What is Worship?

This is a beautiful question that, without great care, can prompt some very ugly argument. Why? Because each of us experience “worship” in unique ways. Our experience, our sense of the presence of the holy, is shaped by a vast array of factors. Where and when we grew up, how our families worshiped, what denomination we did (or do) belong to, what sort of music we are exposed to, what rhythms of devotion we adhere to… all these elements contribute to our definitions, our conceptions, of worship.

Worship is typically a “community” experience, a “social” event (one that involves more than one person). And yet, each of us have doubtless known tremendous moments of “solo worship” whether in church, out in a meadow, on a beach, or a mountainside.

Is worship a “mood”, when we experience the near presence and intimate connection of Holy God in the moment?

Is worship an “attitude”, a sense of devotion, obedience, and abandonment to our trust to the will of God?

Is worship an “activity”, where our will and body bend the knee in awe as we sense the majesty and magnificence of Holy God?

Is worship an “event”, where two or more are gathered in His Name, and Christ stands among us?

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https://churchsetfree.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/getting-in-the-zone/

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