Order of Worship

Church Bulletins are somewhat helpful, if used properly. However, they can and often do hinder worship. When that happens, it’s probably our fault. How so? We use them as a “check off” list to finish in a certain time-frame. Worship fades into the background of our habituation. For example: suppose you have a Sunday morning service from 11:00-!2:00 A. M. You visit for a few minutes before it begins. You settle in at the hour and go through the weekly routine. At 12 P. M. you prepare to leave, assuming that you have discharged your responsibility. But, have you? Very possibly not! It’s a foolish and costly mistake if you confine your worship to a set hour. Worship is intended to be a 24/7 experience for all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior. The hour on Sunday is just a sharing of worship that the “family of God,” engages in together). Worship should flow through that hour and continue to flow in our daily lives. Is there a steady current of worship going on in what we are, in what we think, in what motivates and moves us, in our speech and emotions? This should be our goal and purpose!  In Psalm 96:9, the psalmist’s inspired appeal is: “O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.  May Reginald Heber’s hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy,” move our hearts in worship: “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!  Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee. Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity! Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore Thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee, which wert and art and evermore shalt be. Holy, Holy, Holy! though the darkness hide Thee, though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see, only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee, perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!  All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea. Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” Selah! Worshipping God in eternity will be a thrilling experience! Start worshipping now and find your walk with God to be far more fulfilling!   Ron

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