What you think about God, is the most important thought you have. This is why a church’s worship service is so important. A worship service is to be designed to center our thoughts and emotions on God. Worship is an appropriate response to the greatness of God. However, many church worship services become self-centered and self-seeking.
A worship service not focused on God, ceases to become a true worship service. Many church members blame the worship leaders for not focusing on God – the pastor or musicians. And that can be a very true statement. A worship service should never be a concert performance nor a lecture or speech. The focus should always be on God, not the participants.
However, everyone who enters a worship service should take personal responsibility to make sure their focus is on God. When we complain about the room temperature or the choice of music or gripe about what someone else is wearing or doing, it reveals that our attention is not on God.
This Sunday I will begin a four-part sermon series called: Worship – Giving Our Best To God. In 1 Corinthians 11-14, Paul’s concern with the Corinthian church is with some of the aspects of their public worship service. We will discover that they have the same struggles we have in our worship service – lack of focus on God.
This week, my message is “When Worship Isn’t Worship” from 1 Corinthians 11. Paul deals with hairdos and Lord’s Supper. The Corinthians were distracted with how people were cutting or not cutting their hair to worship properly. In addition, they were using the Lord’s Supper as a means of dividing the congregation instead of bringing them together. We will discover several principles that will help us build a God-honoring worship experience.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.