Basics of Biblical Worship



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    Worshiping God is simple. He has asked us to worship Him, but He has made the actions simple so that they are easy to understand. The difficult part of worship is keeping our heart in the worship as well. Worship without heart isn't worship at all...even if we are doing everything else right (John 4:24).

    There are only 5 ways that God has asked us to worship Him. There are many ways in which we serve Him, but only a few ways in which we worship Him. They are outlined below:

    Sing To the Lord—Colossians 3:16
    Singing is sometimes done with other Christians—Ephesians 5:17
    Singing’s secondary purpose is to teach and admonish (Warn)—Colossians 3:16
    We are to sing-- Colossians 3:16
    1. Psalms-- from the book of psalms
    2. Hymns-- songs written to praise God
    3. Spiritual songs-- songs written with a spiritual meaning
    We are to sing when we are happy—James 5:13
    We are to sing with spirit (heart), and understanding (knowledge)—1 Corinthians 14:15
    Example: Paul and Silas prayed while they were wrongly imprisoned—Acts 16:25

    Pray—1 Thessalonians 5:17
    Pray always—1 Thessalonians 5:17; Romans 12:12
    Sometimes one needs to be alone to pray—Luke 6:12
    Prayer must be done believing—Mark 11:24; James 1:5-6; James 5:16
    Prayers must be for righteous things— James 4:3
    Prayers must be with spirit (heart) and understanding (knowledge)—1 Corinthians 14:15
    Pray when we are afflicted—James 5:13
    Pray with other Christians—Acts 12:5

    Give—1 Corinthians 16:1-2
    Give every Sunday—1 Corinthians 16:1-2
    Give—as decided in ones heart, not reluctantly or as compelled to do so—2 Corinthians 9:7
    Give as needs are seen—1 John 3:17

    Take the Lord’s Supper—1 Corinthians 11:23-26
    Lord’s supper consists of Grape Juice (fruit of the vine) and unleavened bread (no yeast)
    Lord’s supper is done on the first day of the week (Sunday)—Acts 20:7
    Lord’s supper is communion (fellowship) with other Christians—1 Corinthians 11:16
    ... Juice is to help one remember the blood of Christ that was shed
    ... Bread is to help one remember the body of Christ that was broken
    Lord’s supper proclaims the Lord’s death to others and ones self—1 Corinthians 11:25
    Lord’s supper must be taken with the right mindset—1 Corinthians 11:27-29

    Study/Teach— 2 Timothy 4:1-4
    When Christians are gathered together—1 Corinthians 4:16-17; Acts 20:7
    Throughout the week (riding in a chariot on a trip)—Acts 8:26-31
    The word of Christ is to dwell within us—Colossians 3:14
    Studying the word of Christ leads to a growing faith—Romans 10:17



  • Thank you @dddoo7 !

    Important distinction between worshiping God and serving Him.