Worship: Wk 1
What makes worship worthwhile?
Led by Mervyn Flecknoe
Romans 12:1-4 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. 2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued
Hubert Reeves Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping
John 4:21-24 Believe me, woman, the time is coming when you Samaritans will worship the Father neither here at this mountain nor there in Jerusalem… the time is coming…when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. It’s who you are, and the way you live, that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth… The Father is out looking for those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship… Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration
This week’s challenge
- Explain to myself why I bother with worship.
- What’s in it for me?
- How can I persuade others that worship is worthwhile?
- Does God need to be worshipped?
God whom I worship,
Meet me as I muse over the value of that worship.
Help me to reflect on words and music,
Context and congregation,
And give me an attitude that is open and generous. Amen