I Love My Church in Worship
Over the next few weeks, I want to share some thoughts on how we can show our love for our church. I love my church! I know I am the pastor, but I still need to love the church that God has placed me in. Many times I have the same struggle as you in showing that love properly. The following ideas are meant to encourage us to love our churches even more.
I want to show my love for Jesus and my church in my worship. The word “worship” comes from an old English word “worthship.” Worship is declaring by word and deed that God is worthy of our absolute love, total devotion and complete obedience in every aspect of life. At our church, we believe that the Bible is our authority for faith and practice. Because the Bible is a book from God and about God it deserves a central place in the worship of God. The Bible is the basis for prayers, sermons and music. I believe that congregational worship is an essential ingredient of church life (Hebrews 10:25).
There are a variety of ways that we worship God in our church. Many times it is through our singing. We should also worship in our giving. We should definitely worship in the prayer time and the preaching time. Worship should also happen during communion and baptism. Too often we miss valuable opportunities to worship Jesus in our weekly service times.
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