Worship

Worship in the Church

Worship

Worth-ship = God is worthy Psalm 18.3 “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved.” In its simplest form worship is expressing to God His worth, our humility and our dependence on Him.

  1. Private Worship. Worship should not be limited to Sunday services
  1. Spontaneously John 9.1-7 & 35-38.
  2. Regularly Matt. 14.13 & 23.
  1. Corporate Worship
  1. Israelites in the Land of Egypt Ex. 4.31
  2. God’s Glory in our worship Ex. 40 (esp. v34-35)
  3.  “I was glad.” Psalm 122.01
  4. The Baby Jesus in the Temple Luke 2.21
  5. Jesus in the synagogue “as was His custom” Luke 6.6-10 Mark 3.1
  1. The New Testament Church and worship
  1. The Church begins worshiping Acts 1.12-15
  2. The Church grows worshiping Acts 2.40-41
  1. The New Testament example
  1. First Day of the week Acts 20.7
  2. Baptism, how they were added Acts 2.41
  3. What worship consisted of. Acts 2.42
  1. Apostles Doctrine (which became New Testament)
    1. Teaching part of their worship
    2. Bible educated qualified teachers in this case Apostles
  2. Fellowship (koinonia, to commune with…)
  1. Things they had in common
    1. Saved by the blood
    2. Jewish resistance
    3. Many were away from home
    4. Displaced religiously
  2. Of one mind
  1. Breaking of  Bread (The Lord’s Supper)
  2. Prayers
  1. Early Church leaders Acts 1.14
  2. Prayer for boldness when persecuted Acts 4.23-31
  3. Church prayer for Peter when he was in jail Acts 12.5-12
  4. Prayers not just a prayer but continued prayers
  1. Giving I Cor. 16.1-2