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Learning How to Worship: An Illustration

Learning How to Worship: An Illustration

When we worship in a public setting, are we concerned what others think of us? Do we allow their opinions to temper our outpouring of love for God? The woman who anointed Jesus with expensive perfume was criticized for her worship, but she didn’t care what others thought. Alistair Begg explains that she surrendered her social acceptability in order to worship Jesus, just as we should worship Him with all our might.

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What Is True Worship?

We live in a culture that is self-focused. Sadly, even our worship can become about how it makes us feel or what we get out of it. We may go to church because the songs and the routine give us warm feelings, or we choose to skip church because we don’t feel like going. But the Bible is clear that worship is not about us. It’s about God. His Word instructs us to worship because He deserves our praise.

Teaching from Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Mark, John, and 1 Thessalonians, Alistair Begg draws our attention to what the Bible says about worship. Genuine worship in spirit and in truth is only possible when we are captured by an overwhelming sense of awe and reverence in the presence of God. As we approach worship, we should prepare properly, engage our minds, and keep our hearts focused on the object of our worship, the one true God. Then, and only then, can we expect visitors to our services to exclaim, "Surely God is in this place!"