Overseers Adam Diehl & Jon Paul Robles

This post is the first in a series of blog posts about how we should worship. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up to receive email updates (in the sidebar to the right) so you don’t miss out!

1) We should worship with the “S” Word:  Sacrifice

I call sacrifice the “S Word” because nobody ever likes to talk about it. When people discuss worship they often paint a picture of a bright sky with fluffy clouds – as if Christianity was always perfect and honky-dorey. If we want to worship rightly, we need to offer God a sacrifice of worship (this has little to do with music). Worship is about humbling yourself before God; breaking your pride. Jesus did not die on a cross just so that we could be comfortable – he expects a sacrifice of worship back to Him. Let’s see this in scripture:

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies [entire lives] as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Hebrews 13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

1 Peter 2:5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Pslams 51:17
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.

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