The Breaking of Bread and to Prayer
Here are the essential acts of Worship. This is an act of remembering the Lordship of Jesus as well as the Salvation from Jesus. Meal sharing in the time of the early church was a clear communication of friendship and trust. As the Lord invites us to His Table to remember Him, He clearly states his desire for us to be his trusted friends. As we gather around the table we cannot help but remember what Jesus did on the cross and proclaim him as Lord.
If too little has been asked of the word Fellowship, perhaps too much has been asked of the word Worship. Simply put worship is the ascribing of worth to God. Unfortunately we have hinged too much of church life on one day per week and often only one hour of that day. As we read in Acts 2 this devotion and breaking of bread and prayer was not limited to one place or one time but "Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people." (vs. 46,47a) Therefore, not only is worship a 24/7/365 deal, but so is our devotion to discipleship and the fellowship.
I Will Worship Weekly
The Holy Spirit can satisfy our hearts forever, if we let Him. The problem is that sometimes we look to physical, created things for our fulfillment. But, just as Jesus told the woman at the well, only the living water of the Spirit can quench our thirst eternally. In the words of the classic hymn, "The things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."
Worshipping together with the family of God is integral to being part of a church community. Are you regularly involved in worship?
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