Basic Bible Teachings
Lesson 10: We Need to Worship
by Bob Burridge ©2011
We Need to Worship
God made everything to display all that he is. When we see how wonderful God is, we should thank him and worship him. The Bible tells us how we should worship.
When we worship God we show how much we love him and respect him. The words used for worship in the Bible mean to bow down to someone greater than us and to honor that person. Our worship must always honor God. He is the only one we should worship. This is what the first four of the Ten Commandments teach us.
The attitude in our heart is the most important part of worship. We show how much we honor God by doing things in worship that please him. When we worship we pray to God, admit our sins, and sing about the wonderful things he has done. We listen to his word being read and explained to us.
When we gather for worship as a church we take part in the Sacraments. Sometimes a person is Baptized. When we see someone baptized we should remember that we who trust in Jesus as our Savior and who are baptized are part of the family of Christ too. It should remind us to serve our Heavenly Father and to care for one another as his children. When you understand the Lord’s Supper the Officers of the church can talk with you and allow you to take part in that part of worship too.
God promises special blessings to his children when they worship him in these ways. It helps us to be spiritually healthy. We are not born into the new life in Christ by partaking of the Sacraments, but for believers they are important to help us grow into joyful and strong believers.
When we are alone or with friends and family we can worship God at any time by praying to him, singing his praises, and thinking about the wonderful things God tells us in the Bible.
Psalm 95:6 says, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.”
Verse 9 of that same Psalm says, “Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!”
(Bible verses are quoted from the New King James Version of the Bible)
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