Few thoughts on Why we worship and What is Worship*

*Notes from my sharing earlier with our Singer’s Training (a training program designed to shed theological insight on Worship and produce skillful worship leaders)

Why Worship?

We worship because it is the right thing to do.
• Worship is the only proper response that we can do when we encounter God, when we are reminded of the greatness and faithfulness of God in our lives.

We worship because God deserves it.
• He doesn’t need it. He doesn’t need us for him to feel good about himself. We just worship because He deserves it.
• Psalm 29:2
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

We worship because we need to.
• We are created as worshippers. Whether or not we are aware of it, we worship someone or something one way or another.
• Who or what we worship determines the quality and satisfaction of our life. No one and nothing else will satisfy our inner desire to worship other than God.

Proper Worship.

Worship is not complicated but it is not careless.

Just because Jesus tore the veil that separates us to Him, it doesn’t mean the holiness in worship was also washed away.

1 Worship is sacrificial.
Genesis 22:5
He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
Genesis 22:4-6 (in Context) Genesis 22 (Whole Chapter)

• Proper worship will always cost us something.
• What does it cost you?
• Ultimate cost: Self surrender. “I WILL WORSHIP EVEN IF!”

2 Worship is connected.
Isaiah 29:13
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

• Internal motive.
• Why are you still on the stage?
• Why are you still singing?

3 Worship is done in spirit and truth.
• John 4:21-24

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