What is Worship? How Do I Worship GOD? Am I Worshiping GOD The Right Way?
Pastor Duke talks about the true biblical way of worshiping GOD.
So What Is Christian Worship?
The Greek word for worship found in Romans 12:1 is the word “latreia” It means the service and worship of God. Christian worship is the act from the heart of ministering or showing God how much He is valued and adored.
Worship starts in the heart.
Jesus gives an important principle in John’s gospel chapter 4.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Worship cannot be just a form or function. It has to come from our spirit or in layman’s terms, heart. It must be sincere and honest. It cannot be just some type of ritual or duty you perform out of a sense of obligation or because other people are doing it. It has to come from your heart and come from a truthful heart.
Forms Of Worship According To The Bible
The most common form of Christian worship is singing. The Bible tells us to sing in our worship.
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
God is not interested in whether or not you are a great singer. He wants to know that you are expressing the melody that has been given to you in your heart by Him.
1 Timothy 2:8
[ Men and Women in the Church ] I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. Then all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.
Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
We must remember that worship is centered towards God and for God. It is not just singing about God. It is singing to God. It is not clapping about God, dancing about God, bowing about God. It is clapping, dancing, bowing, and whatever other form of worship you use, to or towards God. It is God focused and God centered.