Confusing Celebration and Worship …

Corportate worship, or worship together, often connotes what happens in a given “event” meeting at a local church on Sundays. Interestingly the two Hebrew words and the two Greek words describe posture and action – bowing down and serving. Could we have confused the “event” and missed the “incarnation” of worship?

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

1 comment on “Confusing Celebration and Worship …

  1. says:

    I feel we as church goers are concerned with what we “get” out of church. In other words we focus on us while at church, instead of on God, or more exactly, on the worship of God.

    Worship should be for God, not for us. By the definition you listed, Serving God would be Serving others. For as Christ said “doing unto the least of these is like doing unto Him”.

    Sometimes we are like the Pharasee who made sure he prayed where others could hear him. Is that why some of us come, so others will hear us pray? Do we think of that as service? Must be, because what else do we do that would qualify for service? Tithing? Is that service? Or are we commanded to tithe? Giving can be worship and can be service, but God looks at the heart.

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