Christians used to participate in worship not only on Sunday mornings but on Sunday evenings as well. Is this something we should still be doing? In this Q&A video from our 2017 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey considers the worship service through history. Just Ask.Ligonier.org to get clear and trustworthy answers to your biblical and theological questions.
Stephen Charnock once said concerning worship, “To pretend to pay homage to God and intend only the advantage of self is, rather, to mock Him than worship Him. When we believe that we ought to be satisfied than God glorified, we set God below ourselves. Imagine, that He should submit His own honor to our advantage-we make our selves more glorious than God.” On this program, Mike studies worship and the purpose of the church worship service.
C.S. Lewis once said, “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling ‘darkness’ on the wall of his cell…”
On this program, Mike examines what worship is and what worship isn’t; citing the secular cultures idea of worship with examples from contemporary music. Then, he shares examples of how some in contemporary Christianity define the worship of God.
We should love, prize and cherish the Lord Jesus, not because of what He can do for us, but rather because of who He is and that we desire to be obedient to Him. Mike shares a wonderful clip by John Piper on this. Also, a follow-up on the recent purpose driven program, sharing a clip from a message by Paul Washer.
There are many different “styles” of worship services today. What is worship and is it defined by what it does for us, or what we do? Mike examines the true definition of worship citing Scriptures from 1 Corinthians chapters 1 and 10. Also, Mike comments on an article quoting Rob Bell and how “the sound of breath” is the Name of God?