Notes from Mark

Notes from Mark

Worship is a verb. It is active participation on the part of one giving worship. This part of worship has been stated over and again for my entire adult life. I have said it, you probably have said and too often we neglect it. We would rather have worship done for us, it’s easier that way, except that is not worship at all. Perhaps it is as easy to say things that are not worship. Music is not worship. We have done the word and action of worship a great disservice by equating music and the style of music with worship. Our thinking concerning our corporate times of worship should not be worship music, then preaching, then offering, the prayer, then go home. The time we gather on Sundays is set aside for worship. It is time we as a body have set aside to ascribe glory, honor, majesty, praise, thanksgiving, confession, repentance to God. We can use anything that God has created to do this. If we did not sing a note, we could and would worship. God’s word is paramount in worship. God’s truth must be shared. It is quite possible that we could gather in prayer and silence and have the most worshipful experience. Knowing our attention and souls are focused on God and Him alone is when worship is sweetest. To this end I personally am trying to break my habit of identifying worship with music. We will sing songs of praise and repentance to God. We will lift up our hearts of grateful thanksgiving. My desire is to worship God using the gifts with which He has blessed our church.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

Now is a great time to join our Worship Choir. Please join with us this Wednesday at 7 PM

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