Worship is about pleasing God!

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Worship is about pleasing God – yet we also use our weekly gatherings to instruct the flock and win unbelievers to Christ. Balancing these priorities is a difficult task. The clergy and musicians who shoulder this burden deserve our encouragement – not our condemnation.

Carl Murphy [01/21/2016 10:03 AM]
Unfortunately worship has become less about worshiping God and more about worshiping the way we worship

Wayne Hazard [01/21/2016 10:06 AM]
How true, not like the old days of true worshiping from within your Spirit!

James Locklair Locklair [01/21/2016 10:29 AM]
We need to entertain God in worship and not other things

Alan N Carla Smith [01/21/2016 10:34 AM]
what are your thoughts on soloists, ..aka… specials?? Carl, Wayne, James… anyone else??

Tim Renneberg [01/21/2016 10:36 AM]
I don’t think God is concerned about lights, microphones, instruments, style of music or whether we sing choruses or hymns (and I usually favour including both). Is an 1885 model for worship more sacred than a 2016 model? I don’t think so. The problem isn’t our model of worship. The problem is us

James Locklair Locklair [01/21/2016 10:38 AM]
All worship should be in the spirit of God

Alan N Carla Smith [01/21/2016 10:38 AM]
Tim what do we need to do? How do we ‘fix us’? Help those who may be reading…and not know HOW to start? or ‘right the ship’?

Tim Renneberg [01/21/2016 10:51 AM]
We all have personal preferences in our music tastes and how we like to see our worship services run. When it comes to worship music in the church, we have to grow beyond “this is what I like” to a place where we realize that worship isn’t about me or my preferences.

18 Comments

  • Reply June 1, 2017

    Link Hudson

    I was once on a discussion list with a Greek scholar. He would often point out that proskuneo, translated ‘worship’ in the New Testament scriptures, and its Hebrew equivalent referred to prostration, bowing down with ones head toward the floor or ground.

  • Reply June 1, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Worship is serving God

  • Reply June 1, 2017

    Street Preacherz

    Worship is when you lift your eyes to heaven. And your heart swells with hope. And you know God put it there.

  • Reply June 1, 2017

    Derrick Harmon

    Worship is communion, prayer, scripture reading, preaching the death, burial, resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • Reply June 1, 2017

      Link Hudson

      In scripture it often is used to translate a word that refers to prostration.

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Varnel Watson

      Link Hudson do you believe in clapping in church?

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Link Hudson

      Believing in clapping in church? I have no problem with clapping in church, but if a church doesn’t clap on one occasion, I wouldn’t say it was wrong either to go a meeting without clapping.

      Here in Indonesia, clapping is a controversial issue among some of the ‘Protestan’ groups. I have heard some Batak Lutherans describe Pentecostals as ‘yang tupuk tangan’ — the ones who clap their hands.

  • Reply June 2, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Derrick Harmon Let’s not forget giving. Worship is mainly giving

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      Worship is when everything is given. In consecration to Him. Heart, Soul, Life, Conversation and a few little dollars when you can… lol

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Varnel Watson

      The Western believer today gladly gives everything but money. It’s money where it hurts the most…

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      If successful at giving God everything in consecration, a deep and abiding consecration, money will be no object.

  • Reply June 2, 2017

    Wayne Scott

    The sin practicing unrepentant Cain (I John 3:12) could have done all those things and still would have been unaccepted because he refused to provide the one act of worship God accepts:

    Rom 12
    1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      In Genesis 4 when God told Cain, “Don’t you know if you do what is right you will be accepted?” He was not commanding animal sacrifice but Romans 12:1-2 worship.

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
      Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
      This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
      A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”
      – Galations 5:6,7,8

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Link Hudson

      His SACRIFICE had been rejected.

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      Of course his sacrifice was rejected, but solely because he was a practicing unrepentant sinner (I John 3:12). Common thought, which I have rejected, is that this unrepentant sinner could have been accepted has he only known to offer blood atonement as a covering for his ongoing sins.

      I call this “the battle for the beginning.” We all know that God is immutable and that whatever His salvation is, it has always been, even here. Problem is that we have no record of God having commanded animal blood to atone for sin at this point. Serious eisegesis.

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      The same people usually also argue that when God made clothes for Adam and Eve, He performed the first animal sacrifice to atone for their sin. Another lie. If that had been so, would He have still rejected them?

    • Reply June 2, 2017

      Link Hudson

      Under the sacrificial system, one still had to confess his sin, and high handed din could not be atoned for.

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Worship is about pleasing God!

Posted by in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Worship is about pleasing God – yet we also use our weekly gatherings to instruct the flock and win unbelievers to Christ. Balancing these priorities is a difficult task. The clergy and musicians who shoulder this burden deserve our encouragement – not our condemnation.

Carl Murphy [01/21/2016 10:03 AM]
Unfortunately worship has become less about worshiping God and more about worshiping the way we worship

Wayne Hazard [01/21/2016 10:06 AM]
How true, not like the old days of true worshiping from within your Spirit!

James Locklair Locklair [01/21/2016 10:29 AM]
We need to entertain God in worship and not other things

Alan N Carla Smith [01/21/2016 10:34 AM]
what are your thoughts on soloists, ..aka… specials?? Carl, Wayne, James… anyone else??

Tim Renneberg [01/21/2016 10:36 AM]
I don’t think God is concerned about lights, microphones, instruments, style of music or whether we sing choruses or hymns (and I usually favour including both). Is an 1885 model for worship more sacred than a 2016 model? I don’t think so. The problem isn’t our model of worship. The problem is us

James Locklair Locklair [01/21/2016 10:38 AM]
All worship should be in the spirit of God

Alan N Carla Smith [01/21/2016 10:38 AM]
Tim what do we need to do? How do we ‘fix us’? Help those who may be reading…and not know HOW to start? or ‘right the ship’?

Tim Renneberg [01/21/2016 10:51 AM]
We all have personal preferences in our music tastes and how we like to see our worship services run. When it comes to worship music in the church, we have to grow beyond “this is what I like” to a place where we realize that worship isn’t about me or my preferences.

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