What an interesting week it has been. We just ended a series on what it means to be a man of God this past Sunday, and we’re picking up a new series this Sunday on, you guessed it, worship. We’re going to be looking at what worship really is, how worship was intended from Adam and Eve, from the patriarchs, worship in the temple, how Jesus perfected worship, and how we are supposed to worship today. I’m extremely excited to get into this series, because when a lot of Christians think of the word worship, we automatically think singing on Sunday morning. There is so much more than just singing. Not to get into my upcoming sermon, but we are to worship God with every aspect of our lives.
If we say God is almighty, powerful, and omnipresent then we should realize that worship occurs more places than just the church building. Our buildings are nothing more than a centralized location to gather together as a body of believers. You can knock down the building, but the church still remains. We are the church, the people are the church of God. The Holy Spirit dwells in each believer constantly, so wherever we go is an opportunity for us to worship our Lord and Savior. Please don’t misread what I wrote. This isn’t saying don’t gather together in a local place. We are still mean to gather together as believers. Colossians 3:16 says “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” So we gather together as a body of believers to sing praises together, share wisdom together, teach each other, and come together with thankfulness in our hearts.
We are a family and we worship together. Brothers and sisters in Christ are just that, brothers and sisters. Not only do we worship together, but we live life together. I know this part is kinda a “squirrel I’m chasing” if you will, but it’s sorta connected. Since we’re brothers and sisters in Christ, we should be working as hard as we can to build the bonds with each other. We should grow to know each other, love each other, care for each other. Scripture says there will come a day when our own biological families will turn on us, neighbors, friends, our own children, will hate us because of the name of Jesus. If you are a follower of Christ, then what will you have left? Your brothers and sisters in Christ. They will be the ones coming along side and helping when you are persecuted for your faith. (Getting back on my originally path now, see it was a kinda squirrel chase.) By that, we should realize how important it is to worship together as the family of God under one roof.
I hope that you’re able to join us at Salem Baptist Church this week. Please know you can come as you are, there is no dress code, well except just wear clothes, other than that come as you are. We would love to have you join us. If you’re not able to, you can check out the service on our Facebook page. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can email me at Pastor@salembaptistky.org
Blessings to All