Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 14
Pastor Ryan began the message by asking each of us this question: Are you willing to let the Word of God instruct you on how you are to worship regardless of your background?
In today’s message, we examined three important attributes of biblical worship
Attributes of Biblical Worship
1. Biblical Worship is Welcoming (1 Cor. 14:6, 23-25)
Worship must be understandable. Many who come to worship may be in our church for the first time and Christianity may be new for them. Worship is not ‘simplified’ for the lost person, but it should be understandable and welcoming.
2. Biblical Worship is in Order (1 Cor. 14:40)
- It must be under control
- It cannot be ecstatic
3. The focus of Biblical worship is on Jesus (1 Cor. 15:1-11)
Paul is teaching that our worship and our lives are to point to Jesus – not ourselves.
A life of genuine, passionate, all-consuming worship is an exhilarating experience.
Questions for reflection and discussion:
- Am I completely focused on the majesty of Jesus when I enter into worship, or does my own agenda distract me?
- Am I so caught up in what other people think that I am unwilling to worship Him with my whole heart when we gather to worship?
- Have I accepted some substitute for the gift of forgiveness that Jesus has offered me, and has my worship become an attempt to earn His approval rather than a celebration of the payment He has made on the cross? If so, am I willing to receive the gift of grace He offers today?