Worship is one of the wonders of the Christian life creating awe, an opportunity of expression and a sense of overwhelming joy that is unsurpassed. This joy is fully known because of Jesus Christ, the One and only Son of the living God who created all that exists for His glory. Jesus, in His glorious and triumphant life, death and resurrection, has secured the eternal forgiveness and life for all who believe. Because of this great work, God is revealed to the lost sheep that they might be saved. From the beginning of time, God has established Himself as the object of great worth, praise, adoration and reverence.
Though our current attitude toward worship changes from season to season and generation-to-generation, the scriptures teach us all that is needed in order to understand worship, participate in worship and celebrate Christ who is the object of our worship. Worship, in a nutshell, is praising something because of its worth. As the church, we understand that the only one who is worth anything in this universe is the one who created it all, the Lord God Almighty who has made Himself known through His Son, Jesus the Holy Anointed One of God. These lessons will engage the mind and the heart in the action of worship and allow the learner to look deep into the cavern of their soul and discern what is the greatest joy and affection found. They will be able to see clearly God’s plan for worship through His creation, His holiness, His worthiness, His character, His justice, His mercy and His love toward His children.
Paul says in the book of Romans chapter 8 that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore, we must now take time, to view scripture through two lenses: a lens of theological truths, and a lens of consequences of worship. Then we will understand the great God worthy of great worship!