What Is "Worship"?
Worship is a word that is simple in definition but deep in meaning. Simply put, it is to express a deep and thankful love. When Jesus was asked what was most important He replied with a two part answer. The first part was to Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. Worship is part of that expression of Love.
Worship is also personal. It is not something that someone else can do for you. You can do it anywhere, with others or alone. On Sunday we come together as a family and worship God as a community. You are an important part of that community. When we pray, you will be asked to join us in prayer. When we sing you will want to offer your own voice to God. When scripture is read, you will be encouraged to read along in your own Bible or from the projected text on the screen.
Worship is also meant to be an encouragement to you and to others around you. Worship is joyful! We are told to "Rejoice in the Lord always!" This was written by the Apostle Paul while in prison! Life can be very hard sometimes. Worship is one of the ways that you get close to God and let Him bring joy into your life.