We apologize that we had some technical difficulties with recording the message this week, but please enjoy reading Pastor Tom’s manuscript of this week’s message.
Psalm 95:1-6, “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”
Last summer we took a deep dive into worship. We spent ten weeks on what biblical worship looks like. We looked at the history of worship, how the bible defines worship, what it means to worship, what we worship, why we worship, where we worship and how music fits in to corporate worship. The one thing that stuck out to me was Webster’s dictionary definition of worship that we used throughout the series and at times you have heard me reference it since the end of that series.
That definition is:
- Extravagant Love
- Extreme Submission
I think that definition so accurately describes what worship is. We worship in extravagant love for our Savior Jesus Christ and our God. We also, worship in extreme submission to our Savior Jesus Christ and God. I believe when we do that on a consistent basis that it causes us to continually be changed and be conformed to His likeness.