“If the Lord is to be Lord, worship must have priority in our lives.” Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline. You don’t have to go to a particular place at a particular time to worship God.
But, God gives us the opportunity to gather as groups to worship for two reasons: glorify Him and edify the body, (encourage the people of the church.)
It doesn’t take much to come up with a reason to stay away from a place of worship on any given Sunday. Granted a building is not imperative to engage in worship with God, however, God designed the corporate worship service for two reasons: so that we can glorify and honor Him and edify and support the body of Christ. When we gather as a group to worship we say ‘amen’ to who God is, what He has done for us and we support fellow believers by our participation.
So are you attending a worship service this weekend?
If this is a part of your regular routine then will you invite someone to come with you?
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30
This post is another in a series written as an encouragement for the people I worship with each week, ClearView. Tomorrow (April 3, 2011) we will begin a new sermon series “72 Hours That Changed Everything,” and introduce a new song, Christ is Risen.