Sunday, January 29, 2006

worship with the church today

Here's something to consider, a quote without comment . . .
"All of my friends tell me they can worship God just as well playing golf, fishing on a lake or hunting in the woods. No, I tell them, you can't hunt or fish or play golf in the sanctuary and you can't worship in the same way outside of the church. Sure, you may have a moment or two of wonder, but not the life transforming moment that should happen in the Presence of God and His people.

"The first and obvious reason for worship is we need to acknowledge that there is no God but God. You would think this would be obvious, but during the week, all kinds of false gods compete for our attention. This is the time where we reestablish the proper order of our lives. God alone is worthy of our worship.

"Second, we gather together to encourage each other. During the week, we often fight our battles alone, but when we get together we are reminded that God is working in a lot of places and in a lot of people. Worshiping together helps us keep the challenges of our lives in eternal perspective.

"Lastly, when God is working in your life, you simply cannot praise God big enough or loud enough by yourself. You need the help of your brothers and sisters to praise God. So, we gather on Sunday. We sing; we pray; we worship -- together. It doesn't get any better." (Mike Glenn)