Worship in the Church

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Worship is the proper response we to make to God as He comes to us clothed in His promises throughout the biblical narrative and covenantal promises, all of which culminate in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christian worship, then, is Christ-centered. It is love inspired reverence, honor and glory for the One who is the eternal word that became flesh and dwelt among us; the One in whom the fulness of God dwelt bodily; the One who has been given a name that is above every other name, that every knee should bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father; that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father.

Scripture teaches that we become like whatever or whomever we worship. In worshipping God we become more godly and we learn to edify one another, forbear with one another, forgive one another, challenge one another. Worship recounts the glory of God in His attributes and actions. It helps plant within our souls a love of God that would otherwise grow cold. In this way worship renews and transforms us; it makes us one with the saints of every age; it helps us persevere as we trust in the power of the gospel to make all things new. Revelation 5 is a dramatic representation of the worthiness of Jesus, the Lion and the Lamb, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!

Such worship exalts the One who is able to make all things new and it exults in the victory of God’s purposes for creation, while it inspires us to remain faithful until the end.  It enables us to accept the slings and arrows of life because Jesus is the divinely appointed Lord in whom all things are brought to consummation.

Scripture: Revelation 5:9-14