WORSHIP – to honor or show reverence for as a divine being or supernatural power; to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion
Worship includes proclamation of God’s Word, yet worship is more than Scripture lessons and a sermon. For some people, music is their favorite element of worship; yet even for music lovers, worship is more than a collection of songs. We pray during worship, yet worship is more than prayer. People need to gather for worship to happen, yet worship is much more than just a meeting. Clearly worship is more than the sum of its parts.
Scripture: Luke 4:8
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'”
“Worship is the proper response of all moral, sentient beings to God, ascribing all honor and worth to their Creator-God precisely because he is worthy, delightfully so.”
— D.A. Carson
Philip Wagner of Church Leaders shares his thoughts on 6 essential reasons why worship matters. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.