A child of God need to know the will of my Father in heaven so that he can do His will. Jesus said:

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).

We learn the will of God from the Bible, my Father’s Book, which is given to guide His children in the right way. As a child of God, we need to know about the church of Christ because we were added to the church when we obeyed the gospel. The Bible says: “Praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).. In and through the church, children of God worship their Father in heaven. We need to know what the Bible teaches about the worship of God.

What Is Worship?

What is worship? It is really an attitude of mind (heart), and means to show respect ,reverence for admiration and love toward, my Father in heaven. This worship is expressed through outward exercises, as the New Testament teaches us, and these help show my respect and love for God our Father. The ways through which my worship of God is expressed must be right, or as God has taught through Christ. These ways of worship must also involve my heart if I am to worship God in the right way. Jesus said:

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).

The ways through which I express worship to God are found in the New Testament, and they include singing, praying, teaching, taking the Lord’s Supper (Communion) and giving (contribution).

“So what shall we do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind” (1 Corinthians 14:15). “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).

The early Christians prayed as they met together for worship. “They devoted themselves to the apostle teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).

“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42).

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