There’s more to worship than just music, although music speaks into our souls in a unique and powerful way. One dictionary definition of the word worship is “to show reverence and adoration for (a deity)” which means that we can show reference to God in so many more ways than just through music. In our distractions, we sometimes forget that Jesus is Lord, who should take number one spot in our lives. But when we put everything else in ourselves second to Jesus, he sends us back into the world as better versions of ourselves.
In this message, Pastor Josh Mutter helps us to understand more about worship and its importance as a spiritual practice.
SPIRITUAL STUFF FOR THE EVERYDAY SOUL
Message by Josh Mutter – October 27, 2019
WORSHIP – WHAT IS WORSHIP?
1. Worship is relational, engaging our emotions and our mind
John 4:21,23-24 NIV “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem…Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
2. Worship is laying down our best at the feet of Jesus
Revelation 4:10-11 NIV The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
3. Worship isn’t something we just do, it is who we are
Romans 12:1-2 NIV Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
4. Worship is declaring Jesus in the dark moments of life
Acts 16:25 NIV About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.