Our Worship


It might not matter to man how he worships God, but it does matter to God. God desires our worship. Not only does He desire our worship, but He has described and designated His divinely acceptable worship. Since He demands that we worship only according to His Will, then it is evident that it does matter how one worships.

John 4:24 lays down how we are to worship God acceptably, “God is a spirit and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Notice, first of all the word “must.” It carries with it the idea of that which is imperative, therefore necessary. Again, suggesting to us, that there is a pattern or plan that must be followed. God has not left it up to man to decide “how” to worship Him acceptably, He has the plan.

Acceptably worship must have (1) Proper Aim - God; (2) Proper Attitude - In spirit and (3) Proper Authority - In truth. Worship is not just an attitude. It involves “acts” of worship as authorized by His Word.

As we worship God we do have Bible authority to ...

  • Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)

  • Partake of the Lord’s Supper upon the first day of the week (Acts 20:7)

  • To give (contribute) back to God upon the first day of the week as He has blessed us (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7);

  • To pray to God (Acts 2:42; Colossians 4:2)

  • To Study His Word as it is being taught and preached (2 Timothy 2:15; Acts 17:11).

God never has accepted just “any kind” of worship. Even in the Old Testament God was strict concerning what to do in worship. The examples of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 and Hebrews 11:6 and that of Nadab and Abihu in Leviticus 10:1-3 demonstrate that it does matter to God how that one worships.

In the New Testament we read that there is such a thing as vain worship (Matthew 15:9); “will” worship (Colossians 2:23) and worshiping in ignorance (Acts 17:23). Certainly such is not acceptable to the Lord. He accepts only “true” worship.

Does it matter how that one worships God? It does to Him and that is what counts! - - Jerry Joseph


Sunday Bible Classes - 9 AM
Sunday Worship 10 AM & 1 PM

Wednesday Devo & Bible Classes 6:30 PM