In the Bible, Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Worship is an act of love. It is a demonstration of love. We serve God and we worship God each Sunday when we gather together to sing his praises and listen to his word, but there is so much more to worship than that.
We worship God when we attend a Bible Study during the week. Jesus said, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
We worship God when we attend a youth or children’s program, or when we volunteer to help a program. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
We worship when we share God’s word and his love with new believers at Alpha. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
We worship God when we support the Food Bank. We worship God when we support Rachel’s Home. We worship God when we give to support the construction of Sunday School classes at a church in Guatemala. Jesus said, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.”
We worship God when we “Run for the Cure” or we run for “The Marathon of Hope”. We worship God, when we visit a friend who is struggling. We worship God when we pray for ourselves, and when we pray for others. We worship God when we celebrate a wedding or a graduation. We worship God when we share a meal and celebrate the friends he has surrounded us with.
We worship God when we support our summer food drive or when we give to support the Life and Work of Central. Life and Work of the Church, is a churchie phrase that means everything from keeping the lights on to supporting our Youth and our Children.
Paul said to the residents of Corinth, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
And to the residents of Philippi, he said “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
So, what does worship look like? Here’s a glimpse.