Quotes from Jesus:
“By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.” (John 5:30)
“For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” (John 12:49-50)
“If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.” (John 15:10)
Today we turn our attention to the Discipline of Worship. There are many definitions of worship. One of the definitions is: “Worship is to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission” (Webster’s Dictionary,1828)”. This definition is close to the definition we present on our www.40daysofdiscipline.com website: “A lifestyle of submission to God.” As we consider these definitions and examine the life of Jesus as captured in the Gospels, we are again inspired to “Be like Jesus”.
Please carefully read the quotes from Jesus in the passages above, and then read the following statement:
“Every Sunday or alternate day of worship, Christendom experiences a major dilemma. Many people who have not paid any attention to submitting to God or pleasing Him the rest of the week engage in an event called they call worship.”
Please answer the two questions below.
- What are your views on the statement about Christians and worship above?
- How do you guard against being guilty of Sunday only “worship”?