Worship Part VI (3.6): A Brief Review
The past five devotionals have focused us on worship – from, what worship is, to how we worship as individuals, to preparing for worship, to leading in worship. So let’s take today to simply review some of the things we’ve learned.
- Our definition of worship: “Worship is our response to God’s revelation of who He is and what He has done.” (Week 2)
- Worship is rooted in relationship and continually fosters that relationship between God and us. (Week 2)
- Worship requires both the mind and the heart (Spirit and truth) (Week 2)
- We must prepare for worship – both in the time leading up to the service on Sunday AM as well as the days and evenings beforehand. (Week 3)
- We have two primary jobs every Sunday – to worship God and also to lead the congregation to worship God as well (Week 1)
- Because one of our responsibilities on Sunday morning is to lead people in worship, we are a Worship Leading Choir (Week 4)
- The choir leads in worship by (Week 5):
- Singing the climactic song of the service
- Teaching new songs to the congregation
- Practicing worship during rehearsal
- Internalizing the text of the songs (both congregational and choral) so they minister to our hearts.
- Modeling worship for others to see (including physical posture and facial expression)
- Worship throughout the week so that Sunday is an overflow of Monday-Saturday, not an isolated event we prepare for.
Where does that leave us now? I would say we need to begin focusing on what worship means for us Monday through Saturday. We’ve spent a lot of time looking at worship on Sunday morning, but if Sunday is to be an over-flow of Monday-Saturday relationship, what does that Monday-Saturday relationship look like?
That’s where we’ll go from here – and we’ll actually start that next week. For this week, just think about how you worship God in the every day – remember that worship is responding to God – and then examine your response to him every moment of every day.