Doctrine of Worship

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Michael Sanders Mr. Phillip Peterson Doctrine I April 11, 2013 Worship Worship as defined is the act of bringing adoration to something or someone. All religions have some form of worship to their deity. As Christians our worship is given to the one true living God, the God whose inspired word is the Bible. Although as humans worshiping a perfect God, Christians do not always worship God the way that He wants them to. Due to our fallen nature humans focus on themselves; we are self-centered, self-gratifying, self-indulgent, prideful, and arrogant. Most believe that we can bring ourselves to Gods level; some think that if we “worship” in a certain way we can please Him through certain kinds music or certain acts; few understand…show more content…
“23 ‘But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.’” John 4:23-24 (NASB). Worshiping God in spirit and truth can be done in conjunction with menial tasks; personal worship is the intimate time that we as Christians spend with God; whether that is through serving others, sing praise to God while washing dishes, praying, meditating on God’s word, walking through the forest of God’s great creation and talking to him, or through trying times. We see this throughout the entire book of Psalms, in Job, in the New Testament when Paul is in prison, and constantly throughout the entire Word of God. Before Christ gave Himself up for the remission of sins there was also a sacrificial worship, which was to bring glory and honor to God through the offering of animals. This is a part of the Old Testament worship, as a part of the New Testament, we as Christians participate in spiritual worship, which is to worship in spirit. Christians begin worshiping God when we accept His truths and the Gospel of Christ Jesus. As a part of the human condition, the sinful nature prevents us from having the one on one contact with the creator of everything, the great and awesome God, Yahweh; because of this condition we cannot bring glory to God in worship. Through the
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