What is worship?


We often think of worship as singing songs, praying, or reading the Bible.  But worship is so much more than that.  Worship is not just a part of our lives.  Worship is our life.  Worship is a lifestyle.  The true worship that God desires requires us to offer Him our entire life (Romans 12:1).  "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31)


However, it's impossible to glorify and worship God with our life unless you have been saved by grace through faith.  Otherwise, we are dead in our sins and tresspasses, unable to worship God (Ephesians 2:4-5).  Worship begins and ends with a belief in Jesus Christ, God's Son and our savior.  God gives us new life to repent and believe in the Gospel, the good news that Jesus Christ died to save sinners.  He even gives us His Holy Spirit to enable and help us live by faith and glorify him.  


At the same time, we can be intentional to worship and glorify God in specific ways like singing, praying, reading the Bible, gathering together as a church, and going on mission to make disciples.  These are important and even commanded by Christ himself in the New Testament.  Therefore, we spend significant time, resources, and energy praying and planning out these aspects of our church.  Check out the links below to read more what it looks like to worship God through each of these areas.