is derived from an old English word that eventually became “worthship”   By our devotion and sacrifice for Christ, we express to Him how much He is worth to us.  Worship is presenting our lives to Christ with our talents and spiritual gifts to be used only for His glory.

Paul pleads with us in Romans 12:1-2. to present our bodies to God as a living sacrifice: holy, acceptable unto Him, which is our reasonable service. With this commitment Paul warns us to not be conformed to this world system which is under the control of Satan; but be  transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we may prove His good, acceptable and perfect will for our lives.    

Worship is a 24/7 lifestyle.   

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May 28, 2006 - Posted by | Worship Series

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