Monday, March 24, 2014


We had a very enjoyable Sunday School class this AM.  The topic was "The Discipline of Worship".   Take a minute and think about how YOU define worship.

If you are like MOST Americans you define it strictly in terms of CORPORATE worship.  In fact, that is the way the author did, in the book that is guiding us.  And there is NO doubt that corporate worship is extremely important.  But take a look at Romans 12:1.

Offering our bodies as living sacrifices, as a spiritual service, or spiritual service of worship-- it's the same either way.  But the point is that worship is a 24/7 opportunity and the day of worship isn't just Sunday, but Monday- Sunday, repeat.

If worship is restricted to corporate worship, then there won't be much genuine worship.  BUT, if worship corporately follows a week of personal worship-- now that will be a great time!

One thing we didn't get to discuss was the important role of music, in personal, as well as corporate, worship.  You don't need a pipe organ, a piano, or a skilled musician to engage in musical worship.  No matter how bad your voice, you can sing to the L^rd a song of worship, and the ONE who made your voice will recieve glory in your offering.

After class was over it dawned on me how circular worship is.  True worship originates with the Holy Spirit who stirs us to worship G^D the Father, which is only possible because of the the Shed blood of the Son of G^d.  Jesus himself told us, that,

"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."  Jn 4:23

So enjoy a WEEK of worship instead of a day of worship.


  1. I think you mean, Now that will be a great time, instead of Not that will be a great time....just saying.

  2. Yeah, I just put that in there to garner some comments. Thanks.